Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Follow the red brick road..

This has nothing to do with the Freedom Trail, but it is one of my favorite photos of all time.  From 2018, all 6 of our grandkids on the Make Way for Ducklings (Robert McCloskey children's story) statue in Public Garden in Boston.

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile path that passes by 17 significant historical locations in Boston. It starts with site #1, Boston Common downtown, and ends at site #17, the Boston Holocaust Memorial. There are several sites in-between that are also of interest. 

Last week two of our daughter-in-law's aunts and an uncle came to Boston for a visit. We went with them to walk part of the Freedom Trail. Pat and I went 10 years ago August. I remember it well as we were coming to Boston at that time to meet our new grandson! Some sites are free, some ask for a free-will donation, and some may charge an entrance fee to go inside. It's a great way to see some of Boston's amazing history. 

Site #1:  Frog Pond located in Boston Common (from 2018). Established in 1634 it is America's oldest park. 

Follow the red line!

Site #2:  From Boston Common looking at the Massachusetts State House.

 Beacon Hill Monument

Site 3:  Park Street Church

Site 4:  Granary Burial Ground

Site 5:  King's Chapel and King's Chapel Burying Ground

Old City Hall

Site 6:  Boston Latin School Site/Statue of Benjamin Franklin

Site 9:  Old South Meeting House

Site 10: Old State House

Site 11:  Boston Massacre Site

U.S. Custom House

Site 12:  Faneuil Hall

City Market

Boston's Little Italy

Looking back at Boston

We had a lovely lunch at Libertine.

A great way to end our tour!

Where are the Piepers now? Boston, MA

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