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Welcome to Boston

The City of Boston offers an array of exciting performing arts, site-seeing tours, athletic events, and shopping areas. To help provide you with some ideas for when you are in town, please consult the following links:


The City of Boston is serviced by Logan International Airport & Massport. Public transportation throughout the City of Boston and neighboring communities is provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), which is nicknamed the "T". For more information on the MBTA, click the button below:

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.