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About Government Center
No politics at the dinner table is one rule made to be broken in Boston. Fanueil Hall has been a shopping and dining destination since 1742, while the upstairs meeting hall made American history. This is where Sons of Liberty complained about British "taxation without representation," 19th century abolitionists made their case against slavery, and young Bostonian John Fitzgerald Kennedy made a powerful pitch for the presidency. Bostonians have talked politics over drinks at neighboring Bell in Hand Tavern since 1795, and argued constitutional amendments over Durgin Park's pot roasts and baked beans since 1827. Differences are always forgivable, as long as you root for the NHL Bruins and NBA Celtics at nearby TD Gardens. Power politicking moved inside the brutalist concrete fortress of Boston's Government Center in the 1960s, but friendly debates still add spice to chowder lunches at colonial Quincy Market. Work up an appetite for more along Charles River Esplanade's three-mile trails, and unwind in the rehabbed warehouse splendor of Harborside Inn.
Read more about Boston's Government Center on Hipmunk's Government Center Neighborhood Guide.
American revolutions and witch hunts happened here first, as historical sites ringing Boston Commons are sure to remind you. But down at the "bah" (Boston-speak for bar) the current talk is what's on at the Boston symphony or Isabella Stewart Gardener museum, what scientific breakthrough happened today at MIT, which band playing TD Garden got its start playing for change in Harvard Square, and when the Red Sox will ever win another World Series (sore subject).
Read more about Boston on Hipmunk's Boston City Guide.
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