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*<see name="Park Street Church" alt="" address="1 Park Street" directions="T: Park Street" phone="''+1 617'' 523-3383" url="http://www.parkstreet.org" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Founded in 1809, and still an active house of worship, this church is known for a number of historical firsts. Among other things, William Lloyd Garrison delivered his first anti-slavery address here, and "My Country Tis of Thee" was first sung on the front steps.</see>
*<see name="Granary Burying Ground" alt="" address="Tremont St. between Park and School Streets" directions="T: Park Street or Government Center" phone="" url="http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/HBGI/hbginfo.asp?ID=16" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Many famous figures from the American Revolution are buried here, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Crispus Attucks.</see>
*<see name="King's Chapel" alt="" address="64 Beacon St." directions="T: Park Street or Government Center" phone="617-523-1749" url="http://www.kings-chapel.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Founded as an Anglican congregation in 1686. The bell in the bell tower was originally hung in 1772, cracked in 1814, and was recast by Paul Revere in 1816: this bell is still in use today.</see>
* <see name="Fanueil Hall" alt="The Cradle of Liberty" address="" directions="T: Government Center, State, or Aquarium" phone="" url="http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/fh.htm" hours="9AM-5PM" price="Free" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">First built in 1742 as an old market building at the town dock. Town meetings, held here between 1764 and 1774, heard Samuel Adams and others lead cries of protest against the imposition of taxes on the colonies. The building was enlarged in 1806. Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Lucy Stone brought their struggles for freedom here in the 19th century. Market stalls on the first floor service shoppers much as they did in Paul Revere's day.</see>
 
* <see name="Fanueil Hall Marketplace" alt="" address="Faneuil Hall Market Pl" directions="T: Government Center, State, or Aquarium" phone="(617) 248-0399" url="http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/" hours="M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-6PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This plaza with its conglomeration of shops, a variety of restaurant types, and bars across several buildings is quite popular with tourists. Outdoor performance artists are common.</see>
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* <see name="Fanueil Hall Marketplace" alt="" address="Faneuil Hall Market Pl" directions="T: Government Center, State, or Aquarium" phone="(617) 248-0399" url="http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/" hours="M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-6PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This plaza with its conglomeration of shops, a variety of restaurant types, and bars across several buildings is quite popular with tourists. Outdoor performance artists are common.</see>
 
*'''Downtown Crossing''' is a major outdoor shopping area with many department stores and storefronts along Washington Street. The area is a pedestrian mall for several blocks.
*'''Filene's Basement''', long known for its automatic markdowns and its (in)famous "Running of the Brides" wedding dress sale, '''closed in 2007'''. Due to the economic crisis, it is not known when (and if) it will reopen.
==Eat==
Boston downtown has plenty of eateries to satisfy any culinary desires, from huge food courts to intimate upscale restaurants. Go to one of the Tourist Information centers and ask for your favorites.
====Coffee====
*'''Boston Common Coffee Company''', 515 Washington St, "+1" 617-542-0595, [http://www.bostoncommoncoffee.com]. Provides a comforting atmosphere. A great place to get fresh coffee, soups and salads, and fresh pastries. All entrees are under $10
 
* '''Flat Black Coffee Company''', 50 Broad St, ''+1'' 617-951-1440, [http://www.flatblackcoffeecompany.com/]. A great place to get fresh coffees from around the world. Most of their coffees are certified Organic, Shade Grown and Fair Trade.
 
*'''Thinking Cup''', 165 Tremont St, "+1" 617-482-5555, [http://www.thinkingcup.com/]. A great place to get a cup of coffee. The staff is young and hip, but they are always very friendly, upbeat, and professional. They offer an array of sandwiches and baked goods.<see name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
==Sleep==
===Budget===
*'''Beantown <sleep name="Friend Street Hostel''', 222 " alt="" address="234 Friend St (''near North Station and the TD BankNorth Garden''), ''" directions="" phone="+1'' 617934-7232413" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 617 674-08002449" url="http://www. This popular spot is near lots of night spots and not too far from the North Endfriendstreethostel. Watch out for the 2AM curfewcom" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="Dorms $43-$50, privates $120-$150">Internet terminals, free wifi, free breakfast, towel rental, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour access.</sleep>
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