See how Boston grew from a small peninsula to a large city. Start in 1630 and use these old maps to learn about the city’s history.
How can a city grow? Use this one map to see how Boston grew from a small peninsula in 1630 to a large city in 1880.
The Harbor is very important to Boston and has been since the city started in 1630. See how this has not changed in over 380 years in this activity.
Boston changed even in the early years. Look at these maps from 1675 and 1775 and see what is different.