Freedom Trail is a 4-kilometer way that intersects the centre of Boston and connects 16 the most important sights of the city. The trail is marked with the red line. Freedom Trail starts in Boston Common Park, the oldest public park in the USA; the British used to camp in its territory during 1775-1776. In tourist offices visitors are welcome to 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 house is occupied by the government of Massachusetts.
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.