10 Fun Facts About Boston

Although Boston is smaller than some of the other American cities, it still remains as one of America’s most historical (and interesting cities). Dating back to the 1630s, Boston had a major influence on the forming and founding of the United States as we know it today. If you haven’t had the chance to read up on some of the city’s history or fun facts, look no further! We’ve gathered 10 fun facts and tidbits you can easily learn during your free time or before your next trip to the city. Enjoy!

  1. Boston was named after a town in England with the same name
  2. Boston was actually the largest town in British America until Philadelphia outgrew it in the 1700s (shocking, right?)
  3. The famous Boston Tea Party took place in 1733 after the British government passed the Tea Act – and it was one of the key events leading up to the American Revolution
  4. The Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest tunnel in the U.S. – it’s 90 feet underground!
  5. From 1659 to 1681, it was against the law to celebrate Christmas in Boston
  6. The Boston Common park is one of the oldest parks in America – it dates back to the 1630s
  7. Fenway Park is the oldest and smallest professional baseball park in the U.S.
  8. Paul Revere, one of the more well-known figures in the American Revolution, was a silversmith in Boston
  9. The first subway system in the U.S. was built in Boston
  10. The Boston Tea Party is reenacted every year on December 16th (it originally took place on December 16, 1773)
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