Massachussetts: 10 Great Things to do in Boston
Boston is an interesting city with a rich culture and a fascinating history. It was the seat of the events that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War and the independence of the United State of America. Walking along the 2.5 mile 'Freedom Trail' will take you through the oldest, and prettiest parts of the city and see some of the key sites associated with the uprising against the British. As well as being steeped in history, Boston has several museums of national significance and cultural iconic places to visit, such as Fenway Park and the Samuel Adams Brewery. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this great city.
Massachussetts: The Freedom Trail
Boston's Freedom Trail takes you on a 2.5 -mile journey through the streets of the city past 16 notable historical sites with a close connection to the events leading up to the start of the Revolutionary War. It is an easy walk, apart from spending hours trudging on concrete, and a prominent red line has been laid down along the whole route so it is a challenge to get lost. Many of the sites can be entered (for a fee) so you could easily spend a day if you wanted to exploring all this trail has to offer.
Massachussetts: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner was a Boston socialite who loved to travel and collect art. When her husband died she threw herself into building the museum they planned together on the fens on Boston. Her love of Italian design resulted in a Venetian style palace being constructed that would house the extensive art collection that she would spend several decades building up. Today, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a unique art collection in a stunning setting. We loved our visit here and I would love to go again in the future and spend more time exploring.
Massachussetts: Boston Tea Party Museum
In December 1773 a group of men dressed as Native Americans boarded some ships moored in the harbour of Boston, Massachusetts and proceeded to through bundles of tea over the side and into the water. This would become known as the Boston Tea Party and was one of the first actions that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War and the formation of the United States of America. Today, there is an interactive Museum in Boston where you get to learn more about the events surrounding the tea museum - it is a lot of fun for adults and kids alike.
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