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Places to Visit- Boston

This is in Minute Man Park, which is absolutely lovely.

After visiting NYC and Philadelphia, we visited Boston. I loved Boston! Actually, our first stop was Minute Man National Historic Park which is situated a little outside of Boston, in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord.

My allergies started up the first day there! It must’ve been the blossoms.
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Inside the Minute Man Trail visitor center. Make sure you see the Road to Revolution show.


This is a replica of Old North Bridge, where “the shot heard round the world” happened.

After spending the morning in Minute Man Park, we headed to Boston where we started on The Freedom Trail. This was a fabulous end to our history trip.

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Bunker Hill Monument


The Freedom Trail runs through the heart of Boston and there are 16 historic sites to see along the way.

The USS Constitution

We walked right on board the USS Constitution, which was dry-docked. We even toured the lower deck. There was a security check before boarding. Adults had to show some I.D. such as a driver’s license, and all bags were inspected.

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Copp’s Hill Burying Ground


Old North Church where two lanterns gave a signal from the steeple in one of the American Revolution’s famous moments.

Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston and is an Episcopal church today. Visitors are strongly encouraged to give a donation.

Inside Old North Church there are traditional pew boxes, such as this one.


Monument of Paul Revere on his horse.
Paul Revere’s house

There was a small fee to enter Paul Revere’s house and no photography is allowed inside. Definitely worth the tour!

The Freedom Trail is marked the entire way by this red-brick path.
Old State House is now a charming children’s museum with gift shop.

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In 1776, the people of Boston heard The Declaration of Independence read from this balcony.

We did not get to finish The Freedom Trail, but what we did see was wonderful and I hope someday to return. ♥ Have you ever walked The Freedom Trail? If so, what was your favorite part? Marcus’ favorite was the USS Constitution. I think my favorite was Paul Revere’s house. ♥

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


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


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