269 Monument Street, Concord, MA, 01742
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, 02114
270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116
147 Tremont St, Boston, MA, 02108
139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02111
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boston, Boston, MassachusettsEnjoy private transfers from Boston to Concord, and back, within your experience. You will also have free time for lunch in Concord(at your own expense).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Old North Bridge, 174 Liberty St Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705Visit the site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War, the Old North Bridge, that not only offers lovely views but there are various historical monuments worth exploring.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Old Manse, 269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742-1837Visit the Old Manse House grounds, famous for its American historical and literary associations as it was the home for both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Bedford Street, Concord, MATake a stroll down the scenic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - the final resting place for the Alcott family, Thoreau, and Emerson at Author’s Ridge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712Visit author Louisa May Alcott’s charming Orchard House and enjoy their guided tour of the historic home.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden St 28 Maplewood St Watertown, Concord, MA 01742-4511Travel back in time to Walden Pond, where 18th-century author Henry David Thoreau's Walden followed his yearning for a simple life, not only historical but gorgeous.Duration: 30 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St At Copley Sq., Boston, MA 02116-2813Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a pioneer of public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. As a City of Boston historic cultural institution, Boston Public Library today features a central library and twenty-five neighborhood branches, serving nearly 4 million visitors per year and millions more online.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Copley Square, 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3603Copley Square named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Prior to 1883 it was known as Art Square due to its many cultural institutions, some of which remain today. It was proposed as a Boston Landmark.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116-3303The Arlington Street Church is a Unitarian Universalist church across from the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Because of its geographic prominence and the notable ministers who have served the congregation, the church is considered to be among the most historically important in American Unitarianism and Unitarian Universalism. Completed in 1861, it was designed by Arthur Gilman and Gridley James Fox Bryant to resemble James Gibbs' St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Ether Monument, Arlington Street Boston Public Garden, Boston, MAThe Ether Monument, also known as The Good Samaritan, is a statue and fountain near the northwest corner of Boston's Public Garden, near the intersection of Arlington Street and Marlborough Street.It commemorates the use of ether in anesthesia. Its design has been attributed to the Boston architect William Robert Ware and to the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward. It is 40 feet (12 m) tall and is the oldest monument in the public garden.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts. The building, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, was completed in January 1798 at a cost of $133,333 (more than five times the budget), and has repeatedly been enlarged since.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial, Corner of Beacon Street & Park Street, Boston, MA 02108The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment is a bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens opposite 24 Beacon Street, Boston (at the edge of the Boston Common). It depicts Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading members of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as it marched down Beacon Street on May 28, 1863 to depart the city to fight in the South. The sculpture was unveiled on May 31, 1897. This is the first civic monument to pay homage to the heroism of African American soldiers.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Park Street, Park St, Boston, MA, USAPark Street was laid out in 1804, initially as Park Place, replacing the previous Sentry Street.In the 1880s, the feminist Woman's Journal was published on Park Street. Houghton Mifflin was also headquartered here beginning in the late 19th century.Pass By: Tremont Temple Baptist Church, 88 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-4101The Tremont Temple on 88 Tremont Street is a Baptist church in Boston, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. The existing multi-storey structure was designed by architect Clarence Blackall of Boston, and opened in May 1896. It replaced a much smaller, 1827 structure that had repeatedly suffered damage by fires.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: 15 Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02203, USAAlexander Graham Bell, a BU professor from 1874 to 1879, invented the telephone in 1876 after having his research on a new device for transmitting speech funded by BU. He appears here at a 1916 BU reception marking the 40th anniversary of his invention.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St # 55, Boston, MA 02108-2409The Tavern has been around since 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and students, it quickly became the most famous alehouse in the city.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.Pass By: Union Oyster House, 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, USAThe Union Oyster House, located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, enjoys the unique distinction of being America's oldest restaurant. This Boston fixture, housed in a building dating back to Pre-Revolutionary days, started serving food in 1826 and has continued ever since with the stalls and oyster bar, where Daniel Webster was a constant customer, in their original positions.Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill, Boston, MassachusettsWalk along Beacon Hill's scenic streets in a neighborhood full of historic charm and 19th century architecture. Listen to fascinating commentary and learn how to take amazing pictures of your tour experience. Creative photo tips provided by tour guide. One of the highlights is Acorn Street, the most photographed street in Boston. A PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour is unlike any other in Boston!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wang Theater, 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5692Visit the historic Boch Center Wang Theatre and take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Boston’s most prominent landmarks - plus get an exclusive look at The Music Hall, part of the upcoming Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame!Duration: 1 hour
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boston Common Visitor Center, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02135-2417Embark on this adventure into America's Revolutionary past at the heart of old Boston: the Boston Common. This spacious green has been a part of the city since its early colonial beginnings. We'll begin the tour by the Visitor Center and find the red-brick path. As we follow the path, we'll dive back in time to the 1700s and set the scene.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099The first stop along our red-bricked Freedom Trail tour is right at the corner of Boston Common: the Massachusetts State House! This building is both historic and architecturally beautiful.... and of course, we can't forget about it's eye-catching golden dome! We'll pause in front of the State House to catch up on a couple of key Revolutionary War characters (and soon-to-be American heroes) and a little colonial history. We'll also take a look at the Robert G Shaw and 54th Memorial, which stands opposite the State House. Who was Shaw and what made the 54th Regiment so significant? We'll get into all of those details right here.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Park Street Church, One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108-4899From the State House and Shaw Memorial, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail. That brings us through Boston Common and out to the Park Street Church. As we walk, we'll dive into the most important question of all: what prompted the Revolutionary War? As we peel back the layers, we discover that the battle for American Independence was one falling domino in a long chain of dominos stretching across multiple continents and older wars.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108This brings us to the truly ancient Granary Burying Ground! Established in 1660, this is only Boston's third-oldest burying ground. Can you imagine what's changed in the last 400 years? Well, for one thing, this ground is so old it actually holds the grave of Mother Goose. We still hear her stories today! We'll also visit the graves of American legends like Paul Revere, Robert Paine, and James Otis. And we can't miss John Hancock and Sam Adams' graves either! Lastly, we'll visit the graves of those killed in the Boston Massacre, one of the stepping stones to the full-blown revolution. We'll be heading to the site of this Massacre later.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Boston Latin School Association, 27 School St, Boston, MA 02108, USAFrom the Granary, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail's red bricks. We'll check out the King's Chapel along the way and pause in front of the Latin School. This historic site contains a number of fun statues to pose with (including a donkey!) and quite a lot of rich history to dive into.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Washington St., Boston, MAA few steps down from the Latin School, we'll find the Irish Famine Memorial. Here we'll jump a bit later into Boston history and talk about the new wave of immigrants after the revolution. We'll learn about the hardships they faced and overcame... and where these communities are today.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616Just across the street from the Irish Famine Memorial, we'll find the historic Old South Meeting House. This small, tucked-away building is easy to miss but we'll pause in front of it. Here, we'll be transported back in time to one of the most fateful events leading up to the Revolutionary War... the Boston Tea Party. We'll learn all about the organizers, their motivations, and of course the consequences of their "tea party". Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Old Corner Book Store, 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USAAs we continue along the Freedom Trail, we'll learn more about the Tea Party and the Sons of Liberty who were behind it. We'll also pass the historic Old Corner Bookstore while walking and dive into its connection to colonial Bostonians.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702Our red-brick road finally brings us to the one of the most popular stops along the Freedom Trail: the Old State House. We'll pause here to identify key architectural features and learn about it's significance (and long history!). Then, we'll walk around to the other sideDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Boston Massacre Site, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702To see the site of the infamous Boston Massacre! But was it a massacre? Or just a rowdy riot, as the British said? We'll dive into the thrilling tale while standing at the very spot where history unfolded. We'll also learn about Crispus Attacks, an honored American hero.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604We'll follow the Freedom Trail to another popular resting spot: Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market! First we'll explore the site's fascinating history and then explore it's huge range of food options! Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Haymarket, Blackstone St, Boston, MAAs we continue our journey along the red-bricked path of the Freedom Trail, we'll also dive into the story of the historic Haymarket, the new and striking Holocaust Memorial out in front, and the stunning view of the Custom House Tower a little beyond. We'll learn a bit about each of these sites as we make our way to another popular stop.