Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Iwalked Boston’s King’s Chapel Burying Ground

Iwalked Boston’s King’s Chapel Burying Ground - King’s Chapel Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery in the city of Boston. It was established in 1630 when Sir Isaac Johnson sold the land on which he formerly maintained his vegetable garden to create the city’s first burial ground. It is said that Mr. Johnson was the first individual buried here. For almost thirty years it remained the only burial ground in Boston until 1659 when Copp’s Hill Burying Ground was established in the North End. It is not known exactly how many individuals were buried here between the years 1630 and 1896, however, it is known to be well over a thousand. It’s estimated that for every one of the 500-600 headstones still in existence that ten to twenty burials occurred.

King’s Chapel Burying Ground
King’s Chapel Burying Ground
King’s Chapel is reported to be one of the most haunted locales in all of Boston. Legends tell of an individual once buried alive here. By the time suspicions were raised and the body dug up, the person was already dead—whether before or after having been buried it is uncertain. Another ghastly tale speaks of a person whose head had to be chopped off in order to fit within their undersized coffin. And last but not least, Captain Kidd has even been rumored to be buried within this graveyard. This would appear highly unlikely though as he was hung in London after being convicted of piracy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Iwalked Sports Illustrated’s Top Sports Bar

Sports Illustrated’s Top Sports Bar - If you happen to visit the TD Garden for a Celtics or Bruins game, then pre-game festivities along the nearby Canal Street are a must. Here you will find a wide array of bars from brew pubs and clubs, to your traditional ol’ sports bar.

Sports Illustrated’s Top Sports Bar
The Fours
Perhaps the most famous of those sports pubs is located at 166 Canal Street—The Fours. The Fours have been a staple of the Boston sports scene since it first opened its door in 1976. In 2005, Sports Illustrated labeled The Fours as the Best Sports Bar in America. In addition to their more than 40 televisions throughout the bar, they are well known for their bar menu as well. Not surprisingly, a number of the sandwiches and wraps are named after famous New England Hall of Famers. This selection includes The Yaz, Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, The Bambino, Doug Flutie, Ray Bourque, or our personal favorite, the John Hannah Burgers. Try the BBQ Cheddar.

In reference to the “2005” Sports Illustrated (SI) honor, this was actually the last time SI published such a list, so as of current, The Fours can still lay claim to their “best of” status.

After a filling lunch (or a few beverages) don't miss out on the nearby New England Sports Museum.

  • Website: http://www.thefours.com
  • Address: 166 Canal Street, Boston, MA
  • Cost: Depends on how much you eat/drink