|Trinity Church, Boston|
Warning: lots of walking on this trip!
The trail begins at Boston Commons, a public park that was established in 1634, long before the United States were, well, united. Instead of hangings and political debates, the Commons is now mostly host to joggers and families with small children. From here, simply follow the path marked out upon the sidewalks with colored bricks to the next destination.
|Massachusetts State House|
The Old Corner Book Store is the oldest commercial building in Boston. However, before one gets too excited about visiting it, I must temper that enthusiasm. While the exterior of the structure is intact with a lovely bookstore sign still affixed, the interior is the home of a Chipotle. I kid you not. This is history in the US. Ah well . . . .
|Old South Meeting House|
Loads of historic information is presented at each stop along the Freedom Trail, and most of the buildings can be entered and explored for free or a nominal amount. No less impressive than the designated stops are the views enjoyed while strolling through Boston.
|The Old State House amid its modern surroundings|
|Paul Revere House|
|Lanterns in the window of Old North Church|
|Bunker Hill Monument|
|USS Constitution ~ Old Ironsides|
All photos are the property of Samantha Wilcoxson