Come Visit Boston
Contributed by Sue Bradford of Journey’s Around the World
Boston is a city that’s well worth a visit. It is a town of colonialism, of famous Tea Parties and acts of patriotism during the American Revolution. Here are just a few things you can do to while visiting Boston:
Be sure to walk the Freedom trail. In one day you can walk the 2.5 mile long Freedom Trail and see many of the city’s most famous sites. Start at the Boston Common then walk to the Massachusetts State House, Granary Burial Ground, King’s Chapel, the First Public School in Boston and the Old South Meeting House where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Continue on to the Old State House Museum, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill, Bunker Hill Monument and finish at the USS Constitution Museum and Ship.
Boston is also a sporting town, and a successful one at that – home to The Bruins, The Red Sox, The Patriots and The Celtics. You can pretty much visit here any time of the year and catch some type of sporting event. Maybe you would like a tour of Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and was named after the neighborhood of the same name in which it sits. Upon its centennial, the stadium was entered into the American National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can drink in the rich history of the stadium with hour-long tours. Sit on the old wooden seats of the Grandstand section or on the exclusive places atop the Green Monster, spot the Lone Red Seat in the right field which marks the longest ever home run hit by Ted Williams in 1946, and learn of how the infamous Pesky and Fisk foul poles earned their names. Fenway is a must for any visitor to Boston.
Right across the Charles River in Cambridge are two of the world’s finest universities – M.I.T. and Harvard. The London Times World University Rankings place Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at second and fifth respectively out of a list of 400 universities. Harvard University was established in 1636 and named after the minister of Charleston, John Harvard, who donated his library and half of his estate to the institution of higher education, claims to be the oldest of its kind in the United States. While M.I.T is a center for science and technology students who work ‘wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.’ Alumni from each university have changed the world. Do you need any more reasons to go? Marvel at the history of its former students and dream of the ground-breaking discoveries which will change the course of the future.
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