Written by Joshua Horn on Thursday, October 01, 2015
Written by Joshua Horn on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
On our final day of touring we studied the Adams family - John, Abigail and their son John Quincy. We visited the presidential birthplaces, just a few dozen feet apart, and saw the Unitarian Church that they attended.
|The Adams' home|
|John Adams Birthplace|
|John Quincy Adam's pew|
|Tour Closing Lunch|
Written by Joshua Horn on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
On Friday we drove out to upstate New York, stopping along the way at Springfield Armory and the Battle of Bennington Monument in Vermont. Our last stop was at the beautiful and critical battlefield of Saratoga, where an entire British army surrendered to the Continental troops.
|John Stark at Bennington|
|The tour group|
|Inside Benedict Arnold's Headquarters at Saratoga|
Written by Joshua Horn on Monday, September 28, 2015
On Day Four we started out at the Bunker Hill Monument, then visited the Massachusetts State House. We saw Washington's Headquarters, which was later owned by the poet Longfellow, and finished up at the USS Constitution, which is in drydocks for the next few years undergoing repairs.
|Bunker Hill Monument|
|Musket used by John Parker at the Battle of Lexington|
|Washington's Headquarters/Longfellow House|
|The stairs used by George Washington|
Written by Joshua Horn on Sunday, September 27, 2015
We started out our third day of touring by heading back to Boston, to see Paul Revere's House and the Old North Church, where the famous signal lights were hung. We then went to Lexington and Concord where the militia rallied to defeat the Redcoats.
|Paul Revere and the Old North Church|
|Paul Revere House|
|Inside the Munroe Tavern, where militia waited for the Regulars to arrive|
|Clarke House in Lexington, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams stayed just before the battle|
|Original plank of Concord's North Bridge|
|Reenactment at the North Bridge|
Written by Joshua Horn on Saturday, September 26, 2015
On the next day of the tour we saw many of the sites along Boston's Freedom Trail, including the Old State House, the Old South Church, and several graveyards.
|Reportedly, the marks are bullet holes from the British using the gravestone for target practice|
|Speaking at Faneuil Hall|
|Old South Meeting House|
|The flag which led the way throughout the day|
Written by Joshua Horn on Friday, September 25, 2015
The first day of this year's history tour was focused on the Pligrims. We went to the Mayflower, various monuments in Plymouth, and saw the living history at Plimouth Plantation.
|The Mayflower II|
|Captain's cabin on the Mayflower II|
|William and Mary Brewster reenactors|