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Boston Literary Landmarks

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston's history is bottomless. From centers of old American politics to some of the first movements in American art, Boston is a cornucopia of fascinating monuments and landmarks. Perhaps most fascinating are the almost innumerable locations of important literary figures and events that pepper the city.

  • 1.

    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston Athenaeum

    One of America's oldest cultural institutions

  • 2.

    Sylvia Plath's Childhood Home

    Sylvia Plath's Childhood Home

    The legendary Boston poet Sylvia Plath and the home where she grew up.

  • 3.

    The Longfellow House

    The Longfellow House

    From army command center to poet's home

  • 4.

    Sleepy Hollow Cemetary

    Sleepy Hollow Cemetary

    Visit "authors ridge,"the Boston cemetery where Nathaniel Hawthorn and Louisa May Alcott rest.

  • 5.

    Boston Public Library

    Boston Public Library

    The historic center for books in Boston.

  • 6.

    Omni Parker House Hotel

    Omni Parker House Hotel

    The famous hangout spot for The Saturday Club and literary intellectuals in Boston.

  • 7.

    Old Corner Bookstore

    Old Corner Bookstore

    The historic brick structure made famous as Boston's bookstore.

  • 8.

    Walden Pond

    Walden Pond

    The famous retreat of Henry  David Thoreau.

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