Founded in 1630 by English Puritans, Boston is one of our nation’s oldest cities. It was home to fiery revolutionaries such as Samuel Adams, who staged the Boston Tea Party to protest taxation by King George III. From the Old North Church in today's North End, Paul Revere began his midnight ride to warn of the British invasion. Rooted in its 400-year history, the city is also known worldwide for the brownstone architecture built in historic Back Bay during the Gilded Age. Old neighborhoods and narrow, crooked streets throughout Boston, which are more fit for walking than driving, make it the nation’s most European-style city.