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Two places to learn about American history in Boston

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If you only relive one historic event in Boston it should be at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum which opened in June 2012. The multi-media exhibits, authentically restored ships, live actors, and audience participation will bring the event alive. You can toss the tea into Boston Harbor from a replica of “Eleanor” reenacting the historic occasion. Interestingly, the cargo was British but the ships were American owned. After tossing the tea into the harbor the tour continues with an informational video called “Let it Begin Here” and fascinating displays.

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Follow the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail to 16 historically significant sites including museums, meeting houses, churches and cemeteries. Stops include Paul Revere’s house, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution also known as Old Ironsides. Walk it on your own but for a more informative tour, book a tour with “Walk Into History” led by an 18th-century costumed guide. There are several tour options of varying lengths. Learn the fascinating behind the scene stories. Boston on Foot also offers walking tours.

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