We are heading back to NYC after a great trip to Boston.
We should be arriving around 6:40pm.
Our last stop for the trip is Lexington and Concord.
Our British Redcoat reenactors are marching in lines towards the ragtag colonial militia on the Lexington Green
At the Minute Man visitor center we watched a multimedia presentation detailing the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
A Minute Man reenactor explained the battles, the colonial economy, and the life of a soldier to us.
To end the night, we took a haunted tour of the Boston Common, including stories of murder, witches, and hangings. Spooky!
We’re now exploring the Freedom Trail with our historic guide. We started from Boston Common where we could see the Massachusetts State House.
Next, we stopped at the Granary Burial Ground, site of a cemetery where many famous Boston residents, including Samuel Adams, were buried.
At The Old South Meeting House, we learned about the large meetings that took place here to protest British laws.
We also visited the Old State House, home of the British colonial government and site of the Boston Massacre.
We stopped for lunch at Quincy Marketa nd souvenir shopping at Faneuil Hall.
At the African Meeting House we learned about the history of the abolitionist movement in Boston.
And at the museum, we saw an exhibit on the photographs of Frederick Douglass. We learned how his example showed people the potential that freed slaves could have if given their freedom.
For our evening activity, we tried New England-style candlepin bowling!
We took a short walk from the USS Constitution to Bunker Hill to see the monument and learn about the Revolutionary battle here from the National Park Service Rangers.
At the USS Constitution, the Navy informed us about the history of the boat and explained how its equipment a and weaponry works.
At The Old North Church, we sat in “box pews”, which were used to keep warm during church services. The church still uses them today.
We also learned about Paul Revere’s midnight ride to warn the colonist that the British were coming.