Widely regarded as being the oldest residential neighborhood in Boston, North End has almost 400 years of history to its name.
In that time, North End has gone through many changes. Some of Boston's wealthiest residents settled here in the 1630's, but it later became a poor community inhabited primarily by freed black slaves. During the 1800's, the area housed many Irish immigrants, and during the early part of the 20th century it became a hub of Jewish religion and culture. Today, North End is home to many Italian-Americans, earning its nickname of 'Little Italy.'
The endlessly changing face of North End has gifted the area with a range of important landmarks, such as the Old North Church, the Paul Revere House, the Clough House and the Pierce-Hichborn House. This fusion of cultures has also lent itself to cuisine, with many excellent restaurants found in this fascinating precinct. Visitors can find over one hundred dining options, encompassing culinary delights from all over the world. Boston's North End is most famous for its delectable Italian food, and regional delicacies can be sampled from Abruzzi, Puglia, Sicily and Lombardy. Specialty gourmet food outlets stock everything from mozzarella to flax seed, while artwork, clothing and gifts can also be bought in various shops.
When looking for North End Boston hotels, choose the Millennium Bostonian Hotel. Conveniently located next to this cultural center, the hotel provides easy access to the variety of shopping and dining options on offer.