Financial District

Boston’s business nerve center includes a bustling pedestrian mall.

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Boston’s business nerve center includes a bustling pedestrian mall

Filled with stately banks, high-rise offices, and sleek condos, Boston’s Financial District is considered a business nerve center, containing Post Office Square, the Exchange, and International Place complexes, as well as the landmark Custom House Tower.

Located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown, this area includes a bustling pedestrian mall at the intersection of Summer and Washington Streets and some of Boston's oldest landmarks. The 18th-century Old South Meeting House, where a meeting of more than 5,000 colonists resulted in the Boston Tea Party of 1773, is located here as well as Bell In Hand Tavern — America’s oldest pub.

Home to a number of banks, brokerages, and law firms, the area is bounded by Atlantic Avenue, State Street, and Devonshire Street. The core of the district has few tourist attractions, becoming very quiet after business hours. However, the New England Aquarium is at the eastern edge of the neighborhood, and the Downtown Crossing Shopping Plaza is nearby.

Headquarters of several mutual fund companies can be found here, and lots of new development has recently changed the face of this district and the Boston skyline.

Visitors will want to visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and browse Quincy Market for clam chowder and lobster rolls. The New England Aquarium is also a major attraction alongside Independence Wharf and Rose Kennedy Greenway.
 
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