Narrowest House


Across the street from Copp's Hill Burying Ground, this is Boston’s narrowest house, measuring a whopping 9.5ft wide. Sometimes called a ‘spite house,’ the four-story, c 1800 edifice was reportedly built to block light from the neighbor’s house and to obliterate the view of the house behind it.

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1. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

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The city’s second-oldest cemetery – dating from 1660 – is the final resting place for an estimated 10,000 souls. It is named for William Copp, who…

2. Old North Church


Longfellow’s poem 'Paul Revere’s Ride' has immortalized this graceful church. It was here, on the night of April 18, 1775, that the sexton hung two…

3. Langone Park

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Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, this peaceful waterside park belies the history of this site: in 1919, a huge distillery tank burst, sending forth a…

4. All Saints Way


'Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone.' So goes an old Italian saying that is now posted on the wall of a tiny alleyway off Battery St…

5. St Leonard's Church


Founded in 1873, St Leonard's was the first church in New England built by Italian immigrants. The attached Peace Garden is always open for a sacred…

6. North End Branch Library

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This local library contains an impressive plaster model of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice. The model was built in the early 20th century by a local artist…

7. Paul Revere House

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When silversmith Paul Revere rode to warn patriots of the British march to Lexington and Concord, he set out from this home on North Sq. This small…

8. North End Park

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Designed as the North End neighborhood's 'front yard,' this wide lawn is perfect for picnics, while kiddies can cool off in the Canal Fountain.