The capital of Massachusetts every year attracts thousands of tourists. And it's not a surprise: Boston gave birth to the American Revolution, it's the very place, from which the War for Independence from Britain started. Besides the places that are connected with the history of the USA, Boston can boast of very interesting works of art, wonderful parks, good shopping and splendid restaurants.
Freedom Trail is a 4-kilometer way that intersects the center of Boston and connects the 16 most important sights of the city. The trail is marked by the red line. Freedom Trail starts at the Boston Common Park, the oldest public park in the USA; on its territory during 1775-1776 the British used to camp. In the documentation center one can get a brochure and a map of the itinerary 'Freedom Trail'. From the park the trail goes to The State House, which was built, when America got independence; nowadays the government of Massachusetts takes place there.
The Park Street Church.
Then the trail passes by the Park Street Church. From its pulpit in 1829 William Lloyd Harrison had the first public speech condemning the society for such phenomenon as slavery. Near the church the Old Granary Burial Ground is located, there revolutionists are buried, among them are those, who signed the Declaration of Independence: John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Robert Treat Paine. There are also buried 5 victims of the event of 1770, called the Boston Massacre. A little bit further one can notice the First Public School in United States that was opened in 1635. There Benjamin Franklin used to study. The monument in his favor is situated not far from this place, in front of the Old City Hall. Then the trail goes to Washington Street, where the Old South Meeting House is located. It used to be the place, where the meetings of the protest against the British rule were organized. At this very building the idea of Famous Boston Tea Party was suggested. Boston Tea Party was a boycott for the cancellation of the British food import tax.
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