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1 Essex Center Dr. Peabody MA - 978-538-4000
~4.91 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Lahey Clinic is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1923 by the surgeon, Frank H. Lahey, M.D. and is considered to be one of the best medical centers in the United States.When Frank Howard Lahey founded a group practice in 1922 with the renowned gastroenterologist, Sara Jordan, M.D., and the anesthesiologist, Lincoln Fleetford Sise, M.D., his plan was to create a clinic where many specialties would coexist under one roof. This idea became the Lahey Clinic and it was built at 605 Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston where it would remain for another fifty-five years (Its former building now houses the BU School of Education).Lahey's original team—gastroenterologist Sara Jordan, anesthesiologist Lincoln Sise, operating nurse Blanche Wallace, surg...
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~10.70 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Town of Winthrop is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Although known as a town, Winthrop adopted a home rule charter in 2005 with a council-manager form of government and is considered a city under Massachusetts law. The population of Winthrop was 18,303 at the 2000 census. Standing on Winthrop's edge one can see the city of Boston and Deer Island.
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East Boston (Neighborhood)
~11.66 miles from Marblehead city center
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East Boston is a neighborhood of nearly 40,000 people that is part of the City of Boston. The community was created by connecting several islands using landfill and was annexed by Boston in 1836. East Boston is separated from the rest of the city by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. Directly west of East Boston across Boston Harbor is the North End and Boston's Financial District. The neighborhood has long provided a foothold for the latest wave of immigrants, with Irish, Russian Jews and then Italians alternating as the predominant group. Today immigrants from El Salvador, Brazil and elsewhere in Central and South America have made East Boston one of the centers of Latino culture in New England.
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Boxford State Forest
~12.82 miles from Marblehead city center
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Boxford State Forest - Danvers Massachusetts HikesThis walk through the woods doesn’t offer steep climbs or views, but for its proximity to civilization, Boxford State Forest offers quiet trails and glassy ponds, with signs of beaver, deer, and birds all around. The path traces the shore of Crooked Pond, then climbs the gentle Bald Hill before descending to the stone foundation of the Russel-Hooper Farmhouse. It closes the loop with a short stroll on a paved road. Hikers will be rewarded here for keeping their eyes open for signs of wildlife— it’s easy to find squirrel nests in trees above piles of broken, shelled beech nuts; and deer have left their tracks and scat everywhere, some quite near hunters’ deer stands. And the historic Russel-Hooper Farmhouse at the base of Bald Hill—today...
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USS Constitution Museum
~12.99 miles from Marblehead city center
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The USS Constitution Museum "serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her."The privately-run museum is located at the former Charlestown Navy Yard, near the US Navy's USS Constitution. The museum is housed in a restored shipyard building at the foot of Pier 2. The Navy Yard is located at the end of Boston's Freedom Trail, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and is part of the Boston National Historical Park.
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Boston National Historical Park
~13.03 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. Seven of the eight sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, a walking tour of downtown Boston.Several of the sites within the park are neither owned nor operated by the National Park Service, and operate through cooperative agreements established upon the park's creation.The eight sites are as follows: * The Bunker Hill Monument - directly owned and operated by the NPS. * The Charlestown Navy Yard (including the USS Constitution) - The Navy Yard itself belongs to the Park Service, but the Constitution is still a commissioned U.S. Navy warship. * Dorchester Heights - directly owned and operated ...
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Bunker Hill Monument
~13.09 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston. When colonial forces chose to fortify Charlestown, they bypassed the more dominant "Bunker Hill" and dug in on Breed's Hill which was lower and closer to the water."Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" is the legendary order attributed to Colonel William Prescott to make sure that each shot would count. The poorly trained and ill prepared colonial forces repelled two major assaults by the British Army before retreating. Almost half of the British soldiers were either killed or injured. Although the colonists lost the battle, their ...
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~13.20 miles from Marblehead city center
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Charlestown is a part of the city of Boston, Massachusetts located on a peninsula north of Boston proper. Charlestown was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1847 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874. While it has had a substantial Irish American population since the migration of Irish during the Irish famine of the 1840s, since the late 1980s the neighborhood has changed dramatically because of its close proximity to downtown, and its colonial architecture.
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Old North Church
~13.28 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Old North Church (officially known as Christ Church in the City of Boston), at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.The church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The Old North Church is the oldest active church building in Boston and is a National Historic Landmark. Inside the church is a bust of George Washington, which the Marquis de Lafayette reportedly remarked was the best likeness of him he had ever seen.The Old North Church was built in 1723, and was inspired by the works...
