Boston is overrun with exciting opportunities to explore America's past. But history did not stop happening when the Revolution ended.
Today, a visit to Boston brings history to life through guided tours, mapped routes and even self exploration where you can bump into folks dressed in Colonial garb and ready to respond to the questions you may have. It is easy to connect with the past while exploring Boston in the present.
Although a modern city, Boston remains true to its roots. Keeping up with architectural maintence, carefully preserving artifacts and opening up relevant spots to tourists looking to gain insight into Boston's role in shaping history.
Best of all, many of Boston's historical sites are free of charge. A walk along the Freedom Trail lets you explore on your own or with a guide and stops at several of the best historical sites.
An hour's drive to Plymouth, MA brings you back to the time of the Pilgrims where you'll get an inside look at what life was like for early settlers.
A boat ride to the Boston Harbor Islands engages war buffs who want to explore a fort from the Civil War. While more academic pursuits can be found in Cambridge at Harvard University.
Boston is a truly history buff's city to explore.