Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile route, which connects historically significant sites, throughout Boston.  It is denoted by a famous red brick line, which runs along the sidewalks to each of the sites – sort of an “urban walking trail” if you will.  The Freedom Trail was Boston’s way of preserving the American Revolution’s history, as it pertains to the City.  It is a very popular tourist attraction and very well-known by all New Englanders.

Boston Common Fountain, in front of the State House, is pictured below.  Boston Common is the oldest public park in the country.  It got its name because it was used as “common land” for farmer’s livestock to graze.  It was, and still is, a popular spot on Boston.  It is the starting point of the Freedom Trail, because it was a place of celebration, but also a place of punishment.  After people were put to death, they were also buried here, so it was actually a mass grave site too!

Below are pictures from the Granary Burying Ground, where many famous American Revolutionary heads are buried, such as Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Crispus Attucks, and many others from the Boston Massacre.

Below is what use to be the Old Corner Bookstore and is still owned, but rented, by Historic Boston.

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~ by Angela DeSimone Photography on September 4, 2012.

4 Responses to “Freedom Trail”

  1. Always loved American history. Looks like it was a great excursion.

  2. Great tour Angela…it’s been many years since I’ve been in Boston…I would like to visit again to refresh memories.

  3. It was a great tour with a very entertaining tour guide 😉

  4. Very Nice .. my favorite shot is the close up of the fence showing the ornate detail. Looks like it was a fun day.

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