The old part of Boston has many of the pre-revolutionary war attractions from the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Old State House. For more information see our Freedom Trail Guide.
The more modern and somewhat controversial Government Center sits above this section of the city (just slightly North). To the east you can find the more modern buildings of the financial center.
Be sure to check out the Blackstone Block – this was once the oldest Boston neighborhoods – which dates back to the 17th century. The oldest building dates back to 1714. One of the area’s restaurant landmarks is also here – the Union Oyster House. A farmers market takes place on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out the free Maritime Museum in the Customs House. The Building was one of the earliest skyscrapers in Boston. Built in the Greek Revival style, it has a beautiful illuminated clock tower.
Between Congress and Pearl Streets there is a small park known as Post Office Square. Its fountains date back to 1912. Nearby, the Verizon building features an accurate restoration of Alexander Graham Bell’s laboratory as well as some other rare items from the early days of telephone.