Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. This makes it one of the oldest cities in America. Less than 150 years after its foundation, the city rebelled against colonial rule. You can still visit the house of Paul Revere, the man who famously drove from Boston to Lexington, warning each town of the arrival of British troops.
In a link with the past, Boston’s American Football team is called the New England Patriots. Their mascot is a ‘minuteman’ – the name given to members of the military during the War of Independence. If you are going to a game, take the ’patriot train’ direct from central Boston to the stadium.