"Boston Features the Old and New" Top 5 Page for this destination Boston by BruceDunning
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This map shows the spur of Boston and across the Charles River, Charlestown. It looks clustered with sites to see, and it is. Maps are well laid out so it is easy to find your way around the city. Boston is not only the nucleus for our freedoms being established, it also is famous for----
First Dunkin Donuts shop in 1950, or has had marathon runs since 1897, or first public library in 1895.
There are 16 sites on the trail that depicts the history of the Revolutionary War era and after. This is a great 2 1/2 mile walk, and may take about 3-4 hours. I found the 2 1/2 miles becomes much more than that if you wander off the trail and see the rest of the city, but it is worth the 9 miles I did each day for two days.
Boston got its name form the same name in England where the first settlers, Puritans came form in 1630.
This monument to freedom and organization to our history was the design of Charles Bulfinch, a reknowned architect of the time. He designed the new State House in 1787, and it was built between 1795-98. The initial portion was much smaller than what exists today.
It does symbolize the rights and freedoms of the US and numerous famous people and foundations to our society began here.
- Pros:Boston has a lot of history intermingled with the new
- Cons:Getting into the main part of the city is trying
- In a nutshell:Overall, a good job of preserving history for tours
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