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405Our path brings us to another popular stop along the Freedom Trail: Paul Revere's House! Here we'll learn about Paul Revere's famous "Midnight Ride", its immortalization in a poem by Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, and the truths and myths behind this historic moment.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123From Paul Revere's House, we'll make our way to the Old North Church. This is the iconic site where the "one if by land, two if by sea" lanterns were lit, silently signalling the British troops' movements to colonial revolutionaries.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118From the Old North Church, we'll follow the Freedom Trail farther up to the historic Copp's Hill Burying Ground. This historic cemetery in Boston's North End is older than the Granary... but only by a year!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: USS Constitution Museum, Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129Our last few stops are a little farther along, over the bridge and into the Charlestown Navy Yard. There we'll see the historic and impressive USS Constitution -- and learn all about her epic battle against the Guerriere. We'll explore the naval battles of the War for Independence in more detail while at this historic site.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Square Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129Finally, we'll follow the Freedom Trail up to the Bunker Hill Monument, built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. We'll walk around this hill, exploring the site of this epic battle and getting an understanding of the brutality and intensity of the battle for freedom. This site is the last along our comprehensive tour along Boston's historic Freedom Trail.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: South Station, S Station, Boston, MA, USAOur historic tour begins at one of Boston's most underappreciated marvels of architecture: South Station. We'll take a moment to analyze the enormous eagle and clock dominating the facade. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USARight across the street, we'll find a stunning example of modern architecture with the Federal Reserve. As we walk past, we'll learn the intriguing stories behind the bland name. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Atlantic Wharf, 530 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USAAt Russia Wharf, we're officially at the start of our Harborwalk journey and our trip into the past. We'll learn about the booming international trade during the colonial era.... the foundation which would later lead to the epic Boston Tea Party.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027As we walk along Boston's Harborwalk, we'll look out across the water for a glimpse of an actual blast from the past: a colonial ship packed with tea crates! We'll learn about the events of Boston's Tea Party but we'll also dive deeper: what really caused this riot? Why were taxes so high? What did a far-away international war have to do with the price of tea in Boston?Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USAOur journey brings us to Rowe's Wharf — named for one of the tea smugglers who encouraged the "Tea Party"! We'll learn about John Rowe and his adventures with the law as we walk through. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Marina at Rowes Wharf, 50 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USAThe Harbor Hotel is a stunning piece of architecture, blending modern and colonial styles seamlessly. Its 80-foot copper dome contains a glass cupola. If you walk to the center of the archway and look straight up, you can see all through the top of the dome to the glass cupola above.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210, USAAs we continue our walk along Boston's Harborwalk, our journey back in time takes us from the Boston Tea Party into a more recent era. As we walk, we'll admire the beautiful Moakley Courthouse across the water and learn about its significance to the city and its people. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Harbor Towers, 65-85 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110, USAThe Brutalist-style Harbor Towers are unmissable. Brutalism was all the rage in the 1970s. Today, the style polarizes observers. Some people see a kind of strange beauty in the sparse, overbearing structures. Others see, well, just plain ugly buildings! These days, you can always identify the style anywhere by its grim, fortress-like appearance. We'll learn about the towers, Boston's struggle between affordable and luxury living, and one of the city's most ambitious projects: cleaning up this very harbor. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3309We're now approaching a popular stop in Boston and along the Harborwalk: the Aquarium! This huge attraction is partially built over the Harbor, allowing the aquarium access to the natural environment of Boston's Harbor.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USAOur tour along the scenic Harborwalk ends at one of Boston's most historic spots: Long Wharf. From colonial battles against the British to modern crowds of tourists, this Wharf remains a Boston hotspot. Enjoy the views and the history as we conclude our story at this scenic stop. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA 01742, USANorth Bridge Visitor Center (174 Liberty St. Concord MA.) is located in a brick mansion built in 1911 by descendants of the Buttrick family (Major John Buttrick was the colonial officer who first ordered his militia to fire upon British soldiers.), the North Bridge Visitor Center features a short video about the North Bridge fight, a bookstore, and exhibits. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Meriam's Corner, Concord, MA 01742, USAOnce you’ve parked, pick up the Battle Road Trail trail at the end of the lot farthest from the entrance. Once you walk a few hundred feet, you’ll come to Meriam’s Corner. It might not look like much, but this was the site of a disaster for the British.