Boston HarborPaul Revere MonumentFall Foliage in New England

Boston Harbor

Paul Revere Monument

The Freedom Trail

Fall Foliage in New England

Prominent Figures

People involved in the American Revolution

  • John Adams, revolutionary, later President
  • Samuel Adams, revolutionary
  • Crispus Attucks, first casualty of the war
  • John Glover (general), revolutionary general
  • John Hancock
  • James Otis
  • Robert Treat Paine
  • William Prescott
  • Paul Revere, revolutionary

Public Office

  • John Adams, 2nd U.S. president and 1st vice president
  • John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. president
  • Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona
  • Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
  • George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st U.S. president
  • Andrew Card, State Rep., U.S. Secretary of Transportation, White House Chief of Staff
  • Calvin Coolidge, mayor, state representative, senator and governor, 30th U.S. president
  • Michael Dukakis, governor and 1988 Democratic nominee for president
  • Richard Goodwin, speechwriter for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Robert F. Kennedy; congressional investigator probing the 1950s Twenty One quiz show scandal
  • John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts and President of the Continental Congress
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Edward Kennedy, U.S. Senator
  • John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president
  • Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator (New York)
  • John Forbes Kerry, U.S. Senator and 2004 Democratic nominee for president
  • Tip O’Neill, 55th Speaker of the House, from 1977 -1987
  • Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 – 1945 and first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet
  • Mitt Romney, former governor
  • Jane Swift, first and only female governor of Massachusetts
  • John Volpe, U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Nixon and Governor of Massachusetts


  • Ethan Allen, co-inventor of the single-action revolver
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed, theoretical physicist
  • Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
  • Benjamin Franklin, scientist and public official
  • Robert Goddard, inventor (“father of modern rocketry”)
  • Elias Howe, inventor
  • Melvin Johnson, prominent firearms designer
  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor and artist
  • William T.G. Morton, dentist and physician
  • Albert Sacco, chemical engineer and Payload Specialist for NASA
  • John Henry Schwarz, theoretical physicist
  • Andrew Strominger, theoretical physicist
  • Benjamin Thompson, physicist and inventor
  • Edward Thorndike, psychologist
  • Worcester Warner, mechanical engineer, astronomer
  • Samuel Wellman, inventor of the crucible steel furnace
  • Daniel Wesson, prominent firearms designer
  • Eli Whitney, inventor
  • Robert Wood, physicist, inventor

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