The Park Street Church.
Then the trail passes by Park Street Church. This is the place where in 1829 William Lloyd Harrison had the first public speech about such a phenomenon as slavery. There is a church nearby. The church is famous for one notable sight - the Old Granary Burial Ground. This is the place where many revolutionists are buried. Among them tourists will find people who signed the Declaration of Independence - John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Robert Treat Paine. Five victims of the event of 1770, called the Boston Massacre, are also buried there. A little bit further one can notice the First Public School in the United States. The school was opened in 1635. Benjamin Franklin studied there. The monument dedicated to the great person is situated not far from this place - in front of the Old City Hall. After this the trail goes to Washington Street, where tourists will find the Old South Meeting House. It used to be the place, where meetings concerning the protests against the British reign were organized. This is the building where the idea of the famous Boston Tea Party was suggested. The Boston Tea Party was a boycott for the cancellation of the British food import tax.
The Old State House.
The building of The Old State House used to be the place, where the British colonial government was located. The square in front of the house was a witness of such a historical event as the Boston Massacre. Then the way goes to the Faneuil Hall. Once a large market was located on its ground floor, and on the 1st floor revolutionists had their meetings. There is a monument dedicated to Samuel Adams in front of this building. He was one of the revolutionists. You will find the oldest building in Boston near North Square Park. Once it was the home of Paul Revere, who made a dangerous ride through the whole Boston in order to warn the revolutionists about the movement of the British Army in 1775. He did it after he had seen the lamps lightened by the sexton. That sexton, Mr Robert Newman, is buried at the Copp's Hill Burying Ground. The trail ends in the Bunker Hill Monument. This is a granitic obelisk that was placed in the memory of the battle of July 17th 1775. Even though the British won this battle, in 9 month time they were defeated by the forces of George Washington.
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