Boston & the American Revolution
Student Tour of Colonial America
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.1 of 1
Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.1 of 1
A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?1 of 1
Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!1 of 1
Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.1 of 1
After settling into your hotel, explore your local neighborhood. The city of Boston is a melting pot of many nationalities with an overarching historically Irish heritage.
This evening, set sail out of Black Falcon Pier on a Boston Harbor dinner cruise. As you leave the harbor, your tour guide will regale you with stories of the Boston Tea Party, and how the rebels sailed out and dumped 300 crates of British tea into Boston Harbor to protest British taxes.
The Boston Freedom Trail is the cornerstone of Boston’s role in the American Revolution. Your period-dressed tour guide will enchant you with Revolutionary-era stories as you walk the Freedom Trail. Visit the Boston Common, State House, Old North Church, Old South Meeting House, Boston Massacre Site and Faneuil Hall.
Enjoy lunch in Faneuil Hall, where you can shop and people watch. Visit Haymarket Square, Boston’s outdoor food market.
Enjoy an afternoon at the New England Aquarium where the Indo Pacific Coral Reef exhibit boasts a colorful array of exotic sea life.
Walk the Battle Road Trail in Lexington and Concord where you can follow Paul Revere’s ride warning of the British Invasion. Visit the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard. Tour Ralph Waldo Emerson’s and Louisa May Alcott’s homes. Interact with the docents at the exhibits who are dressed in period costumes – they might be speaking an English dialect you have a hard time understanding!
This evening, dine at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Enjoy traditional fare with a modern twist. Visit the guest room that is rumored to be haunted in this 300-year-old inn — one of the oldest inns in the US. The inn is located near the local grist mill and along the old Boston Post Road which was on the Pony Express route.
Tour one of the oldest operational baseball fields in the U.S., Fenway Park. Touch the Green Monster, check out the view from the Monster Seats, and walk the tunnel to the team locker room on this not-to-be missed tour for baseball fans. Make sure to grab a Fenway Frank for lunch!
This afternoon, jump on a Duck Boat Tour and get the 411 on the city. Your tour guide will entertain you with colorful stories from the Revolutionary period through current day Boston. See everything from the Prudential Center to McCluskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” art installation to the Swan Boats to fashionable Newbury Street. After the land tour is complete, transition to the water and journey down the Charles River for an aquatic view of the city skyline.
Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum which brings early American life in New England to reality. Interact with the period dressed blacksmith or barn hand who will give you a first-person peek into their Revolutionary lives.
Become a part of this interactive village by working in the barn, or by trying your hand at the spinning wheel. Travel through the village in an ox-drawn cart as you immerse yourself in colonial life.
Take part in a traditional seasonal feast, cooked in the historically orthodox manner. The menu could include fish, fowl and freshly-grown vegetables.
Enjoy all that Boston has to offer – the city is at your disposal. You can take a whale watching cruise, ride the swan boats, tour the State House or ride to the top of the John Hancock building. Boston is a college town, so you can tour M.I.T., Harvard, Boston College or one of the many other colleges and universities that make Boston their home.
Boston is steeped in U.S. history. You will leave with a new appreciation for the life and struggles of our forefathers as they fought to make America free.
This educational student trip is filled with real life interactive history, transporting you back in time. Relive the Battle of Lexington and Concord, learn how to hook up a team of oxen, walk the Freedom Trail, and dine at a historic inn. Your experiences will be sure to give you a deeper understanding of Colonial America.
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