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Paul Revere Capture Site, 180 N Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USAThis is the site where Paul Revere was captured, and a great opportunity to reflect on how the British ended up in such a predicament. Remember, their mission to confiscate weapons was supposed to be secret.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Lexington Battle Green, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02421, USAThe Battles of Lexington and Concord left 73 British dead and 174 wounded. 49 Americans died and 39 were wounded. But the aftershocks of the battle went far deeper than that. The American victory was all the proof the colonists needed that they could win a war against Britain.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Ralph Waldo Emerson House, 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742, USAAlmost in the Concord Museum’s backyard, you can find the former home of Ralph Waldo Emerson.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3701This museum’s collection explores the area’s revolutionary and literary history. If you want to learn more about the town and see some unique artifacts, be sure to stop by!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Authors Ridge, Concord, MA 01742, USAMany famous authors lived in Concord, and several found their final resting place here in Authors Ridge. Thoreau, Alcott family members, Emerson, Nathaniel, and Sophie Hawthorne, and others are buried there.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742, USAThis 1650 house is where Alcott wrote Little Women in 1868. At Orchard house, you can learn about Louisa May and the rest of her family, who were known for their commitments to abolition, women’s suffrage, and social reform. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Wayside Home of Authors, The Wayside, 455 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742, USAThe Wayside, built-in 1700, became home to several of these famous figures. The Alcotts bought the house in 1845, naming it Hillside. The experiences of the Alcott sisters in the home were later written into her classic Little Women. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Thoreau Cabin Site, Pond Path, Concord, MA 01742, USAJust a mile outside of town, off Walden Street, is another site of literary history -- Walden Pond. This is where Thoreau lived for two years beginning in 1845, in a cabin he built, collecting his thoughts for his 1854 classic on self-reliance, Walden, or Life in the Woods. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Samuel Hartwell House, 136 N Great Rd, Concord, MA 01742, USAJust ahead on the left is what remains of the home of Ephriam and Elizabeth’s son Samuel. Samuel was a sergeant in the Lincoln Minute Men on April 19 and saw action up to and down the road. His wife Mary is said to have helped bury dead British soldiers.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Josiah Nelson House Site, Battle Road Trail, Lincoln, MA 01773, USAAt the far end of the visitor’s center parking lot is a path leading to Battle Road Trail, which runs the length of Minute Man park. It follows what remains of the original Bay Road, which is the route the British took to Concord and back. It passes many historic sites.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEmbark on this journey into America's past at Philadelphia's City Hall! As we make our way into the heart of Historic Philly, we'll dive into 1700s to explore the foundations of the Revolutionary War. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers had deep roots in Philadelphia, as we'll quickly discover. Then we'll We'll explore the events that led up to the revolt, including the catalyst: the Tea Tax.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Washington Square, Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106At the corner of historic Washington Square, we'll catch a glimpse of where it all began: the site of the First Continental Congress. We'll explore the consequences of this historic conference before approaching the iconic Independence Hall.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Independence Hall, Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106We're finally at Independence Hall, the birthplace of America. This is where the First Continental Congress unified the colonial states into one entity, working together. This is where military revolts and battles against the British were planned. This is also where the Second Continental Congress took place, when votes were gathered from across all the colonies. Ultimately, this is where the Declaration of Independence, and America, was brought to life. As we walk around this historic hall, we'll learn about additional American figures like John Hancock, Patrick Henry, and John Adams, and their contributions to the new nation. We'll also understand what this Independence Hall represented to colonial Americans -- and what it represents to modern Americans today. We'll also check out George Washington's statue out front, and dive into his backstory.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Liberty Bell, 526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USANext up: the Liberty Bell! We'll learn about what makes this bell iconic -- and what makes it so suceptible to cracks! As we explore it's history and majesty, we'll also explore it's significance in later years as Americans fought for their freedom from slavery, for equal voting rights, and for true liberty.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAThen we'll head over to Ben Franklin's museum. This historic statesman figures heavily in America's past -- and we'll learn why. As we walk through the museum we'll also peel back the layers of his personality, learning about his vast store of knowledge and huge diversity of interests. Then, we'll jump to the anti-hero to Franklin's hero: the traitor Benedict Arnold. As we continue to walk, we'll learn all about what Arnold planned to do -- and how.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The President's House, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106Next up, the very first White House! We'll explore the original presidental home of George Washington and then of John Adams. Here, we'll be able to dive into the history of the presidents' lives and better understand life during the colonia era.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: 700 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAThen we'll head over to another unique historic home: the Graff House. This is where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and where Ben Franklin helped him edit it. Walk in the footsteps of these earliest inklings of American freedom as you pass by this site! Plus, we'll take this opportunity to learn about Thomas Jefferson, and understand his life and contributions towards American independence.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St Seventh, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504Philadelphia's history may be all about independence and freedom, but that didn't apply to African-Americans! As we pass this wonderful museum, we'll continue to explore slavery and it's impact of early America. We'll also learn about the historic contributions of African-Americans like Crispus Attucks and others.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAOur journey into America's past then brings us to Franklin Square, where we can rest up and catch up on everything else that Ben Franklin did -- other than driving independence of course! We'll learn about his many book, ideas, and of course... experiments!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Bolt of Lightning. . . A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAThat brings us to this gigantic memorial to Franklin's most beloved discovery -- electricity! Here we'll explore what exactly Ben Franklin was discovering, why he wanted to try, and how exactly he planned to do it!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USANext up, we'll pass by the National Constituion Center. Just like with the Declaration of Independence, we'll learn about how the colonists gathered here in Philadelphia to formalize their union into a concrete nation: the United States of America. We'll explore how American citizens' most fundamental rights were guaranteed, laying the basis for the American society today.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: United States Mint, 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819Our walk then brings us to the Mint! We'll learn about the gold and silver coins that formed the basis of the early American economy... and about the copper, nickel, and paper that makes our money today!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Benjamin Franklin's Grave, 50 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAWe'll walk by Benjamin Franklin's grave and learn about an important part his legacy: the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. We'll dicover how UPenn represented Franklin's ideals for the young nation's next generation and about how his legacy continues to shine through Philadelphia today.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1999Our trip jumps us back in time a bit -- to the birth of the American flag! The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution often overshadow this historic home but it's legacy is far more visible today! We'll learn all about Betsy Ross and her fateful meeting with George Washington one morning during Sunday service at Christ Church.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Elfreth's Alley, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006This brings us to Elfreth's Alley, the modern Instagram hot-spot of Philly and the historic origins of this great city. As the very first downtown, Elfreth's seen generations of changes... but has remained as quaint and colonial as ever!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Christ Church, 20 N American St On 2nd, Above Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592We'll then walk over to historic Christ Church, where George Washington, Betsy Ross, and plenty of other American revolutionaries worshipped. We'll pass by the Church, diving into it's historical significance and admiring it's soaring architecture.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAThat brings us to the Museum of the American Revolution! Our journey ends near here, allowing you the opportunity to step inside if you didn't get quite enough revolutionary history already!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Visitor Center At Valley Forge, 1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAWelcome to Valley Forge, where George Washington and his Continental Army faced one of their greatest ever challenges. When he arrived here in December of 1777 and hunkered down for a long, cold winter, Washington knew his army may not survive to see the spring. It stands today as a testament to the strength and resilience of the rebel forces.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Muhlenberg Brigade, Wayne, PA 19087, USANext, you'll arrive at the site of the Muhlenberg Brigade, where you'll hear about "Devil Pete" Muhlenberg, a former reverend who set aside the good book to pick up a rifle during the revolution.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Memorial Park Lane, Memorial Park Ln, Wayne, ME 04284, USAAfter that is the Maine Memorial, honoring the soldiers from Maine and emphasizing how tenuous the connections were between men from the different colonies during this time.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge, PAThen you'll arrive at the National Memorial Arch, perhaps Valley Forge's most notable monument. This impressive arch honors the entire continental army who wintered here, both those who survived and those who didn't.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: General Wayne Statue, 8500 S Outer Line Dr, Wayne, PA 19087, USAThe next monument, a statue of General Wayne, is dedicated to another of Washington's fiercest fighters. Wayne didn't earn the nickname "Mad Anthony" for nothing!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Knox's Quarters, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Knox Trail, Malvern, PA 19355, USANext, you'll visit Henry Knox's quarters, where the self-taught artilleryman turned general served as an important voice of reason during the long winter months.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Delaware Memorial, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USAContinuing on, you'll come to the Delaware Memorial and learn about how the situation at Valley Forge began to unravel.