Walking The Freedom Trail – Well, At Least Some of It

Last week, I was supposed to go up to Boston for three nights…but since they got a lovely foot of snow, my trip was cut short a night. I had never been there before, and was looking forward to looking at some of the city’s rich history. Oh, and of course shopping, too. We can’t forget that. 🙂

The hubs was there for work all week, and I joined him for his annual party. He took Friday off so we could go be tourists. In the morning, we went to the Boston Tea Party Museum, and it was great. They had actors walk you through the events leading up to and after the Boston Tea Party. I highly recommend it; definitely worth $22.

Since I was in town, I thought why not try to conquer some of the Freedom Trail. In 29 degree weather. With brisk as heck winds. Brr. Brr. Brr. Froze my arse off. But, walking some the trail led to so many great sites, plus seeing the North End. So here are some touristy shots for your viewing pleasure! Excuse the iPhone pics…needed to take quick shots!

First, boots were a must! My Frye Paige riding boots were actually very warm and comfy. Walked 4.5 miles in these bad boys. Of course I had layers, too. Button up, sweater, thick wool coat, scarf, gloves, and a hat.

gray sweater, black jeans, black boots

We started the trail in Boston Common. First stop, the beautiful State House Building.

boston state house in boston common

Then, we saw the Granary Burying Ground, which not only has Paul Revere buried there, but also Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

granary burying ground

Here is the Old State House where they read the Declaration of Independence for the first time to the citizens of Massachusetts.

Old State House Boston

Then we saw Faneuil Hall…(do you see all of the snow?!?)

Fanueil Hall Boston

Of course we had to make a few pit stops in a couple of stores because my fingers were wicked cold! But then we pressed on because I at least wanted to see Paul Revere’s house and Old North Church. This house was built around 1680. 1680?! That is just unbelievable to me. Just thinking of what this house has been through and seen the last 333 years. Amazing.

Paul Revere House Paul Revere House Paul Revere Statue and North Church

Not too far from Old North Church is Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the second oldest burying ground in Boston. It was covered in snow, but some of the headstones were visible. I thought the design on the tops of the headstones were so interesting. The headstone on the left has been there since 1792. I couldn’t really make out any of the writing on the one on the right.

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

If you want to learn more about the Freedom Trail, you can click here. I’m looking forward to going back to this town when it’s warmer, so I can walk to entire thing and take more pics when my fingers weren’t popsicles!

Posted on February 10, 2014, in Just Em and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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