History Comes Alive on Boston's Streets
Boston's Freedom Trail can take you on a whirlwind tour of much of the history that makes this city special. Playing a key role in America's fight for freedom, Boston is overrun with exciting opportunities to explore America's past. But history did not stop happening when the Revolution ended. Ivy League Universities, major fire safety regulations and even famous burials have continued to enhance the history that makes Boston special. 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... Read more »
- Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Uniquely Here
- Neighborhood: Outside the City
A day trip from Boston, history buffs and kids learning about 17th century America.
Local Expert Tip: "The Patuxet Café is quite the dining experience, make time for a meal here and eat like the Pilgrims and Native Americans."
Local Expert Tip: "The best way to see the most historical sites in one shot. Many of the best in Boston are on this trail."
Local Expert Tip: "The monument sits in Charlestown, a cool neighborhood to explore. Stop into Warren Tavern for lunch and get a little more history. Many of our Founding Fathers are said to have stopped in for a pint or a meal. "
Local Expert Tip: "Situated in the North End, a visit here is the perfect excuse to eat some Italian treats."
Local Expert Tip: "Make this historic stop a part of your visit to Boston's North End, where you can spend hours wandering the streets, shipping and indulging in great eats."
Local Expert Tip: "THe Constitution turns each year, on the fourth of July."
- Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sightseeing
- Neighborhood: Seaport District
Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared to be out in an hour; it's a perfect blip of history in a fun-filled day. Reopening on 6/25/2012."
Local Expert Tip: "Interesting people are buried here. A guided tour is a great way to get the story behind the stones."
Local Expert Tip: "Take your time while strolling through and stop to enjoy the awesome street performers."
Local Expert Tip: "Rumor has it Harvard came about so that graduate's of the Country's oldest public high school (Boston Latin School) would have a place to matriculate."