Before I move on to Philadelphia, I wanted to share a few more pics of Boston that didn’t make it into the original blog posts. Enjoy!!
Original Door of the Buckman Tavern – The hole is where a musketball went through it during the battle on Lexington Green
The battle line at Lexington Green. This is where the Lexington Militia lined up to meet the British.
British troops that were killed in Lexington and Concord are honored. Most of them did not want to be here. They were her on orders from their king. They didn’t want to be here any more than we wanted them to be here. The grave marker on the left is at the Concord Bridge, the one on the right is on the Battle Road near the Bloody Angle.
Monument at Lexington Green. The oldest battle monument in the country.
Monument at Lexington Green.
The drum that called the Lexington Militia to assemble.
Not really Revolutionary history, but this little home in Concord grew grapes for wine. Turns out the grapes made crummy wine, but really great jelly. It is the home of Concord Grape Jelly.
Dining room and kitchen at the Hancock-Clarke House. Many pieces are original, including the shutters on the windows. The home was almost demolished, but they found a donor that just moved it across the street. In the 1960s the home was moved back to it’s original place.
Statue of Samuel Adams outside Faneuil Hall.
I like this picture because it shows how the city built up around the historical sites. This is the Old State House(location of the Boston Massacre). Everything around it is very modern(there is even a T-Train stop INSIDE part of the building).
The balcony view of the Old State House. The Massacre happened in the intersection below. Governor Thomas Hutchinson addressed the angry mob that had assembled here in response to the massacre. It was from this balcony that he told them that the British soldiers has been arrested.
Another view of Old North Church and the plaque that hangs there.
British Major John Pitcairn. Fought for the British at Lexington and Concord and was killed at Bunker Hill. He is now buried at Old North Church.
Plaque at Bunker Hill
Artifacts. Items on the left were used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The musket on the right was found at the Boston Massacre site shortly after it occurred.
The church where John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy and Louisa Adams are buried. We couldn’t go inside due to Sunday services, but normally you can go and see their tombs.
The first public school in America, an idea instituted by Benjamin Franklin.
Grave in Granary Burial Ground. This man died in his 20s. His grave depicts Father Time snuffing out his candle prematurely. No one famous, but a cool grave marker.
Actual possessions of John Hancock.
A book of poetry by Phyllis Wheatley. Phyllis Wheatley was the first African-American to be a published author/poet. She was born in West Africa and sold into slavery. She was purchased by the Wheatley family who taught her how to read and write. Her book of poems was published in 1773, the same year as the Boston Tea Party.
Pretty sure this is how I looked for half the trip. I was so excited to see all these amazing places! This was taken inside Old North Church.
Next up: Philadelphia!!