Walk the Liberty Trail. The trail takes you past many historical buildings and sites from the US Revolutionary War and the founding of the country. Start before the tail begins at the Boston Tea Party ship and then go on the trail.
Fondest memory: The bars and touring the USS Constitution. Old Iron Sides is the oldest commisioned warship in the world and is still maintained and sailed by the US Navy.
You should definately walk the Freedom trail. There is so much history, but be sure to wear you walking shoes. If you're looking for a little peace don't miss a stroll through the Boston Common. This is a great place to meet the natives of Boston. If you like to shop then I recommend visiting the Downtown Crossing. Lots of great shops and reasonably priced. If you want a view of the entire city vist the observatory. What a spectacular view.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Boston was when my fiancee flew up to visit me and we took a Sunset Cruise of the historic Boston Harbor.
see the 16 historical sights on the freedom trail.
Following the red brick's path you can see and experience colonial Boston. The starting point is at the Boston Common, the oldest public park in America.
The trail is an historical one, and it it takes you past the most important points of interest of the city. The 16 sights are the following:
1. Boston Common
2. State House
3. Park Street Church
4. Granary Burying Ground
5. King's Chapel
6. First Public School Site
7. Globe Corner Bookstore
8. Old South Meeting House
9. Old State House
10. Boston Massacre Site
11. Faneuil Hall
12. Paul Revere House
13. Old North (Christ) Church
14. Copp's Hill Burial Ground
15. Bunker Hill Monument
16. U.S.S. Constitution
Walk the Freedom Trail into Charlestown. Visit Bunker Hill, the actual site of the American Revolution, where the battles with the British were fought. There is a giant tower at Bunker Hill in which you can climb. There are 294 stairs before you get to the top. It's like climbing a castle tower, except much more taller, and you can only go up or down. Once at the top of the tower, there are several small windows which give you a beautiful panoramic view of Boston and Cambridge. For more pictures, check out my Bunker Hill travelogue!
Photo: Following the Freedom Trail through Charlestown to Bunker Hill. Photo taken by me!
The various sites of the Boston National Historical Park
Fondest memory: Visiting the numerous buildings and monuments associated with the American Revolutionary War. Most of which are preserved in the Historical Park.
Favorite thing: The Freedom Trail is a must-see for any first-time visitor to Boston. It will take you past all the most historical spots, and all you have to do is follow the red line through the city!
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