Saturday, October 5, 2013

Family Fun in Boston: Day Two

Garcia Family just got back from a week long vacation in Boston! We did so much while we were there! So much so we "need a vacation from our vacation"!

I love sharing our family vacations with all of you in hopes you too will visit the fun places we've been too!

Since we did so much in Boston, I'll be posting each day of our vacation separately so check back each day for my latest post on our vacation fun!

Day One: Harvard, Tufts, and Feneuil Marketplace

For day two we decided to follow the Freedom Trail.

We followed the red line and red brick pathways of the Freedom Trail

We started our day at the USS Constitution. That museum exhibit was very kid friendly. Our boys loved the hands on exhibits! Being that they are only three and five years old, I feel like they learned a lot!











We also boarded the actual USS Constitution. The boys love to see the real cannons and imagined what it would be like shoot cannon balls from them!









Our second stop was the Bunker Hill Monument. We didn't brave the steps all the way up to the top for we had a long day of walking ahead of us!






Stop number three was Copp's Hill Burial Ground.



Old North Church was next. This is the location of where the lanterns were hung to signify "one if by land, two if by sea". 






In the back courtyard of the church, we found our first "Street Pianos Boston" where Jelo tried to play "Ode to Joy" from memory. He did the best he could!



The same same area of the Old North Church we were able to watch a demonstration of the original printing press process, as well as chocolate making as done in colonial times.







The Freedom Trail goes right through Little Italy so we grabbed a few bites to eat at Carmelina's and Mike's Pastry





Stop number six was Paul Revere's house. Being over 300 years old, it was very different from the ones we know today. We had to explain the "chamber pot" found near the bed!




The site of the Boston Massacre, the original public school house, Old City Hall, the State House, and a few other sites finished off our walk of the Freedom Trail.






The 2 1/2 mile walk took us all day with lots of stops in between!

For all of our Day Two pictures, click here!

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