Monday 11 October 2010
Day 45 – Cheers To The Founding Fathers
Welcome to Boston, the place that was the starting point for America as we know it. Sure Washington DC and Philadelphia have most of the good stuff when it comes to signing paperwork and building monuments, but when it comes to barebone revolutionaries Boston’s the place to be! The city has helpfully mapped out a route for tourists to follow that passes all the important sites. The Freedom Trail is a red brick line that starts at the USS Constitution in Charlestown and ends at the Boston Common (or visa versa depending on which way you wanna go!).
We didn’t get time to cross the bridge into Charlestown (home to many bank robbers if the movie ‘The Town’ is to be believed!), so we started at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the Old North Church. You may have heard the saying ‘One if by land, and two if by sea’, well that saying refers to the lanterns of this church.
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