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Virtual tour of the Boston Public Garden (YouVisit)

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General

Portal

Boston Discovery Guide, Boston WikiProject

Dictionary

Boston : city, port on Massachusetts Bay, and capital of Massachusetts population 617,594 — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019, also making it the most populous city in New England, and is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999). The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston.

Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture.

The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston’s many firsts include the United States’ first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897).

Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area’s many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups. — Wikipedia

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Introduction




Boston (Expedia)
22 Ultimate Things to Do in Boston (Kim Foley MacKinnon, Fodor’s Travel)
Introduction to Boston (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Innovation


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Innovation
Innovation and Technology (Boston.gov)
Boston Inno

Preservation

History




Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Webisodes)



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The Freedom Trail (Maps)

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston History (History.com)
Boston History in a Minute (Ye Olde Tavern Tours, YouTube)
The Boston History Project (YouTube Channel)

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Library



Boston Public Library (YouTube Channel)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Museum


12 Best Museums in Boston You’ll Want to Visit (Andrew Sessa and Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler)
Museums of Boston.org
List of museums in Boston (Wikipedia)



Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) (YouTube Playlists)
Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression



Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (YouTube Channel)
Boston Children’s Museum (Virtual Tour)

New England Aquarium (Virtual Activities)
Zoo New England (YouTube Channel)



Museum of Science (YouTube Channel)



Harvard Museum of Natural History


Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants



MIT Museum (YouTube Channel)

Participation

Education


List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston (Wikipedia)

Course

Boston Course (Simmons University)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Boston Neighborhoods (Discover New England)

Event

The Boston Calendar

News

Boston.com, The Boston Globe, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government



Visit the Massachusetts State House (Virtual Tour)

City of Boston Government (Official Site)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Fun Activities & Games in Boston (Trip Advisor)

Humor


Boston Humor (Peter R. Bono)

Sports

New England Sports News (NESN)
Boston Sports Journal
Boston Sports News (Boston.com)
Sports in Boston (Wikipedia)

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Fenway Park Tours

Arts

25 (Mostly) Free Ways To Acquaint Yourself With Boston’s Arts Scene (Dianna Bell, WBUR)
Arts Boston (Calendar)
Arts and Culture (Boston.gov)

Performing Arts


10 Great Movies Set in Boston (Culture Trip)
Famous Movies Filmed in Boston (Boston Discovery Guide)
10 times Hollywood used Massachusetts as a stand-in for another location (Kevin Slane, Boston.com)
Productions made in Massachusetts (MA Film Office)
Films Set in Boston (Wikipedia)

Fiction

Boston in Fiction (Wikipedia)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music



Dropkick Murphys

Boston’s 25 greatest pop music acts ever (Joan Anderman, James Reed and Sarah Rodman, Boston.com)
Musical groups from Boston (Wikipedia)
Song Lyrics

Folklore

Boston Ghosts & Haunted Folklore (Celebrate Boston)

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