Places We Visit

History Trip Highlights

I spent all of last week with my two sons, in NYC, Philadelphia and Boston, at some historic sites, as well as other experiences. I’ll cover each city more in-depth in upcoming posts, but here are some highlights from our whirlwind trip…

New York City-

Times Square
Our hotel was right on Times Square.
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Grand Central Station is featured in several movies, such as Avengers. Here we are in the terminal lobby.
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These doors lead to the 42nd Street Library, adjacent to Bryant Park.
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View from Bryant Park
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Belvedere Castle and Turtle Pond in Central Park
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We saw the Broadway shows, Anastasia and On Your Feet.
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9/11 Memorial
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Liberty Island
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Ellis Island was my favorite NYC site.

Philadelphia-

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The Franklin Institute was a lot of fun.
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This replica of George Washington’s chair, which Benjamin Franklin commented on, is at the Museum of The American Revolution.
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Independence Hall where the signing room for the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution is located.

Concord/Boston-

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Minute Man Park, where “the shot heard ’round the world” happened.
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Boston guard cat
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The USS Constitution was Marcus’ favorite attraction. We walked on deck and below. Very cool!
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Walking The Freedom Trail was so much fun!

♥ Have you visited any of these historic sites? Seen any Broadway shows? Have any fun trips coming up? I’d love to hear about it! ♥

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5 thoughts on “History Trip Highlights

  1. I’ve never been to NYC but, since my parents were both from PA I’ve visited Philadelphia and all those spots several times. When my boys were young we went to Gettysburg and D.C. which was really fascinating.

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      1. The Smithsonian Natural History Museum was the boys’ favorite of the Smithsonian. And the Holocaust Museum was so powerful! Because of my great sense of direction in cities we ended up getting behind the fence for the White House and a patient Marine didn’t shoot us! lol

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