Wednesday 5th June we walked the famous Boston, Freedom Trail. The trail takes you along the historic sites of Boston including Boston Common, Park Street Church, Kings Chapel, Old State House, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument. The route covers over 2.5 miles and is a great way to explore the city.

Although I didn’t Love the trail some of the sites on the route are worth a visit. I’d recommend doing the trail on day 1 of your time in Boston, if possible, otherwise (like us) you’ll probably cover most of the route on your own without realising it.

The problem for me with the trail is the fact there seems to be no under-pinning story (that I could find) connecting all the sites and the information along the route is limited. Perhaps my lack of knowledge regarding American History and the characters that shaped America is to blame – who knows…

The two treasures of the trail for me were Old State House and Faneuil Hall.

I love the way the Old State House is nestled between high rise, shiny, imposing towers and the juxtaposition of the old and new.

Faneuil Hall is a lovey old building with amazing eateries and food stalls, offering something for everyone – from falafel to ice cream and real American classics such as corn dogs, brisket and pizza – needless to say we spent a lot of time at Faneuil Hall!

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