Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Seaport District & South Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston has become a focal point for contemporary art in the 21st century, with the Institute of Contemporary Art leading the way. The building is a work of art in itself: a glass structure cantilevered over a waters…
Museum in Seaport District & South Boston

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

'Boston Harbor a teapot tonight!' To protest unfair taxes, a gang of rebellious colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. The 1773 protest – the Boston Tea Party – set into motion the events leading to the …
Museum in Seaport District & South Boston

Boston Children's Museum

The interactive, educational exhibits at the delightful Boston Children’s Museum keep kids entertained for hours. Highlights include a bubble exhibit, rock-climbing walls, a hands-on construction site and intercultu…
Park in Seaport District & South Boston

Castle Island & Fort Independence

The 19th-century Fort Independence sits on 22 acres of parkland called Castle Island (a misnomer, as it’s connected to the mainland). A paved pathway follows the perimeter of the peninsula – good for strolling or cy…
Monument in Seaport District & South Boston

Dorchester Heights

High above the Boston Harbor, this strategic spot played a crucial role in overcoming the British occupation. The Georgian revival tower that stands today was built in 1898. To reach the monument, walk southeast alo…
Landmark in Seaport District & South Boston

Hood Milk Bottle

Up there with the Citgo sign and the Steaming Kettle, the giant Hood Milk Bottle is emblematic of Boston. Towering 40ft over Fort Point Channel, it would hold 50,000 gallons of milk if it could hold a drop (that’s 8…
Museum in Seaport District & South Boston

Commonwealth Museum

The Commonwealth Museum exhibits documents dating to the early days of colonization. The permanent exhibit, Our Common Wealth, uses interactive multimedia technologies to trace the history of the colony and state us…
Gallery in Seaport District & South Boston

Fort Point Arts Community

This refurbished big-windowed warehouse is the hub of the Fort Point Arts Community, which contains a gallery featuring work from the talented collective. See huge psychedelic oils, prints inspired by 14th-century V…
Beach in Seaport District & South Boston

Carson Beach

Heading west from Castle Island, 3 miles of beaches offer opportunities for swimming in an urban setting. L and M St beaches are adjacent to each other along Day Blvd, while Carson Beach is further west. They all ha…