District Historic Sites

Feel like taking a leisurely walk past the homes of Robert Frost and Henry James, or the “birthplace” of Curious George?

Women in Letters

Boston has long been a hub for women writers, thinkers, and activists. The city saw poet Phillis Wheatley writing in the Revolutionary period, and later was home to abolitionists and suffragettes alike, including Louisa May Alcott, Julia Ward Howe, Susan Paul, Maria Stewart, and Lucy Stone. Boston’s women writers were by turns book designers, critics, editors, publishers, reporters, and transcendentalists.