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Title:
Boston's Freedom Trail : a souvenir guide
Author:
Frost, Jack, 1915-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fifth edition / revised by Shirley Blotnick Moskow.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 86 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762706501
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library F73.7 .F76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

From the site of the Boston Massacre to the Bunker Hill Monument, the historic landmarks of Boston exemplify pivotal events in American history. There is no better way to relive the birth of our nation than by walking along Boston's Freedom Trail. Let this book be your guide to this 2 1/2 mile trail through history. Put on your walking shoes and visit: the Boston Common, America's oldest public park (established in 1630); the site of Benjamin Franklin's Print Shop, where the budding printer started his training; the Old South Meeting House, where Sam Adam's December 16, 1773 oration led to the Boston Tea Party, the Old State House, the oldest surviving public building in Boston and the site of Boston's first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Each entry includes information about admission fees, wheelchair accessibility, telephone numbers and Web sites.


Excerpts

Excerpts

"Faneuil Hall still serves as a handsome mercantile landmark, but more than that, Faneuil Hall holds a special niche in history and in Boston as a place of public meeting. It is the centerpiece of a scene fully as busy and as colorful as in the days of merchant shipping and revolutionary zeal." Excerpted from Boston's Freedom Trail: A Souvenir Guide All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. iv
Freedom Trail Sites and Structuresp. v
Visitor Informationp. viii
Boston Commonp. 1
Site of the Liberty Treep. 5
State Housep. 7
Site of John Hancock's Housep. 11
The Beaconp. 12
Park Street Churchp. 14
Old Granaryp. 18
King's Chapelp. 21
King's Chapel Burying Groundp. 24
Benjamin Franklin's Statuep. 25
The Old Corner Bookstorep. 27
Site of Franklin's Print Shopp. 29
Old South Meeting Housep. 31
Site of Benjamin Franklin's Birthplacep. 37
Old State Housep. 37
Site of the Boston Massacrep. 42
Faneuil Hallp. 45
Quincy Marketp. 48
The Tea Party Shipp. 50
Paul Revere's Housep. 52
Saint Stephen's Churchp. 56
Paul Revere Mallp. 59
Old North Churchp. 61
Copp's Hillp. 69
USS Constitutionp. 71
Bunker Hillp. 76
Indexp. 81

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