|The Freedom Trail - it even sounds American|
Today I ran the most American run possible: The Freedom Trail.
There was a little bit of Commonwealth Avenue thrown in there for good measure but, for the most part, this run was all Freedom Trail - from the Visitor Information Center in Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution, I ran all the history today.
And if you're ever visiting Boston, I definitely recommend it - if you can stand that much history in one run.
So here are some pictures from the run to highlight some of the most impressive/memorable spots along the trail.
|These placards are sprinkled throughout the trail and typically signify a site to check out|
|Before the Freedom Trail proper, Commonwealth Avenue|
|Not the most exciting view, but the official start of the Freedom Trail in Boston Common|
|The first turn, heading towards the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House|
|The Massachusetts State House - there was a woman on a hunger strike sitting in front of this gate|
|The entrance to the Granary Burying Ground|
|Samuel Adams' grave inside the Granary Burying Grounds - the Samuel Adams brewery tour is also worth checking out|
|King's Chapel - on a previous visit I did a tour of the King's Chapel crypt|
|The Old South Meeting House|
|Faneuil Hall - this has been around since 1742 but is a bunch of touristy shops now|
|The Bell in Hand Tavern - America's Oldest Tavern, they say. Had a beer here. Nothing fancy - just a tavern.|
|The Paul Revere House - oldest building in downtown Boston (1680)|
|City Square Park|
|The USS Constitution: "the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world"|
|The end of the line at the Bunker Hill Monument|