Boston Freedom Trail

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When my husband had a business trip to Boston a few years back I decided to go with him.  I went to see Fenway, but my favorite part of Boston was the Boston Freedom Trail. If you are a baseball fan Fenway is a must do too.

 

The Boston Freedom Trail is free but  you can enhance the experience by participating in one of the Freedom Trail Foundations guided tours. They are 90 minutes walking tours led by a character from the era adult tickets are $12 and children are $6.50. This is a great way to learn a little history, but if your family does not want to join in on the tour you can walk the two mile, clearly marked trail alone and stop at the 16 historical sites along the way.

 Boston Freedom Trail

Here are some of my favorite spots. The site of the Boston Massacre was a cool place to stand and remember history. I also enjoyed the various cemeteries and churches along the trail.  My favorite church was Old North Church. Old North Church was the church used to tell Paul Revere if the British were coming. Another great spot is Bunker Hill Monument. The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 177. It was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War and predicted the character and outcome of the rest of the war. You can climb to the top of the tower (if you are up for a challenge) and check out the historic museum. The end of the Freedom Trail takes you to Boston’s National Historic Park. There you will find the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), which offers free tours by Navy members.  It gives you a chance to see the inside of this ship and what life was like aboard 200 years ago.

 

http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/official-sites.shtml

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