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Copp's Hill Burying Ground
~13.30 miles from Marblehead city center
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Founded by the town of Boston in 1659, Copp's Hill Burying Ground is the second oldest burying ground in the city. The cemetery's boundaries were extended several times, and the grounds contain the remains of many notable Bostonians in the thousands of graves and 272 tombs.Among the Bostonians buried here are the original owner, William Copp's, children, also Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, Robert Newman (the patriot who placed the signal lanterns in the steeple of Old North Church for Paul Revere's midnight ride to Lexington and Concord), Prince Hall (the father of Black Freemasonry) and many unmarked graves of the African Americans who lived in the "New Guinea" community at the foot of the hill. The cemetery was not an official stop on the Freedom Trail when it was created in 1951, but...
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~13.33 miles from Marblehead city center
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Boston's North End is the city's oldest residential community, where people have lived continuously since it was settled in the 1630s. Though small (? mi²), the neighborhood has approximately 100 eating establishments, and a variety of tourist attractions. It is known as the city's Little Italy for its Italian-American population.
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Paul Revere's House
~13.35 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Paul Revere House (1680) is the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. It is located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts, in the city's North End, and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association; an admission fee is charged.The original three-story house was built circa 1680. It occupied the former site of the Second Church of Boston's parsonage, home to Increase Mather and Cotton Mather, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1676. Its first owner was Robert Howard, a wealthy merchant. His L-shaped townhouse contained spacious rooms and would have been enhanced by exterior features such as a second-floor overhang and casement windows.As is typical of early Massachusetts Bay timber constr...
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Boston Harbor Islands State Park
~13.37 miles from Marblehead city center
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This 17-island state park is part of the 34-island Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. They are a wonderful natural resource, only 45 minutes by ferry from downtown Boston. Seventeen of the islands are managed the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Six of the 17 islands, and Webb State Park, a 36-acre peninsula in Weymouth, are staffed and open for public use daily during the summer and weekends in the spring and fall.Visitors to the park enjoy shell and slate beaches, easy hiking paths, old hay fields gone wild with bayberry, raspberry and elderberry, and old roadways to historic foundations and forts. Shade is found at picnic sites, trailside benches, and on wooded trails. There are many historic and scenic harbor vistas such as Dorchester, Quincy, Hull and Hingha...
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~13.41 miles from Marblehead city center
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Long Wharf and Customhouse Block is a historic area located at the foot of State Street on Long Wharf (Boston) in Boston, Massachusetts. Constructed in the 17th century, the Long Wharf in downtown Boston, Massachusetts was once the focal point of that city's shipping industry. The area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.Construction of the wharf began in 1711. As originally built the wharf extended from the shoreline adjacent to Faneuil Hall and was one-third of a mile long, thrusting considerably farther than other wharves into deep water and thus allowing larger ships to tie up and unload directly to new warehouses and stores. Over time the water areas surrounding the landward end of the wharf were reclaimed, including the areas now occupied by Quincy Marke...
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New England Aquarium
~13.48 miles from Marblehead city center
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The New England Aquarium, in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the most prominent and popular public aquariums in the United States. Founded in 1969 on the city's waterfront, it is considered one of the first modern public aquariums and is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium experience for visitors through its emphasis on a more natural setting for aquatic life. With a mission “to present, promote and protect the world of water,” it remains one of the few such institutions with commitments to research and conservation as well as education and entertainment. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through October. More than 1.5 million p...
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TD Banknorth Garden - Boston Celtics - Boston Bruins
~13.51 miles from Marblehead city center
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TD Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after its sponsor, TD Bank, N.A. and is often simply called The Garden, or the traditional Boston Garden. It was formerly known as the FleetCenter and the Shawmut Center (title sponsor Shawmut Bank was bought by FleetBoston Financial before the arena opened). TD Bank, N.A. has been in control of the arena's naming rights since 2005, with the arena called TD Banknorth Garden until July 16, 2009, when the TD Banknorth name ceased to exist.TD Garden is the home arena for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association, and the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League. It is the site of the annual Beanpot college hockey tournament, and hosts the annual Hockey Eas...
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Cruise Line Terminal
~13.58 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston is the departure point for many cruises departing for Bermuda, as well as points north in New England and Canada.
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~13.59 miles from Marblehead city center
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Attraction type: NeighborhoodActivities: City Walk SightseeingAddress: Congress Street Boston, MA 02110Explore the harbor with a network of roads and trails.
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~13.60 miles from Marblehead city center
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Faneuil Hall (pronounced /'fæn(j)?l/, previously /'f?n?l/), located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain, and is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a well known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty".
