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Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Boston Common and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North E' you choose your own pace. You can start when you want and take breaks to discover the city; perhaps stop for lunch along the Freedom Trail or grab an Italian pastry in the North End.The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with several stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard!Please note: Pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One vouche"""Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Using your smart phone to guide you make your way through Boston among well-known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Great for families
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
"Pick the perfect day to explore the streets of Boston. At 10am meet your professional guide outside of 28 State Street located across from the Old State House. Follow your guide and begin your 2-hour walking tour of Boston.Start your tour on the Freedom Trail visiting Faneuil Hall the Old and New State Houses and the Boston Massacre Site. See both the Old and New City Halls along with Old Corner Bookstore and King's Chapel. Stroll through downtown on your way to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Admire the stunning swan boats as they sail under the world's smallest suspension bridge. Continue on to the John Hanco
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
"Choose when to explore Boston at either 10am or 6pm. Arrive at 28 State Street across from the Old State House. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 70-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Start your tour at the Old State House and then compare it with the New State House. See Faneuil Hall a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Walk through the city to the Boston Massacre Site and learn the history behind the memorial. Admire the architecture of Park Street Church and King's Chapel. Then make your way to the Old South Meeting House. Walk through the Old Granary Cemetery and visit Old City Hall. Pass the First Schoolhouse Site and The Old Corner Bookstore which was a meeting place for famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Dickens. Stroll through the beautiful Boston Common to end your Freedom Trail walking tour. Explore the quirky streets and charming atmosphere of Boston on this 70-minute walking tour."
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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

Favorite thing A Civil War monument, dedicated in 1872, one of the earliest such memorials in the United States. The inscription on the base of the column was written by Charles William Eliot, President of Harvard (and grandfather of T.S.)

To the Men of Boston who died for their country
On land and sea in the War which kept the Unionb whole
Destroyed Slavery and Maintained the Constitution
The Grateful City has built this monument
That their example may speak to coming generations

Recently (May 2004) vandals attacked the memorial and succeeded in pushing one of the corner figures - a 1000 pound bronze - off its pedestal.

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yooperprof
Jun 02, 2004

Boston is my favorite city

Favorite thing I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

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ace1010
Nov 28, 2004

Boston Common and Public Garden

Favorite thing The Common is the oldest public park in America. Walk through the Common, heading west to the adjacent Public Garden -- a real oasis. This park is beautifully landscaped, with 24 acres of ponds, lawns, trees, flower beds and walking paths.-

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pili
Mar 09, 2003

Boston Common

Fondest memory Boston Common - the famous city park in downtown Boston. Across the street from the park is a plaque. It reads:

'In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of the Town of Boston of whom the Hon'ble John Winthrop Esq'r Gov'nr of the Colony was chiefe did treate and agree with Mr. William Blackstone for the purchase of his Estate and rights in any Lands living within said neck of Land called Boston after which purchase the Town laid out a plan for a trayning field which ever since and now is used for that purpose and for the feeding of cattell.'

Of course, Boston Common is a park, and is no longer used for 'trayning' or the 'feeding of cattell'!

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Dec 29, 2006
 
 
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Boston is my favorite city

Favorite thing I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

Fondest memory Everything. It is just a great city.

I love the old buildings so much.

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ace1010
Nov 28, 2004

Boston is my favorite city

Favorite thing I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

Fondest memory Everything. It is just a great city.

I love the old buildings so much.

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ace1010
Nov 28, 2004

Boston Common

Favorite thing The Boston Common is the area where the Freedom Trail begins. As is the case with most places in this historic city known for its "old" buildings and houses, Boston Common is the oldest public park.

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"IF HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS-THEN I LIVE HERE"
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"Boston in a Nutshell"
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"The Perfect Weekend Away City"
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"Boston Features the Old and New"
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King's Chapel

The King's Chapel is one of the many protestant Unitarian Denominational Churches in New England and is part of the Freedom Trail, you can check this area and Chapel too as it lies just in Tremont...
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City Hall

The New Boston City hall is just a stone's throw away from the old City Hall Building that was built in 1968 and on the famous brutalist style which was popular during those times (brutalist design...
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Granary Burying Ground

I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and hold spiritual tranquility. I look at the crypts and headstones and wonder if the deceased have families that live on. I enjoy the beauty of...
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Black Heritage Trail

This is a shorter trail than the freedom trail and takes you mainly around the Beacon Hill area which is lovely in itself. There are beautiful mansion houses and millionaire's squares. Excellent and...
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Old State House

What a great idea! To use a landmark as also a metro station is genius! The Old State House is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, built in 1712-1713. It's one of the landmarks...
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Old South Meeting House

A den of traitors. Or at least that's how the British would have seen it. This was the dry tinder box for the American Revolution. The locals would meet here for heated debates about the future of the...
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