Path of Presidents
Follow the Path of Presidents: eleven United States Presidents, lived, visited friends, gave speeches, and dined in the communities south of Boston. Did you know that James Garfield slept at the Old House at Peace Field, that Harry Truman spoke on the steps of the United First Parish Church, and that George H. W. Bush was born in Milton?
From obvious locations such as Washington’s headquarters in Cambridge and John F. Kennedy’s birthplace in Brookline, to obscure homes that belonged to William Howard Taft and Grover Cleveland, the Path of Presidents will illustrate that almost every American president – including Jefferson, Lincoln, and both Roosevelts – came to Boston and influenced the city’s history, as Boston influenced theirs.
The Path of Presidents is a collaborative undertaking led by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Key stakeholders include the Massachusetts Historical Society, Old State House Museum, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Freedom Trail Foundation, Discover Quincy, Cambridge Office for Tourism, and the Adams National Historical Park.