Massachusetts is home to our nation’s history. This state is packed with iconic buildings, historical landscapes, war memorials, and endless museums that celebrate our nation’s history. From cranberry bogs to historical seaside villages, Massachusetts provides an exciting place for a weekend tour of our nation’s history.
Bunker Hill Monument
One of the most historical monuments of our country is the Bunker Hill Monument. This monument has come to symbolize the legendary “Battle of Bunker Hill.” This battle between American soldiers and the British army took place on June 17, 1775. Although our solders were ill-equipped, our determination to gain our freedom fueled our fires till victory was won. This monument has come to stand as a symbol freedom for America. Today, Massachusetts is home to the 221-foot granite obelisk that marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution.
Every week the National Park Service Rangers host a free 90 minute walking tour that follows along the heart of Boston’s Freedom Trail. On this educational trail you will discover Boston’s involved role in the American Revolution, and the steps that were taken to achieve our freedom. Boston also offers a tour of the USS constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
The Old South Meeting House was the debating grounds to many controversial issues that shaped our country into what it is today. Some of the biggest issues taken on in this very house were the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. This historically rich building was also a church that hosted the first published black poet Phillis Wheatley, and also was home to patriots James Otis, Thomas Cushing, and William Dawse. Benjamin Franklin was also baptized in this historic monument!