Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is an old and distinguished private library, having hosted the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and...
Granary Burying Ground
Dating to 1660, this atmospheric atoll is crammed with historic headstones, many with evocative (and creepy) carvings. This is the final...
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
The magnificent bas-relief memorial opposite the State House was sculpted by Augustus St Gaudens over nearly 13 years. It honors the...
Named for one of the US Constitution's most important amendments – the one repealing Prohibition – this quintessential tavern has been...
Zen Sushi Bar & Grill
Affordable lunch specials make this a popular spot for State House staffers and other professional types. The minimalist decor and...
21 Beacon St · interesting places nearby
Scollay Square information
Down the road from the former Scollay Sq, this retro restaurant harks back to the glory days of its namesake. Old photos and memorabilia adorn the walls, while suits sip martinis to big-band music. The classic American fare is reliably good, with the lobster mac 'n' cheese the perennial favorite.