Friday, August 10, 2012

Boston Trip-The Freedom Trail

Boston's Freedom Trail is a two and a half mile walk through the historic district that transports you back to the city's Revolutionary period.
Home of Paul Revere built in 1680
"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
The actual site of where the Boston Tea Party crowd of people originated
The Old State House is an Historic landmark built in 1713

Following the clearly marked trail
The view of Boston as we ferry across to the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill
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 commissioned naval vessel afloat. The sad part was that it is closed on Monday's...bummer.
We were able to tour this ship though...who's the funny guy sleeping in the bunk!

Two-day engagement between British forces and American forces.The Americans had occupied Breed's Hill in Charlestown on June 16, 1775, in order to protect the shipyard of nearby Boston. The next day, the British attacked. They took the hill but suffered heavy losses. The Americans fired until they were out of ammunition, then quickly retreated. To conserve ammunition, Prescott told his men, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Even though the battle was fought on Breed's Hill, it has been remembered as the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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