USS Constitution, known as “Old Ironsides,” is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the United States Constitution, she is the oldest commissioned ship afloat in the world, and is still in service in… Continue reading
During the spring of 1775 tension was rising between the British and the 13 American Colonies. To warn of the approach of the British it had been arranged to hang either one or two lanterns in the bell… Continue reading
Quincy Market is a historic building in a shopping center called Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston. It was constructed from 1824–1826 and named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction. The open spaces, both… Continue reading
Boston’s oldest public building was the site of the city’s first reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about 25 acres adjacent to Harvard Square in Cambridge, which constitutes the oldest part and the center of the campus of Harvard University.