Throwback Thursday: 120 Years of Revere Beach

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

During the summer, the beaches of Massachusetts are packed full of people looking to beat the heat. Whether it’s local residents who have a day off or out of state visitors on vacation, our coast has always been a destination.


This week, Revere Beach celebrated being the nation’s first public beach and being 120 years old. In 1896, the Metropolitan Park Commission gained control of it and began moving train tracks from the beach to open up space for the public. On July 12th, the beach was officially opened and about 45,000 people took part in the celebration.

Were any of your family members at Revere Beach in 1896? Do you still go to the same spot today? Do you have a different beach that your family has visited every summer? Did you vote for it in our Readers Choice poll? Share your memories of family vacations with us at Wicked Local Media Solutions or tweet us @WLMediaSolution.

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