Thursday, September 9, 2010

Boston Trip Ininerary

Hi all
Those of you going on the Boston trip will want to print this out, but I also thought everyone else might like to see what we are doing in Boston. :) This is all tentative, but I have called most of the places to confirm details. Let me know if you think of something I may have left out. This trip is going to be sooo memorable for the kids! WOW! Sorry there is so much text below. :)

Tentative Boston Itinerary

7am meet at Conway Public Library for departure to Boston

10am Approximate arrival to Church, unload and head to Public Gardens

12pm T (pay $) to Public Gardens, lunch at the Make Way for Ducklings statues
Swan Boats
Snack _____________
Ritz Carlton lobby (reference to Trumpet of the Swan)
Boston Common (pasture land, British army, Boston architecture)
Snack _______________
State House (cod fish)
Granary Burial Grounds (Egyptian entrance, 4 famous people)
Snack _______________
Old City Hall (1st public school, elephant, Ben Franklin statue)
Snack _______________
Old Corner Bookstore (Dickens, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau)
Potato Famine memorial
Snack _______________
South Meeting House (Boston tea party, museum shop)
Snack _______________
Old State House (lion/unicorn, Boston massacre 5 died)
Snack _______________
City Hall Plaza (Ziggurat, bricks, teapot)
Snack _______________
Holocaust Memorial (SILENCE & observe, discussion at end)
Fanueil Hall (grasshopper, weaponry museum)
Snack ______________
DINNER Quincy Market and enjoy vendors and entertainment as long as desired

7:30 option
Free concert at David Friend Recital Hall
Arrive early for seats
On Boylston St between Boston Common and Fenway park
T (pay $) home to church


8:30 T (pay $) to Copp's Hill Burial Ground (revolutionary bullets in tombstones)
Snack _______________
Old North Church (climb bell tower)
Snack _______________
Paul Revere's House
Snack _______________

Lunch Christopher Columbus Park at Harbor edge

2 ½-3 hrs Aquarium visit (I know it sounds short, but it is the only spot I could fit it)
Snack _______________
3pm Tall Ships (2 hour harbor cruise)
Snack _______________

Dinner North End Italian Food MMMMM yummy!
After dinner
Play and hang out in Rose Kennedy Greenway (used to be the old Expressway, now a 1 mile park filled with vendors and a carousel $3/person) This wasn't open when I used to come to Boston. Should be interesting. Carousel open till 9pm? Visit
Didn't find any concerts in Boston Friday night
T (pay $) home to church


8:30am T (pay $) to USS Constitution & Museum (opens 9am-gets crowded should arrive early)
Snack ____________
Free Trolley to Long Wharf or $2.50 for Water shuttle bus to Long Wharf
Boston Harbor Cruise (first cruise 10:30 departs every hour-45 minute cruise)
Snack ____________
Lunch Pick a Wharf to eat on and watch the waves and boats and seagulls
Free trolley to next adventure
Pick an Adventure: (The rest of the day is open to your preferences-all free with go Boston card)
Museum of Science
Museum of Fine Arts
Children's Museum
Fenway Park tour 9-3pm Red Sox have a home game, tours end before batting practice begins
50 min walking tour start every hour on the hour
Tomb Adventure 11-5pm recreated 3,000 year old tomb, 45 minute adventure, located next to Fenway park

T (pay $) home to church
Costs of T:
$2 per ride x approx 6 rides per person = $12 per person
OR purchase an unlimited week pass for $15

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