We are joining forces with The Innovation Trail to bring you face-to-face with four centuries of breakthrough discoveries in science, medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology—innovations that sparked right here in Boston and Cambridge before taking off to change the world as we know it.
From inoculations to railroad cars and subways, ice cubes to light bulbs, candy to telephones, ether to info-tech, Boston and Cambridge have been on the cutting edge since the 1600s. Walk with us in the footsteps of Alexander Graham Bell, Danny Lewin, Onesimus, Charles Davenport, and the countless other brilliant minds that have shaped our modern lives.
The full trail covers twenty-one stops across our two cities. Visit them all with us, or stick to the Cambridge side of the river. Either choice will leave you amazed.
Tremont Temple (First technicolor movies)
Verizon Building (Telephone invented)
Massachusetts General Hospital (Modern Surgery)
Cambridge Sites Only, Including:
CIC (Cambridge Tech Hub)
Entrepreneur's Walk of Fame
MIT Campus (Rad Lab, Media Lab, CSAIL)
Broad Institute for Genomic Research
Akamai (Inventor of streaming video)
Technology Square (Draper Labs, Moderna)
Lab Central (Former Poloroid Building)