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Boston Massacre Site

Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA

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Mon 12a-11:59p
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  • Wheelchair
  • No Public
  • No Wifi
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In front of the Old State House, a circle of cobblestones commemorates the Boston Massacre. At this site, tensions between the colonists and British soldiers erupted into violence on March 5, 1770. A minor dispute between a wigmaker's young apprentice and a British sentry turned into a riot. The relief soldiers that came to the aid of the British were met by an angry crowd of colonists who hurled snowballs, rocks, clubs, and insults. The soldiers fired into the crowd and killed five colonists. Samuel Adams and other patriots called the event a "massacre".

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Anna Hider

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May 20, 2015
Rated 4.0

It's just a marker on the ground, but it's so cool to see the spot where this happened-- it's hard to imagine what Boston was like back then, since you're totally surrounded by skyscrapers!

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February 18, 2019
Rated 5.0

Best tour guide ever. You’ll know who she is when she starts talking about the massacre.

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September 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

We joined a walking tour and this was one of our tour stops. Our tour guide did an awesome job showing, giving us the opportunity to hear all the history about this site.

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Boston Massacre Site

Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts
02116 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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