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Boston Day 3 – The Freedom Trail

September 8, 2009

The Freedom Trail is the national recreation trail that passes thru Bostons historic sites.  There is a brick/red line marking the way to following.  We spent the day walking the red line and soaking up the history of the birth of  America.
Old State House

Old State House

Site of the famed Boston Massacre and the place where the fight for liberty began.

Old South Meeting House

Old South Meeting House

 Where the colonist met and planned the Boston Tea Party

Grave Stone from King's Chapel

Grave Stone from King's Chapel

Kings Chapel Burying Grounds

Kings Chapel Burying Grounds

The first burial was in 1630, Mary Chilton, the 1st pilgram to touch Plymouth Rock is buried here as is William Dawes who also rode on the famous midnight ride.  I can imagine it is spooky at night.  But I was touched by the respect shown to these long gone people.

A patriot?

A patriot?

 There are many people in the city who love their history and do a wonderful job bringing it to life for visitors!

 

Linda, Kevin and Paul

Linda, Kevin and Paul

 

Tne if by land, two if by sea...... The Old North Church

Tne if by land, two if by sea...... The Old North Church

Old North Church

Old North Church

The Old North Church also called Christ Church is the oldest church building in Boston built in 1723.   

We also stopped at a few other places along the way, Paul Revere’s house, Faneuil Hall, the Parker House Hotel (not on the Freedom trail but for a foodie it was interesting to see where they invented Boston Cream pie and the Parker House Rolls.  We also had a great lunch at Durgin Park http://www.arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park.html

Once again the weather was perfect, we had a great day!  But after two days of walking the city my feet are tired!

PS:  We got free parking again!  Do you think I have lucky parking Karma?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 8, 2009 7:46 am

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time so far!

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