Want to take an epic journey through Revolutionary-era Boston? Follow the red-painted and/or brick line of the Freedom Trail from its starting point in Boston Common to 16 historical sites across Downtown, the North End and Charlestown.
Just across from Boston Common in a small triangle of greenery and brick, is a life-like homage to Edgar Allan Poe. The skip in his step does not look so weak and weary....
Explore history and get some exercise! Climb the 294 steps (FREE passes available at the Nat Park Service across the street) for an incredible view of Boston and surrounding areas. An active way to learn history!
The Emerald Necklace is a series of parks and green spaces stretching seven miles from Franklin Park to Boston Common. Offering more than 1,00 acres of greenery, small bodies of water and fresh air. Long run or picnic anyone?
A map coupled with handy location descriptions begin the book to simplify itinerary planning.
Need to cross town quickly jump on the T (train) or explore the heart of the city on foot as most locations are close.
Or follow along via the whimsical illustrations at your kitchen table with colored pencils at your side.