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Acton Arboretum

Acton Arboretum
Acton, Massachusetts, 01720
Before 1986, the arboretum was an overgrown apple orchard, which was privately owned. The town purchased the land and created the Center Park Conservation Area. In 1990, the area was officially designated as the Acton Arboretum.

Adams National Historical Park

Adams National Historical Park
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 02169
This National Historical Park contains the home of presidents John and John Quincy Adams. It features the house, the surrounding farmland and several other buildings, including the Stone Library.

African Meeting House

African Meeting House
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Also know as the First African Baptist Church, this Beacon Hill landmark is the oldest black church building in the United States. The building was dedicated on December 6, 1806.

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02130
The Arboretum was founded in 1872 when Harvard College was given a portion of the estate of James Arnold. Additional donations increased the size of the Arboretum, which now occupies 265 acres (107 hectares) of land.

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States and is the third-largest library in the country. It was the first public library to allow people to borrow books and other materials and take them home to read and use.

Copley Square

Copley Square
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The square was created following the 1858 filling of most of the Back Bay Fens. Named for the American portraitist John Singleton Copley, the square is surrounded by some of Boston's most well-known buildings.

Copley Square Hotel

Copley Square Hotel
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Copley Square Hotel was built in 1891 and is Boston's second-oldest hotel in continuous operation. The seven-floor hotel is mainly constructed of brick, and recently was given a thorough remodeling.

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House
Boston, Massachusetts, 02133
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 m2) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. The dome is topped with a pine cone, symbolizing both the importance of Boston's lumber industry in the early colonial days.

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has over 400,000 objects in its collection, the second largest permanent museum collection in the United States after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

National Monument to the Forefathers (Pilgrim Monument)

National Monument to the Forefathers (Pilgrim Monument)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
It's not an official National Monument, but it was renamed to show that it is dedicated to the entire nation and to keep it from being confused with another monument in the same town called "Pilgrim Monument."

Old North Church

Old North Church
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02113
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church in the City of Boston) 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.

Pilgrim Monument

Pilgrim Monument
Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, 02657
The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing in Provincetown Harbor of the Mayflower Compact.

The Witch House

The Witch House
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, 01970
The Witch House was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is the only structure still standing in Salem, Massachusetts with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Flag
Postal Code: MA
Capital City: Boston
Became a State: February 6, 1788
Population: 6,794,422*
Area: 10,554.39 miles2 (27,335.90 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular Massachusetts Landmarks

  1. National Monument to the Forefathers (Pilgrim Monument)
  2. The Witch House
  3. Old North Church
  4. Adams National Historical Park
  5. Pilgrim Monument
  6. Boston Public Library
  7. Massachusetts State House
  8. Copley Square
  9. Museum of Fine Arts
  10. Copley Square Hotel

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