April 8, 2011

Our Boston Getaway Ends And So Does The Freedom Trail

As you can see from the picture above, we are about halfway through the "Freedom Trail".  In the middle of it all!

If you've missed my previous posts, just click here to catch up!
Remember the "New State House" from Part 1?

Well, this is the "Old State House". 

Sitting in a tower of skyscrapers, the Old State House has stood here since 1713.  It played a central role in the story of rebellion, from the Boston Massacre in 1770, which sparked the fires of revolution, to the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the balcony in 1776.  During a visit in 1789, George Washington watched a parade from the balcony.
Across the street is "Faneuil Hall" , nicknamed "The Cradle of Liberty". 

Built in 1742 by a prominent wealthy merchant of French descent, Peter Faneuil gave this building as a gift to the town of Boston.  Nice guy!

We spent some time strolling through the "Faneuil Hall Marketplace", which is comprised of Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market.  

Quincy Market
This historic marketplace is now an area full of dining options, gift shops and shopping!

There are several cemeteries in Boston and "The Granary Burying Ground" is one where 5,000 people are buried.  Yet there are only approximately 2,345 gravestones and tombs at this site.

And remember, strangely enough, I like walking through old cemeteries.

But at least in this cemetery there are some people I've heard of!

Like Samuel Adams

and John Hancock, two signers of the "Declaration of Independence"

Even Paul Revere is buried here.

But the most interesting is the grave of the famed "Mother Goose".

She's not listed in the burial registrar in Boston, but apparently, she's also buried at St. Olave’s Church in London, England. There she is actually listed in the burial registrar:1586 September 14th, Mother Goose.

It's been a glorious day, following along the "Freedom Trail" taking in glimpes of heritage!
Our trip to Historic Boston came to an end and so we say "Good-Bye and Good Night, Boston".

Though it may seem like I posted every picture I have, believe it or not there are more!  Just click here "Where's Debbie" and then click on the album "The End of the Freedom Trail"


  1. Thanks for the memories! As I mentioned I visited Boston many years ago and we walked the Freedom Trail and saw most of these same sights. It was nice to be able to go back.

  2. Thanks for the memories! I walked the Freedom Trail many years ago. Hmmm. I think I need to return to Boston. :))

  3. Amazing shots. Love the variety and architecture.

  4. Really enjoyed this historical tour through your lens.

  5. It is amazing to see such an old building sat amongst those skyscrapers.. it's something well outside of my concept zone. Thanks for the great city tour once again.


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