The next day was Friday and we went to Boston. We could not bring pocket-knifes because we went to the Capitol Building and The U.S.S. Constitution, where we went through security.
We got up at 7:00, the earliest time in the tour (except for the day we left.) We drove to Boston and went to the Massachusetts state capitol building.
We got to have a special tour from Dr. Paul Jehle, which we enjoyed very much. He explained the symbolism of the different paintings, etc. We got a special opportunity to hear his talk in the Representatives' hall.
After that wonderful tour, we went the the Granary Burying Ground, where there were buried three signers of the Declaration of Independence and several victims of the Boston massacre. Mr. Phillips gave us an important talk on how you need different men with different gifts to effect reformation. Here is the grave of James Otis, a fiery orator:
Paul Revere, whose house we visited later, was buried here with his wife.
The next place we went was the King's Chapel burying ground. John Winthrop, the "forgotten founding father" is buried here.
We then went to the Boston Common and had lunch. Then we boarded the busses and drove to the U.S.S. Constitution, Old Ironsides.
This is the bowsprit, the small mast that sticks out the front of the ship.
It had lots of cannon.
It is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and it is also the second oldest war ship. (There is one English ship, which is older, but it is permanently dry-docked.) It still has real sailors on it which give tours. Then we went to the U.S.S. Constitution museum, and then went back to Boston and ate dinner.