Boston and surrounding sites
Trip Start Jun 15, 2003
9Trip End Jul 11, 2003
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Historic Park Freedom Trail.
I hiked the 260+ stairs of Bunker Hill National Monument (site of the 1st major battle of the Revolution and site of devastating losses to the British), and visited the Old State
House (built in 1713 and served as colonial and state government building)
Faneuil Hall (old market building built in 1742 and site of
town meetings lead by Sam Adams), Paul Revere House, and the USS
Constitution ("Old Ironsides")
I walked the Black Heritage Trail at the Boston African American National
Historic Site. I took a taxi to Cambridge to view the Harvard campus. I
stopped by the Longfellow House, which was built in 1759, used as HQ
for George Washington in 1775-76, and later the home of poet Henry
On June 22nd I visited the Frederick Law
In Brookline I visited the JFK National Historic Site, which preserved the home JFK was born in 1917.
Then I drove to Concord and Lexington to visit Minute Man National HistoricPark, the home to the events that led to the start of the AmericanRevolution on April 19, 1775.
I ended the day at Lowell National Historic Park commemorating America's Industrial Revolution.
On July 23rd I drove to Salem Maritime National Historic Site. I walked
around Salem and visited the Witch Trials Memorial, Custom House,
"Friendship" and Derby Wharf Lighthouse.
I continued driving through Essex National Historic Area to Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site and viewed the furnace, mill and 17th century home used from 1646-1668 as the 1st integrated ironworks in North America.
I drove to Adams National Historic Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. I toured the
On July 24th I relaxed all day at my cousins' house. All in all I drove 330 miles in and around Boston.