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The historic community of Revere, Mass., was named for the famous American Revolutionary War hero, and lies along the coast just five miles north of Boston. The nearby Saugus Iron Works facility offers a glimpse into colonial industry, by displaying the blast furnace, forge and quarter-ton hammer once used in iron production. The four-story Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation houses exhibits pertaining to local history; from colonial times to the present.
The many roadways making navigation about Revere possible include U.S. Route 1 and State Highways 1A, 16, 60, 107 and 145, which cut through the community. Commercial buses and taxis can provide transportation to your lodgings, and the MBTA Blue Line railway service takes commuters in and out of Revere.
Originally part of Rumney Marsh and later North Chelsea, the township did not become independent and adopt the name of Revere until 1852. One of the many historic locations in town is Fenno’s Tavern. Constructed in 1835, the venue once served as a coach stop for weary travelers, and the bar is still in operation.
The city has a humid but mild climate, with summer temperatures averaging in the mid-80s, and winter temperatures hovering in the low 20s. The community receives moderate precipitation all year long, so consider bringing along rain boots if you plan to walk around town.