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Boston is a city that was instrumental in the creation of the United States. Today the history of our founders is preserved throughout the city with the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is not only a line that connects all the historic places in Boston, but it is also a window into the past.
This trail could seem boring to the average family, but there are definitely some perks to the historic trail and fun is around ever corner. The official sites of the Freedom Trail are scattered across the city and have a lot to offer. The first place to visit is definitely the Boston Common; the kids are free to run around and enjoy the summer air, while mom and dad can gather information at the visitor center or enjoy a nice refreshment at one of the common’s many drink carts. The next stops that are fairly close to the common include the Massachusetts State House – with the famous gold dome – and the Park Street Church. But the real fun begins when history meets the modern world in Faneuil Hall. Here the sights and sounds are enough to fill whole day. Enjoy some shopping or ice cream while you soak up the historic sights. Another great stop on the trail is the Paul Revere House where you can step into the past and see what it was like in the 1700s. Visiting Paul Revere’s House is the closes to time travel I have ever encountered. But my personal favorite sight on the trail is the USS Constitution, this is a place that the kids will surely love. Board the USS Constitution and become a member of the Boston Tea Party, boycott the British and throw some tea into the Boston Harbor. These are just a few of the sites on the historic Freedom Trail.
To get the full experience of the Freedom Trail, take a tour with a 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. Enjoy an exciting walking tour or take the Freedom Trail trolly, where you can listen and learn while you visit every stop on the trail. The Freedom Trail is a fun experience for the whole family.