Sunday, October 6, 2013

Boston, Day 2

Hello again! I have the stuff from the second day of our trip to Boston.
     So again, we took the train from our campground into South Station. We walked (well, it wasn't too bad) to Boston Common, where we looked at the Robert Gould Shaw 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial from the Civil War. Pretty cool. After the Common, we walked (across the street) to Massachusetts State House. In WWII, they painted the golden dome black, for fear the gold would reflect the light, and get bombed during a blackout. It must've looked pretty funny. After the State House, we walked to the Granary Burying Ground. Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Ben Franklin's parents, and a lot of other people are buried there. My sister didn't like the graveyards at all.
     After that, we walked all the way to King's Chapel, which was pretty cool. They still have church services there, in the old box pews. The box pews were there because in the winter, each family brought their own hot brick, so the high walls of the pews helped keep the heat in. After King's Chapel, we walked to the site of the first public school, with a statue of Ben Franklin. The Old South Meeting House was next. Sam Adams talked there, along with many other people. There is box pews there, too. When the British occupied that building, they tore up all the pews and stuff, and turned it into a riding school. As much as I like riding, that's just plain MEAN!!
     The Old State House was next. They turned it into a museum, with plenty of hands-on activities in there. The "T"(subway) runs right under the building, so every five minutes or so, you can feel it rumbling. Outside, they were doing a reenactment of something, and there was this guy who was pretending to be George Washington. He was so tall, I swear he really could've been G.W.'s descendant.(maybe) In front of the State House, you could see the site of the Boston Massacre. The event was running through my head, I was picturing it as I stood there.
     The next stop was supposed to be Faneuil Hall, but as you know, we already went there.  So, we went to Paul Revere's house. We walked through it, and I couldn't believe how 15 children could fit in there (yes, Paul Revere had 15 children. Next, we went to Old North Church, and like King's Chapel, it had box pews and still have services. We decided to skip Copp's Hill burying ground, because Macy had had enough of graveyards (even though we only went in one, and looked in two). We walked to the nearest "T" station, (haymarket) rode to downtown crossing, and finally to South Station. That concludes our trip to Boston!

 Sugar Cones. This is how sugar came. In the Old State House museum.


 A musket with bayonet found at Bunker Hill (OSH museum)


 A bottle containing tea found in the boots of Thomas Melvill's boots.


 A musket and cannonball found at Bunker Hill.

John Hancock's coat, and the key to the Council Chamber.




 The Treaty of Paris

Paul Revere Statue

I can't believe how confusing that is!!




  1. Great Fun. So much to see. Is that the day we had fish and chips in the "Salty Dog"?