Culture, innovation and history encapsulate the city of Boston. Enhance your AAOMS Annual Meeting experience by visiting these famous sites during your trip:
- Tour historic Beacon Hill: One of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, Beacon Hill features charming cobblestone streets, Federal-style row houses and gaslight street lamps. Be sure to stop by Acorn Street – one of the most photographed locations in the United States – as you shop, dine and explore.
- Discover Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden: What began as a cow pasture is now the country’s oldest public park, dating to 1634. This 50-acre greenspace sits alongside the Boston Public Garden – established in 1837 as America’s first public botanical garden – with Victorian-inspired floral displays and swan boats.
- Explore a wide range of museums: Cultural, historical and technological wonders abound throughout Boston. Take in stimulating exhibits at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
- Walk the Freedom Trail: Starting from Boston Common, this two-and-a-half mile trail weaves past 16 historic sites, including the Paul Revere House, Old North Church and Faneuil Hall, the “Cradle of Liberty” where the Sons of Liberty argued against British control.
- Explore the Boston Public Library: While it certainly would take longer than a weekend to review the 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts stored here, stop by to admire the beautiful architecture. John Singer Sargent’s famous mural series on the Triumph of Religion span a hall in the McKim Building.
- Check out the USS Constitution: Launched in 1797, the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat earned the nickname Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. The Navy continues to operate the ship as a historic site, and a nearby museum offers hands-on exhibits.
- Visit Fenway Park, the site of the President’s Event: The home of the Boston Red Sox and oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball will be the site of the AAOMS President’s Event. Tickets are required to attend this event.
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The Charles River Esplanade is a prime site for walking, biking and sightseeing. Photo courtesy of Kyle Klein / GBCVB.
The George Washington Statue is located in Boston Public Garden. Photo courtesy of Kyle Klein / GBCVB.
The Boston waterfront faces Boston Harbor. Photo courtesy of Kyle Klein / GBCVB.