The 10 Best Things to Do in Revere, United States

April 9, 2018 Brandee Mangan

Revere is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from downtown Boston. Founded as North Chelsea in 1846, it was renamed in 1871 after the American Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere. In 1915, it was incorporated as a city. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city has a population of 51,755 inhabitants.
Restaurants in Revere

1. Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409 +1 617-267-1700
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Fenway Park

Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been the Boston Red Sox home field since 1912. The most distinctive feature of this classic baseball park is the 37-foot-tall left field wall, known as the "Green Monster."

Reviewed By burnboy - Sunrise, Florida

Fenway is one of the greatest places to see baseball how it is meant to be. Hot (or Cold) but close to the players and with an atmosphere unlike any modern stadium. Food isn't that great but that isn't why you come here.

2. Revere Beach

Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA
Excellent
31%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 296 reviews

Revere Beach

Reviewed By michelskt - Cambridge, Massachusetts

About what you can expect from a city beach- a bit crowded and dirty. However, access to amenities nearby including public transport, restrooms, food & drink are handy. No shade at the beach- wanted to note that!

3. Saugus Iron Works

244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188 +1 781-233-0050
Excellent
69%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Saugus Iron Works

In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened. Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, an historic 17th century home and a lush river basin.

Reviewed By SUSAN M - Hollywood, Florida

Saugus Iron Works is a National Historic Park. This one apparently is not very popular; tours are offered only once a day and the park opens May 1st for only six months of the year. Both my husband (not a history buff) and I found it fascinating. Perfect sunny weather didn't hurt. By the time we arrived at 1:30, the day's visitor count was only 26.

This site was the first successful plant for the production of cast and wrought iron in the Americas. Production began in 1646 using technology equal to that used in Europe at the time. Iron products were needed for farm tools, barrel straps, wagon wheels, blacksmiths, building materials, etc. The men working there were indentured servants, not Puritans – arrested English artisans as well as Scottish soldiers deported after capture.

The work was demanding and dangerous. Moisture was the worst. A tiny drop of water falling on molten metal could blow up the entire furnace. Due to financial issues and embezzlement, the mill closed in less than ten years. The workers, however, stayed in New England starting other ironworks that formed the foundation of the future US iron and steel industries.

Our guide demonstrated the actual workings. Water from the adjacent Saugus River drove water wheels that provided needed power. In one building (all are reconstructions) the iron was smelted in a blast furnace and cast into pig iron (workers thought the sand molds for casting resembled a sow with piglets – thus the name). In the next it was forged into varying qualities: pounding with massive 500 pound hammers changed the molecular structure forming 'wrought' iron. Different quality iron was needed for varying products. A third building contained rolling and slitting machinery that could change the iron’s shape, producing flat and/or small items. The park museum contained a number of excavated artifacts and small working models as well as film.

The Ironworks House is the only structure at the park that survives from the 1600s. After more than a century of owner modifications, it was restored in the early 1900’s to its original condition. We were the only two on a tour through the House. The park ranger explained how original wood beams were recognized and dated, and pointed out two different saw cuts in the wood. Every screw, hook, wood shingle and nail was handmade. He really made it interesting.

Before the early 20th century excavations there was no above ground sign of any part of the Ironworks or House other than a slag heap at the edge of the river. A road actually ran across the property. So the creation and restoration of this Historic Site is quite amazing. We stayed more than three hours

4. Night Shift Brewing

87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149-1906 +1 617-294-4233
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Night Shift Brewing

Reviewed By Dublin3 - Dublin3

Great micro-brewery with some really tasty beers. They have rotating small batch brews, and their regular beers. Lots of seats, inside & out, and there is usually a food truck parked outside for eats. It's a great spot for a beer on the way home, or some evening with friends.

5. Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109 +1 617-357-8300
Excellent
69%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Freedom Trail

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

Reviewed By davidedwardscafc - Rochester, United Kingdom

There are guides that will take you on the Freedom Trail from the Tourist Office in Boston Common. For a worthwhile tour avail yourself of the knowledge of the local tour guide. The experience will be so much more worthwhile. Fascinating explanations behind the actions of the patriots

6. North End

Boston, MA 02109
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

North End

This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood.

Reviewed By nyackgirl47 - Nyack

I was warned off going to the North End by a friend who lived in Boston, but I'm glad I did not heed his advice and went anyway. It is an area that is loved by tourists to Boston, presumably due to the proximity of the excellent pastry shops there, as well as the amazing Italian restaurants. Would like to try Giacomo's the next time I am in Boston. No reservations, cash only. Packed all of the time.

7. Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422 +1 617-723-8144
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Boston Public Garden

This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.

Reviewed By Melissa G - Silver Spring

Love the commons. Early mornings are less crowded. Always a small group of people with off leash dogs. One or two small hills. Mostly flat. Lots of coffee shops and restaurants on the perimeter

8. The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113-1315 +1 857-205-1775
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 320 reviews

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, will opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2011, We are open daily 11:30 to 5pmLocated along the Freedom Trail at the historic Clough House, which is owned by and conveniently located adjacent to Old North Church.With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen.We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only colonial trade experience and only colonial living history interpretive experience, our historic equipment, live demonstrations, interpreters and historic settings enable new levels of understanding how colonial printing affected communities and sparked a revolution in America.We seek to recreate this experience for visitors and school groups to Boston’s Freedom Trail and to rekindle the spirit of Samuel Adams who urged fellow citizens to join this “animating contest of Liberty!”

Reviewed By phil52_10 - Maidstone, United Kingdom

Next door to the chocolate shop and the Old North Church. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic printer, giving a history of printing and a demonstration of print setting. Having set up the text and applying the ink to the press he proceeded to print a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Copies are available to buy as are prints of the first acts of violence. Both the print and chocolate demos are free but a suggested donation of $3 is money well spent to keep these exhibitions going.

9. New England Holocaust Memorial

Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109 +1 617-635-4505
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

New England Holocaust Memorial

The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps and the candles on a menorah.

Reviewed By sanjaya58 - Bhubaneswar, India

this memorial remembers the people who were gone and died through Nazi persecution. Their names are inscribed on the glass.
the design is awe inspiring. Very neat and with great aesthetic value.
but the message is much more stronger.
the humanity should not repeat such holocaust again. This memorial is a tribute as well as a warning.

10. Boston Opera House

539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1718 +1 617-259-3400
Excellent
75%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

Boston Opera House

Reviewed By Julianna72 - Millis, Massachusetts

I have not been to see the Nutcracker in many years, and decided to purchase tickets last minute to go in. The show has been extended with many more cast members which made it very delightful. Arrive early if you have younger children because you can take pictures with the bear as you walk in and up the stairs. There are many stairs, and if you have trouble walking it will be difficult if you sit in the upper sections. If you are in Boston over the winter break, I highly recommend taking in the show. Everything was perfect. Including the selection of gifts to purchase; ornaments, dolls, etc.
My only complaint unfortunately was the women next to me talked the entire time. Of course I am not going to say anything because I am not going to get into an argument while trying to listen and watch the performance. The other part, I feel The Opera House needs to correct is if anyone is more than 10 minutes late, then they cannot enter till intermission. We had 6 people enter about 25 mins into the program. This is not a movie. Then you have people leaving early, this is not a football game. There is traffic in Boston because the roads are small. If you do not have time to enjoy a show, sit, be still, and stay the entire time to the point where you can thank the cast for their performance. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND>GO TO A PATS GAME

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