Freedom Trail, Boston

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    Boston Irish Famine Memorial

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Boston Irish Famine Memorial
    The sculptures are a memorial to the famine in Ireland that lasted from 1845-1849, that took the lives of more than a million people.

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    Old State House

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Old State House
    Built in 1713 and is Boston's oldest public building. It served as the headquarters for the British government in Boston. The public could watch government in action when a gallery opened here in 1766. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony.

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    Central Burying Ground

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Central Burying Ground
    Established in 1756. Artist Gilbert Stuart, best known for his portraits of George Washington - the most famous of which is replicated on the dollar bill - died penniless and was interred in Tomb 61. Among the other notables are members of the largest family to take part in the Boston Tea Party, various soldiers of the Revolutionary Army and Redcoats killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. From the Burying Ground it's a short walk to Flagstaff Hill, the highest point on the Common, crowned with the pillar of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument. A former repository of colonial gunpowder, the hill overlooks the Frog Pond.

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    Walk along the Freedom Trail

    by sjvessey Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Walk along the Freedom Trail

    Ok, so it's a very touristy thing to do, but it has to be done. Towards the end of the trail, you'll come across the USS Constitution, the world's oldest surviving commissioned warship. Take a tour on board if you have time - it's all free.

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    (1.) THE FREEDOM TRAIL --...

    by drolkar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    (1.) THE FREEDOM TRAIL -- just follow the red line on the sidewalk, and it will lead you to just about all of the major historical sites in Boston! A good place to start is Park St. T-stop (we call our subway 'the T'), which is right in downtown Boston.

    (2.) THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, America's oldest commissioned warship, is docked at Charlestown Navy Yard. I'm not overly fond of things military, but this ship really is worth seeing! It was affectionately named 'Old Ironsides', because enemy cannonballs used to bounce right off the sides.

    (3.) THE NORTH END, where you will probably hear more Italian spoken than English, especially on market day. Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries galore... This area is definitely not to be missed on 'feast days'.

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    The Freedom Trail

    by Carmanah Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Possibly the USA's best free historical attraction, guaranteed. The Freedom Trail is a path (marked by a line of red bricks through the pavement) which takes you through a 2 mile stroll through downtown Boston and the neighbouring town of Charlestown, stopping off at all the historical buildings, monuments and neighbourhoods along the way. The main historical theme to Boston is the American revolution, so you get to see a lot of the sites and buildings associated to that era. It's quite amazing, especially if you're interested in American history.

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  • If you visit Boston, you must...

    by southpaw1 Written Aug 24, 2002

    If you visit Boston, you must walk the Freedom Trail. Missing the Freedom Trail in Boston is like missing the pyramids in Egypt. All of us who have grown up in the United States spent a good portion of our formative years learning about the American Revolution. The Freedom Trail is a three mile walk (follow the red stripe on the sidewalk) through the people, places, and events of the 1770's. See the Boston Massacre site, Paul Revere's house, the Old North church, the U.S.S. Constitution, and much more. One note: If you're expecting to find a carefully preserved area similar to the national mall in D.C., you won't find it here. Prepare to view history as it now stands amidst skyscrapers, Gap stores, and Dunkin' Donuts.

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    Old South Meeting House

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 22, 2011

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    Built in 1729 as a Quaker church, it was also used for civic meetings that were too large for the city hall building. In 1773 this was the place where the Boston tea party was organized

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    WALK THE FREEDOM TRAIL!

    by Rich62 Written May 26, 2008

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    JUST START AT THE BOSTON COMMON and follow the bricks lined along the middle of the sidewalk. Its the greatest self-guided tour in America, in my opinion.

    THE FREEDOM TRAIL, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON COMMON, WHERE MOST PEOPLE START QUINCY MARKET; FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, ETC HERE PEOPLE FIRST HEARD THE DECLARATION READ ALOUD A MIME HOLDS A FROZEN POSE UNTIL SOMEONE NEARS
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    Spooky fun!

    by sophiebeans Written Jan 6, 2008

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    You can't miss the many cemeteries in the down town area! They are beautifully taken care of and have lots of history. Go on a tour! It's work the $$!

    Cemetary near Kings Chapel

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    Downtown & old State House

    by el_ruso Written Aug 2, 2005

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    The downtown is very nice, clean and pleasant. The building of the old State House is small, but spectacularly decorated.

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    Freedom Trail

    by kumachan200x Updated Jul 2, 2004

    Left-hand side is a brick warehouse. it is right-hand side like a pencil alder Hungerhill memorial tower

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    The Freedom Trail

    by Scottyj36 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    This trail goes thru most of Boston and stops at most historic sites, old grave yards, the North Church, paul Revers house, and to boston Harbor. Lots of history on this trail

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    Check out some of Boston's...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Check out some of Boston's atmospheric old cemeteries, which contain the graves of many of our colonial-era heroes (Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, the victims of the Boston Massacre, et al).

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    Old State House

    by Bigs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This little old state house isn´t very well seen between all the huge skyscrapers! But it´s a nice building and one of the most famous and important ones!
    Can you see it on my pic?

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