Rainy Walk on the Freedom Trail

Took a little time today to play tourist in my hometown.

bostonmassacre
Site where the infamous Boston Massacre took place.

shawmemorial
The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (it really should be the 54th Memorial…)

oldstatehouse
The Old State House.
Here they read a copy of the Declaration of Independence after it arrived from Philadelphia (July 18, 1776). Locals tore down the lion and unicorn (symbols of British monarchy) that same day; they weren’t replaced on the facade until 1882.

constitution
The beautiful U.S.S. Constitution, known for her role in the War of 1812.

paulreverewindow
One of the windows at the Paul Revere House.

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