And what would Boston be without the Irish? Learn more about the city's history with a walk through town that brings to life the Irish connection with Beantown from revolutionary times to the present day...
Acquaint yourself with the original Boston Celtics! They're the Irish immigrants who came to America from the country's earliest beginnings.
Boston is often called the capital of Irish America because of its thriving Irish community which dates back to colonial times and continues to the present day.
While traveling through present day Boston, the city's history continues to fascinate with rags-to-riches tales as well as heartfelt personal stories of working class Irish that formed the backbone of Boston society.
Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided, three mile walking tour that covers 300 years of history as it takes you through
Boston's downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay.
Learn about famous politicians, artists, matriarchs and war heroes, part of a rich tradition of rebellion, leadership and triumph that personifies the Boston Irish.
Major highlights of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail include the Boston Massacre Memorial
in Boston Common (left); the Granary Burying Grounds on Tremont Street (middle); and
the Boston Irish Famine Memorial at School Street and Washington Street (right).
Maps are available at the Boston Common Visitor Center, the Prudential Center Visitor Information Center and along the MA Turnpike.