In the beginning, Boston was a small settlement for puritan families originally called 'Trimountain', given its location beside three hills on the mouth of the Charles River. The small settlement eventually became the capital of the original Massachusetts Bay Colony founded in 1630 where, following the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the Revolutionary War against British colonial rule was ignited.
During the battle for independence, Boston was home to many historic figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere and John Quincy Adams. In 1638, America's first college, Harvard College later to become Harvard University, was established just across the Charles River in Cambridge.
As one of the oldest settlements in America, Boston has plenty of history to experience.