As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston is rich in historical landmarks and monuments. You can’t walk very far without passing a place of historical significance. Here are some of the coolest monuments around the city. Put on your walking shoes and take yourself for a tour.
Cambridge Commons Cannons
Right on the edge of Harvard Square, the 16-acre Cambridge Commons is the resting place of three cannons from the Revolutionary War. George Washington’s army confiscated the cannons after the British left the region in 1776.
Cambridge Common Park. Garden Street & Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138
New England Holocaust Memorial
Located near Faneuil Hall, the New England Holocaust Memorial was dedicated in 1995 as the result of a collaboration of Holocaust survivors from the Boston region. The monument consists of six towers of glass inscribed with over 2 million numbers of victims. You can visit this moving memorial either as a self-guided tour or go with a tour guide (reservation required).
New England Holocaust Memorial. 98 Union St, Boston, MA. (617) 457-8755
54th Massachusetts Memorial
Across from the State House and on the edge of the Boston Commons, this Civil War monument was erected in 1897 to commemorate the Massachusetts 54th regiment, the first northern African American regiment. The memorial took almost fourteen years to complete and is part of the Black Heritage Trail in Boston.
54th Massachusetts Memorial. 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA.
Spanish-American War Memorial
Located inside the State House, the Spanish-American War Memorial remembers Massachusetts role at that time in history. There are several other monuments, murals inside the State House and it’s a great place to spend an afternoon learning more about Massachusetts history.
Massachusetts State House. 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA. (617) 722-2000
World War II Memorial
Resting in the Back Ben Fens park area, The WWII Memorial in the Fenway area honors the three thousand Bostonians who died during the war. The winged woman on the moment symbolizes victory. You can find the monument by the Kelleher Rose Garden and Victory Gardens. The monument was dedicated in 1949.
World War II Memorial. 100 Park Dr, Boston, MA. (617) 635-4505