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A Historical Hotspot

Freedom Trail Foundation

Shaping of American History: The Freedom Trail

Visitors to Boston, school children, teachers, historians, history buffs, citizens, and friends, welcome to the Freedom Trail. There is no other place in the United States where you can take in the rich history of America's Revolution like this - the events in Boston that lead up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites. Dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond in Boston.

Freedom Trail Foundation

All About the Handsome President Kennedy 

Step back into the recreated world of the early 1960s and experience firsthand the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum. Period settings from the White House and 25 multimedia exhibits create a stirring account of President Kennedy's one thousand days in office. Housed in a striking building designed by I.M. Pei, the national memorial to President Kennedy sits on a 10-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point, offering panoramic views of Boston's skyline and Harbor Islands. Shop in the Museum Store or dine in the JFK Café. Walk along the Harborwalk or picnic on its beautiful grounds at the Harbor’s edge. From May to October, President Kennedy’s 26' sailboat Victura is on display on the Museum grounds. Don’t miss the Highlights Tours when you walk through the Museum. These guided tours are free with the Museum’s admission and are offered daily, beginning in the lobby.

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