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New England Holocaust Memorial
~13.61 miles from Marblehead city center
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Plaques and Time CapsuleThe memorial begins with two large, granite monoliths which face each other. In between the two monoliths, a time capsule was buried. The time capsule, buried on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on April 18, 1993, contains "the names, submitted by New Englanders, of family and loved ones who perished in the Holocaust."The Glass TowersThe main part of the memorial consists of six, large towers of glass. Each of these towers represents one of the sixth death camps (Belzec, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor, Majdanek, Treblinka, and Chelmno). Each tower is made out of plates of glass that are etched with white numbers, which represent the registration numbers of victims.There is a paved path which travels through the base of each of these towers.Al...
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Seaport World Trade Center
~13.64 miles from Marblehead city center
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This mammoth conference center, which is partners with the luxurious first class Seaport Hotel, is the choice for many large companies seeking trade show space. Overlooking the Boston Harbor and the city skyline, the location is close to downtown. There are 24 conference and function rooms, three ballrooms, an exhibition hall and a 418 seat multimedia amphitheater.The Seaport Hotel and the neighboring Seaport World Trade Center is located on the Boston waterfront, also known as Commonwealth Pier, in South Boston, Massachusetts.The Seaport Hotel opened in 1998. Renovations were completed in 2009 by the New York architects BBG-BBGM.Constructed in 1901 as a maritime cargo handling facility, Commonwealth Pier was the largest pier building in the world at the time. Able to accommodate...
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Financial District (Neighborhood)
~13.73 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts, United States is located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown.Like most areas within Boston, the Financial District has no official definition. It is roughly bounded by Atlantic Avenue, State Street, and Devonshire Street. Parts of the Financial District are in various USPS postal ZIP Codes including 02108, 02109, 02110, and 02111. The T subway station at Atlantic Avenue and State Street is officially designated "Aquarium/Financial District".The area includes Post Office Square, the Exchange Place and International Place complexes, and the landmark Custom House Tower (now a private condominium).125 High Street, One International Place, and the Flag of Massachusetts in the Financial District near South Station...
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Dorchester Center (Neighborhood)
~13.74 miles from Marblehead city center
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Dorchester is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated. Dorchester, including a large portion of today's Boston, was separately incorporated in 1630. It was still a primarily rural town and had a population of 12,000 when annexed to Boston in 1870. Railroad and streetcar lines brought rapid growth, increasing the population to 150,000 by 1920. It is now a large working class community with many European Americans (and is still a center of Irish American immigration), African Americans, Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and East and Southeast Asian Americans. Recently, there has been an influx of young working professionals, gay men, and working artists to the neighborhood, add...
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Old State House
~13.76 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Old State House is a historic legislative building located at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Built in 1713, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and the seat of the first elected legislature in the New World. It is now operated by the Bostonian Society, Boston's historical society. It is one of many historic landmarks that can be visited along the Freedom Trail.
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Boston City Hall
~13.79 miles from Marblehead city center
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Boston City Hall is the home of the municipal government of Boston, Massachusetts.City Hall is a 9-level, horizontally-oriented brutalist building designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles and located at the heart of a brick-paved Government Center plaza in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is rectangular in plan, but is an inverted pyramid in elevation. Although critically acclaimed upon its completion, it is widely regarded by Bostonians as an ugly building.City Hall is located in Government Center in downtown Boston. The adjoining 8-acre (32,000 m2) City Hall Plaza is often used for parades and rallies; most memorably, the region's championship sports teams, the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, have been feted in front of City Hall. A h...
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Museum of Science
~13.81 miles from Marblehead city center
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The Museum of Science (MoS) is a Boston, Massachusetts landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. Along with over 500 interactive exhibits, the Museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building everyday, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England. The Museum is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated from various dangerous situations. The Museum is also one of the city's two bases of operations for Boston Duck Tours.
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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
~13.85 miles from Marblehead city center
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Boston Tea Party Ship
~13.85 miles from Marblehead city center
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~13.86 miles from Marblehead city center
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Harrison Gray Otis House
~13.90 miles from Marblehead city center
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There are three houses named the Harrison Gray Otis House in Boston, Massachusetts. All were built by noted American architect Charles Bulfinch for the same man, Harrison Gray Otis.The 1st Harrison Gray Otis House is located at 183 mass ave, next to the Old West Church in Boston's West End. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and, further, has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.This house is now owned by the Historic New England organization, and is open as a nonprofit museum.Although similar to the other two houses, it is the simplest and in that way perhaps the most appealing. The design is said to be inspired by a William Bingham house that Bulfinch saw in 1789 in Philadelphia, in turned derived from a London example. The house is three...