Sunday, August 9, 2009
A Day in Boston
Whew! Well, it has been a busy summer. We spent a week in Massachusetts visiting family, and while there went into Boston for a little history. We took the train into South Station, then bought tickets for the City View Trolley tour, which is a get-on-and-off trolley that stops at numerous historic sites in Boston. You get off when you want, spend as much time as you like, then get on another trolley. It was.... okay. The last time we did the Boston history tour, about 9 years ago, we went on a walking tour of the Freedom Trail led by a National Park Ranger. It was FREE and the ranger was very knowledgeable. But it was a lot of walking. We decided to try the trolley tour this time because of my knees and Sarah's back. But I didn't think it was nearly as informative, and we still did a good bit of walking. If you go to Boston and want to really learn about the history, go with the National Park Service.
The Boston Freedom Trail is a 2 1/2 mile red brick trail that takes you to 16 historic sites, most from the American Revolution.