Why did Boston become a city
Boston Freedom Trail
On the red line to the most important sights
The Freedom Path is a four-mile city walk through Boston that connects seventeen historical landmarks. The path is marked with a solid red line on the ground and leads from the city park Boston Common in the city center through the city center, over the Charles River in the north to Charlestown and ends there at the Bunker Hill Monument. The walking distance is a popular tourist attraction and allows a quick overview of historic Boston.
The stations are:
1. Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States.
2. Massachusetts State House, the seat of the Governor of Massachusetts.
3. Park Street Church, a congregational church built in 1809, best known for William Lloyd Garrison's incendiary speech against slavery that was given here.
4. Granary Burying Ground, a cemetery next to Park Street Church. Here, for example, Samuel Adams is buried, one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence, but also the victims of the Boston massacre.
5. King’s Chapel, now a Unitarian church, the previous building of which dates from colonial times.
6. King’s Chapel Burying Ground, where historical figures from Boston are also buried, including one of the passengers on the Mayflower.
7. Benjamin Franklin statue and location of the Boston Latin School as America's first public school.
8. Old Corner Bookstore, one of the oldest buildings in Boston (built in 1718).
9. Old South Meeting House, a colonial gathering church. This is where the Boston Tea Party was planned.
10. Old State House, the old Boston City Hall.
11. Scene of the Boston massacre, right at the Old State House.
12. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
13. The home of Paul Revere, an American national hero.
14. Old North Church, a church built in 1723, the tower of which gave an important signal on April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere undertook his famous midnight ride.
15. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is a cemetery high above the city on a hill. This served the British troops as a starting point for the Battle of Bunker Hill.
16. USS Constitution, an American frigate launched in 1797, the world's oldest floating warship.
17. The Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating an important battle at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
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