City in Massachusetts
Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding. One stop, former meeting house Faneuil Hall, is a popular marketplace. Boston is the largest city in New England and the 24th largest city in the United States.Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture.
The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation