Boston Life (VI). The Freedom Trail

Boston Public Garden Bunker Hill Monument Boston Boston Freedom Trail

Subidón de temperatura este fin de semana hasta llegar a los 76ºF !! Perfecto para pasear y “enfrentarse” el Freedom Trail. Una línea roja recorre todo el centro de Boston marcado esta ruta que visita 17 puntos históricos dentro de la ciudad, desde el Boston Common hasta el Bunker Hill Monument.

La única lástima es ver alguno de estos puntos emblemáticos, como The Old Corner Bookstore, transformados en un Chipotle (una cadena de comida rápida mexicana)

1. The Boston Common

Boston Common (also known as “the Common”) is a central public park in 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.

2. Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the “New” State House, is the state capitol and house of government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is located in Boston in the neighborhood Beacon Hill. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts.

3. Park Street Church

Park Street Church is a historic stop on the Freedom Trail. It was founded on February 27, 1809 by twenty-six local people, mostly former members of the Old South Meeting House.

4. Granary Burying Ground

Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground in Massachusetts is the city of Boston’s third-oldest cemetery. Located on Tremont Street, it is the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Paul Revere and the five victims of the Boston Massacre.

5. King’s Chapel

King’s Chapel is “an independent Christian unitarian congregation affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association” that is “unitarian Christian in theology, Anglican in worship, and congregational in governance.

6. King’s Chapel Burying Ground

King’s Chapel Burying Ground is a historic cemetery at King’s Chapel on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest cemetery in the city and is a site on the Freedom Trail.

7. Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School

The Boston Latin School is a public exam school founded on April 23, 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States.

8. Old Corner Book Store

The Old Corner Bookstore is a historic building in the center of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located at the corner of Washington and School Streets, along the Freedom Trail of revolutionary and early American historic sites.

9. Old South Meeting House

The Old South Meeting House (built 1729), in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773

10. Old State House

The Old State House is a historic government building located at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Built in 1713, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and the seat of the state’s legislature until 1798

11. Site of the Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre, called the Boston Riot by the English, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British redcoats killed five civilian men.

12. Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today’s Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742.

13. Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere House (1680) is the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution.

14. The Old North Church

Old North Church was built in 1723, and was inspired by the works of Christopher Wren, the British architect who was responsible for rebuilding London after the Great Fire.

15. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is a historic cemetery in Boston. It was originally named “North Burying Ground”.

16. Bunker Hill Monument

The Bunker Hill Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. The 221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts with granite from Quincy, Massachusetts, conveyed to the site via the Granite Railway, built specially for that purpose, followed by a trip by barge.

17. USS Constitution

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.

Y esto es todo…