Freedom Trail

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I won't go into too much detail about the Freedom Trail but I will say that for anyone interested in history this is a must see of Boston.  The Trail takes you along where some of the most important events in American history took place and it also allows you too see some of the best parts of modern day Boston, too.

The Trail takes you through Boston Common, past the State House, and into some of the oldest cemeteries in the country. One of my favorite spots is the site of the Boston Massacre.  It is just a small plaque in the middle of a busy intersection, but it is amazing to stand there and imagine what it was like back in 1770.  Just a short walk from the site of the Massacre is Faneuil Hall.  Although one of the more difficult place names for non-natives to pronounce (after Worcester, of course), it is apparently one of the most popular tourist sites in the country.  Here you can find every type of "Boston" food, souvenirs, and street performers.  You could easily spend a few hours here just people watching.  From there the trail takes you through the North End to see Paul Revere's house.  While you are in the area I strongly suggest you make a stop a Mike's Pastry. Though technically not part of the trail it is an important part of Boston culture today.   The end of the trail takes you into Charlestown to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.   For a walk that is a little less than 2.5 miles, the Freedom Trail is a great wait to experience some of the best parts of Boston. 
Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall

Paul Revere's House

USS Constitution

Bunker Hill Monument

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