Attractions in Boston

Attractions near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center include the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery. The facility contains the works of various New England artists. The gallery spans over 1,000 square feet on the mezzanine level of the Artist Building. Over 300 local artists decorate the floor space and walls of the area with paintings, photography and sculptures along with other media. The building regularly features art exhibits, events and live performances.

An 1891 historic firehouse contains the Boston Fire Museum, which offers a look into the evolution of firefighting. The facility houses a large collection of antique alarms, equipment and uniforms along with the oldest engine ever built. Photographs tell the story of fires fought in the past. The building itself offers unique features that include the method used for supporting the suspended second floor. Fire Fighters offer tours through the free museum, which includes memorabilia for young guests.

The Boston Harbor teems with history from the time of being a fishing location for Native Americans to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. An array of ships passes in and out regularly including historic tall ships. Ferries and cruise ships offer the opportunity for seeing the skyline while enjoying brunch or dinner. Cruise to nearby Provincetown or out to sea for a whale watching adventure.

One of the most treasured attractions near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center includes the USS Constitution. Affectionately known as "Old Ironsides," the historic tall ship welcomes tours daily. Learn about life in cramped quarters on the ship endured by naval crews centuries ago. Moored in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the location also provides the option of touring the Naval Museum.

Experience life beneath ocean waters by visiting the New England Aquarium. See a variety of coral reefs that exist from the Bahamas to Australia. Come face to face with some of the deadliest fish in the world and observe the playful antics of the penguins and harbor seals. The four-story facility features a 200,000-gallon Ocean Tank, which serves as home to everything from colorful tropical fish to sea turtles and sharks. Take in the show at the 3D IMAX Theater for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

The Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour enables guests the option of seeing the city at their leisure. The trolley stops at 17 different locations and visitors may board or exit as many times as desired. By showing a trolley ticket at the Old State House Museum guests may obtain free admission.