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Commander in Chief's Guard Huts (Valley Forge National Park), King of Prussia, PA 19406, USANext up, at the huts of George Washington's personal guards, you'll get a glimpse into a secret plot to take down the Commander in Chief.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Washington's Headquarters, 1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAThen it's on to Washington's Headquarters, the unassuming stone house from which the general led his army through their difficult days at Valley Forge.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: New Jersey Brigade Memorial, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USAYour route takes you next to the New Jersey Brigade Memorial, which honors some of the most well-trained, dependable troops in the entire ragtag army.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Artillery Park, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAThen you'll arrive at Artillery Park, where Henry Knox strategically stationed his cannons during the winter.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Varnum's Quarters, Valley Forge Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USANext, you'll see the stone house used during that fateful winter by General James Mitchell Varnum, one of Washington's closest advisors. Varnum is best known for bringing the first Black soldiers into the Continental Army.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Patriots of African Descent Monument, Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAAfter that is a monument which honors those very soldiers: the Patriots of African Descent Monument. This memorial provides a fascinating window into an often overlooked slice of history.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Philander Chase Knox Estate, 151 Library Ln, Malvern, PA 19355, USAAn optional stop takes you to the Philander Chase Knox Estate, where the Attorney General who served under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt once lived.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Valley Forge Train Station, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAAnother detour takes you to the Valley Forge Train Station, which has all sorts of info not only on old-timey trains, but also on General Washington.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Washington Memorial Chapel, Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481Fans of revolutionary history will want to detour to the Washington Memorial Chapel, which boasts a replica of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Washington Memorial Cemetery, 6217 Memorial Dr, Sandston, VA 23150, USABehind the Memorial Chapel you'll find the Washington Memorial Cemetery, where several important figures like Philander Knox have been laid to rest.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Maurice Stephens House, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAYou can also visit the Mauricce Stevens House, built atop the site of another general's quarters used during the winter of 1777.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Port Kennedy Railroad Station, 3113 Valley Forge Cir, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAThose intrigued by abandoned places will find lots to like at the Port Kennedy Railroad Station, a defunct station that's been shuttered since the 1980s.Duration: 5 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Freedom Trail, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111Here's an idea of the sites and neighborhoods we'll drive around:The Freedom Trail sites of:- Boston Common- State House- Granary Burial Ground- Kings Chapel- Old South Meeting house- Old State house- Faneuil Hall- Old North Church (time to go in if you'd like)- Paul Revere house- USS Constitution- Bunker Hill (there's a 294 stair monument to climb if you're feeling energetic)Historic neighborhoods of:- North End (a cannoli stop is a must)- Charlestown- Beacon Hill (a charm offensive)- Back Bay- Copley SquareOther places of interest:- Boston Harbor & Greenway- Seaport area- Fenway ParkDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318The history of this original part of Boston.Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099Stop to see the famous architecture and story of the gold dome.Pass By: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201The first Anglican Church in Boston.Pass By: Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108Where some of Boston's Revolutionary War legends are buried.Pass By: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702One of the oldest buildings in the city and site of some major historic events.Pass By: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604We'll explain the significance of this area now and over the past several hundred years.Pass By: North End, Boston, MA 02109Drive through this historic, and still vibrant neighborhood, even stop for a signature cannoli.Pass By: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123Where the lanterns were hung the night of Paul Revere's midnight ride.Pass By: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405Home of the famous Son of Liberty.Pass By: USS Constitution, Bldg. 5, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129You might know it as Old Ironsides.Stop At: Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Square Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129Walk on to the hill where this famous Revolutionary War battle took place.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108The charming cobblestone and red brick neighborhood.Pass By: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602The backdrop to several Boston based movies.Pass By: Back Bay, Back Bay, Boston, MassachusettsWith plenty of grand architecture to appreciate.Pass By: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409Home to our beloved Red Sox.Pass By: Copley Square, 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3603Famous for it's architecture .Pass By: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront, Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront, Boston, MassachusettsThe cities most contemporary neighborhood.Pass By: Downtown, Downtown, Boston, MassachusettsExperience our unorthodox city layout, and how some of the newest buildings sit neatly right beside some of the oldest.