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Welcome to the West End!

The West End neighborhood of Boston was once the most densely populated area of the city, with 174 persons per acre.  From the mid-1800s to the mid-20thcentury the neighborhood was considered a “slum” by the wealthy and merchant classes.  In point of fact, it was a tightly knit community of Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants who cherished their neighborhood. The 1958 urban “renewal” (removal) plan has been well documented as what not to do, after displacing 2,700 working poor families with 477 high-rise and high-rent housing units.

Notable residents of the old neighborhood include architect Charles Bulfinch, media magnate Sumner Redstone, Lawrence Berk, founder of Berklee School of Music and actor Leonard Nimoy.

Landmarks include acclaimed Massachusetts General Hospital, North Station, a major transportation hub for Amtrak, Commuter Rail and two subway lines.  The TD Garden, New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, home to the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and host to world-renowned concerts, family shows and other sporting events can also be found in the West End.

Boston Celtics

The 17-time World Champion Boston Celtics are one of the greatest franchises in the NBA. The Celtics...

The Boxer

The Boxer is a recently renovated boutique Boston hotel that exudes a relaxed sophistication with an...

Bulfinch Social

Located within The Boxer in Boston's West End neighborhood, Bulfinch Social serves American fare...

Hotel Indigo Boston Garden

Steps from the TD Garden sports and entertainment arena and just a block from the cobblestone...

Kimpton Onyx Hotel

Located in the historic West End, Kimpton Onyx Hotel is steps away from the TD Garden, just a few...

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety concerns....

TD Garden

TD Garden is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety concerns. TD Garden is New...

Weekend Pass

Enjoy unlimited travel on the Commuter Rail for just $10.00 every weekend. Passes are valid on all...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

Advance Purchase Rate - $3 off!

Purchase your Exhibit Hall tickets at least one day in advance of your visit to get an Advance...

Great Gifts for the History Buff!

The Gift Shop is Open as of June 8! You may also shop online! Stay at Home Special: FREE SHIPPING...

Taco Tuesdays

Featuring a New Taco & Tequila Pairing every Tuesday! Tacos also available a la carte for $5/ea....

Old North Church Online Store - Shipping Deal

Check Out Old North Church's Online Store for unique products. All orders placed through June 2020...