In you Boston visit, in the east coast of the United States, you have an essential appointment with himFreedom Trail, a tour in the center of the city through 16 historical places, each of them, an authentic American treasure.
Today, the Freedom trail It is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, cemeteries, parks, and even a boat, where you will find informative posters that tell the full story of theAmerican Revolution.
In our coast to coast trip we had the chance to tour the Freedom trail, which in practice is a route marked by red bricks that is about three and a half kilometers long.
Tour guide with 18th-century dress on the streets of Boston
We started our tour in a corner of the park Boston Common.
Below I detail the main characteristics of these 16 historical landmarks of Boston.
Boston Freedom Trail
1. Boston Common: He Freedom trail starts in the current park Boston Common, as it was the area where British forces were camped during the occupation from 1775 to 1776.
2. Massachusetts State House: East boston building It is still used today as the seat of the Massachusetts state government.
3. Park street church: This church is known for having hosted meetings and events of a political, social and humantinary nature during the revolution.
It should be noted that in 1829, William Lloyd Garrison, delivered a speech from the pulpit condemning the slavery of the church. He was the first to do it in public.
Boston Park Street Church
4. Old Granary Burial ground: Some of the most famous revolutionaries of Boston they were buried in this cemetery, including John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine (all three signed the Declaration of Independence), as well as Paul Revere and the victims of the Boston Massacre.
5. King's Chapel & Burying ground: Following the red line of Liberty Walk in the tremontte street You will arrive at another cemetery, the oldest in the city.
It is the resting place of some of Boston's historical figures, including John winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts, and William Dawes, one of the three emissaries who alerted the Minutemen (the first militias of settlers who participated in the revolution) of the arrival of the British army.
6. First Public School (First Public School): The road now passes through the School street, where a mosaic on the sidewalk commemorates the place of the first public school.
As the name implies, this was the site of the country's first public school, established in 1635.Benjamin Franklin He attended classes at this school. His statue is nearby.
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7. Old Corner Bookstore Building: This iconic brick building in the corner of School street and Washington Street It was built in 1718 and was home to a bookstore and an editorial.
Kings Chapel in Boston
8. Old South Meeting House (Former Southern Meeting House): It was the building that had the largest space to host meetings in the colonial city of Boston, and was often used by patriots who encouraged crowds to revolt against British taxes.
One of these meetings, on December 16, 1773, led to the Boston Tea Party, which caused the War of Independence.
9. Old state house (Old Government House). Headquarters of the British colonial government from its construction in 1713 until the end of the American revolution in 1776
10. Boston Massacre: The square in front of the Old state house it is the place where the Boston Massacre.
On March 5, 1770, British troops opened fire on settlers who had been mocking them by throwing stones and throwing insults. Five settlers were killed that day in what turned out to be one of the catalytic events that led to the American Revolution.
11. Faneuil Hall: This is a building known as the Cradle of Freedom. While the first floor was the main market in Boston, the second floor serves as a meeting place.
Samuel Adams He was one of the patriots who gathered here, trying to convince the compatriot settlers to unite and fight against British oppression. A statue of Samuel Adams It is located opposite.
Boston Old Town Hall
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12. Paul Revere House: Paul Revere He lived in this wooden house when he made his famous "midnight walk" to warn militiamen in Lexington of the impending arrival of British troops.
13. Old north house (Ancient North Church): April 18, 1775, Robert Newman, sacristan of the Old North Church, placed lighted lanterns on the church tower, pointing to Paul Revere that British troops arrived by sea.Book hotel for your trip on Booking.com
14. Copp's Hill Burying Ground: Many of the first settlers, as well as many slaves, are buried in this cemetery.
15. USS Constitution: He Liberty Walk leads us now across the bridge to Charlestown's Yard. This was one of the first shipyards in the country, built to create a naval force that until then had had no rival for the British.
In this shipyard the USS Constitution, built in 1797, the oldest naval warship in the United States.
16. Bunker hill monument: The last stop at Freedom trail it is the monument of Bunker hill, a granite obelisk commemorating the battle of June 17, 1775 between the British and colonial forces.
It was a victory for the British, but nine months later they were expelled by the troops of George Washington.
Boston Freedom Trial signage