The Freedom Trail Part #4 – Old State House, Boston Massacre Site & Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA

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If you’re on a budget and can only go on one of the ‘pay for admission’ tours, I recommend the Old State House/Boston Massacre Site.  When you purchase the self-guided tour, you’re given a character bio, which plays in with all the different exhibits.  H- was the Governor of Massachusetts, B- was a colonist who was reluctant to leave his house and ended up being a victim of the Boston Massacre, and I was a Loyalist whose husband was a British soldier who fired the first shot at the Boston Massacre.  All three of us really got into our characters and had a blast playing along as we went from exhibit to exhibit in the three-story building.

I have to say, I wasn’t really impressed  by Faneuil Hall – possibly because it was around lunchtime, and possibly because I had read the history of this “Cradle of Liberty” beforehand, but I just wasn’t expecting a marketplace.  An impressive marketplace, mind you, but ultimately, a marketplace.

Not my best picture, I'm well aware, but I was trying to avoid getting trampled by the shopping crowd.
Not my best picture, I’m well aware, but I was trying to avoid getting trampled by the shopping crowd.

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