By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America”, as an important center for literature and as home to many of America's greatest writers. It was the launch pad of American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the Fireside Poets, and American Realism. This literary tour, cosponsored by the Boston Literary District, highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent […]Find out more »
Travel back in time to the 1770s with African-American poet Phillis Wheatley to explore the Meeting House as it was when she attended church here! Phillis Wheatley, portrayed by a Freedom Trail Foundation Player® dressed in full 18th-century costume, will share her experiences as a writer, churchgoer, and enslaved woman in colonial Boston. FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.