I would not want to live in Boston Mass. permanently during the 1840's and 1850's unless I was extremely wealthy and in excellent health.
My second choice would to have lived in 1950's in New York City, New York hanging out with Poets and Abstract Painters. I would like to have met Jack Kerouac and other bohemians. Once again I would not want to have lived in this period of time permanently unless I was very rich.
My thrid choice would to have lived in San Francisco, Calif. in 1960's during the era of the Flower Children/hippies. Also I would not want to have lived in this time period without a lot of money in the bank.