|Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House are good places to begin the Freedom Trail.|
Boston is a walking town and there is no better walk to begin with than the Freedom Trail. It is promoted as "a walk through America's History" and it truly lives up to that promise. It's not a long walk, about two and half miles, but it does take hours to do because there is much to see and absorb.
|The Freedom Trail is marked in either red brick or red paint.|
|While not officially on the Freedom Trail the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is|
a stop on the Black Heritage Trail. Located at Boston Common across from the
Massachusetts State House it is a moving work worth seeing.
|The Granary Burying Ground is Boston's third oldest burying ground.|
John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere are but a few
of the many historic figures laid to rest here.
|Old City Hall sits on the site of Boston's Latin School, the first|
public school in America founded in 1635.
The school continues to operate but at another location.
|Benjamin Franklin was a pupil at the Latin School|
along with John Hancock, Samuel Adams
and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
|Faneuil Hall surrounded by modern day Boston.|
|No trip to Boston would be complete without a visit to Paul Revere's|
house. Built in 1680 it is Boston's oldest surviving private building.
It was from here that Paul Revere set out for his famous
|The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in|
the world. She earned her nickname "Old Ironsides" during the war of 1812
when British cannonballs bounced off of her impenetrable hull.
|At the end of the trail in Charlestown it is a short ride on the Inner Harbor Ferry |
back to Boston Long Wharf.
For information about the Freedom Trail and visiting Boston go to TheFreedomTrail.org and