Historic Newbury Street Boston Visitor Information
Situated in Boston's historic Back Bay area, Newbury Street is a popular destination because of its abundance of restaurants, eclectic shops and historic architecture. The street features everything from bohemian shops to upscale boutiques and is lined with restored 19th century brownstone homes.
Established when the Emmanuel Church was constructed in 1861, Newbury Street was once the most fashionable and exclusive neighborhood in Boston. Today, Newbury Street is a shopping and entertainment Mecca for Boston visitors and residents alike. www.newbury-st.com
Newbury Street Boston Hotel -
Located just one mile from historic Newbury Street, Courtyard Marriott Boston Copley Square offers charming boutique hotel accommodations with business class hotel amenities and deluxe hotel features in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Stay with us and enjoy a full menu of hotel services, from delicious New England style breakfast at our signature Courtyard Café and a convenient, full-service business center to upscale in-room lodging features and genuinely friendly customer service.
Shopping on Newbury Street -
Newbury Street was once a strictly residential neighborhood, however the first retail shop opened in 1905, starting the transformation of Newbury Street from a simply residential neighborhood into a prime shopping and entertainment destination. Today, Newbury Street is home to an eclectic mixture of local boutiques, upscale fashion retailers, independent shops and a diverse array of restaurants, cafés, bookshops, salons and art galleries all housed in Boston's signature
Visitors will find shops and restaurants situated in basement, street level and upper level floors, with high-end shops including such names as Ralph Lauren, Cartier, Armani, Kate Spade, Valentino and Marc Jacobs. www.newbury-st.com/Boston/Shopping_and_Business_Directory
Emmanuel Episcopal Church -
Constructed in 1861 as the first building on Newbury Street, historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church features stunning stained glass windows, including the impressive, 15-panel "Emmanuel's Land" – or "Pilgrim's Progress" – window, which was created by Frederic Crowinshield in 1899 and lovingly restored in 2008.
The church's Leslie Lindsey Memorial Chapel, constructed in 1920 and designed by Francis R. Allen, pays tribute to the young bride who died in the tragic sinking of the Lusitania less than one month after her wedding. The church is widely known for its popular Emmanuel Music program, which offers concerts of sacred music in the church. www.emmanuel-boston.org