Boston is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts in the United States. It is the 24th largest city in the United States.
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.
Its rich history helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million visitors.
Boston shares many cultural roots with greater New England, including a dialect of the non-rhotic Eastern New England accent known as Boston English and a regional cuisine with a large emphasis on seafood, salt, and dairy products. Boston's park system is well-reputed nationally.
Old Ship Church
Old Ship Church was built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts in the United States.
It is the oldest church in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States and the only remaining 17th century Puritan meetinghouse in America.
The most distinctive feature of the structure is its Hammerbeam roof, a Gothic open timber construction, the most well-known example that of Westminster Hall.
Some of those working on the soaring structure were no doubt ship carpenters; others were East Anglians familiar with the method of constructing a hammerbeam roof.