You come to Boston as a tourist to go on the Freedom Trail. It starts in Boston Common and ends at Bunker Hill in Charlestown. We were told you could do it in about 2 hours. We left at noon and were still not finished at 6:00 that night. But we stopped and went through a few museums and houses along the way.
Boston Common is really the first stop on the trail but since we had spent the morning there we jumped into list of things to see a little further down.
I did say Ben Franklin was born in Boston. Here is the building that stands on where he was born. I really don't think this building was there at the time.
This is the site of the first public school. They have a statue of Ben Franklin in the courtyard. Which is funny since he was a school drop out.
Here is the Old State House. It is a little dwarfed by the many big building around it now. But back in the day it was a grand building.
We wound through many streets that looked old following those red bricks.
Our next stop was the Old North Church. Outside was a large Statue of Paul Revere.
The last stop on the trail is Bunker Hill.
Here is the view from the top of the hill. We were too late to climb to the top of the obelisk. It is somewhat hard to imagine what the scene would have been back in colonial times. With all these buildings and such built up on the hill it is hard to imagine the soldiers and battle that happened here.
It was a lot of walking and we were all tired by the end. The two hour walking tour lasted us about 7 hours. We didn't make it back to the train until about 9:00 that night.
After a whole day outside walking around we were really ready to sleep that night!