Boston is Massachusetts' largest city and its capital. The city was founded in 1603 by Puritan settlers and soon became a major shipping port. Boston opened the first public school and the first college and was the site of the Boston Tea Party, several Revolutionary War battles, and Paul Revere's famous midnight ride.
Today, Boston is home to the Red Sox and Fenway Park, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, and Filene's Basement ("where bargains were born"). Nestled along the banks of the Charles River, its beautiful skyline is the subject of many photographs and works of art.