Our morning was still filled with important historical sites. We took a guided tour of the Freedom Trail that starts on the Boston Commons. We saw the grave sites of many famous people including Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock. We also saw the State House, the Old South Meeting House, and Faneuil Hall. Although it rained heavily at the beginning, it was warm, and the rain soon stopped so everyone dried out.
After lunch at Quincy Market, we headed to the Old North Church, Boston's oldest surviving church and most visited historical site. It is most commonly known as the first stop on Paul Revere's “Midnight Ride,” where he instructed three Boston Patriots to hang two lanterns in the church's steeple as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.
Our last stop was the U.S.S Constitution, Old Ironsides: a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.
With our last goodbyes to our wonderful tour guides, we headed to Logan airport. We have been to 7 states (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts) plus the District of Columbia. We have been blessed by safe travels, great company, good spring weather, impactful morning devotions, and history which truly came alive through the many sites and activities we experienced. Gratitude to all who made this trip possible for your students. Truly, it has been a trip of a lifetime for the students and chaperones alike...not something which could ever be duplicated.