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Boston's Walk to the Sea
Embark on a historical journey back in time during your upcoming New England car hire vacation with Boston's Walk to the Sea. This walking tour of Boston's center encompasses four centuries of city history. Beginning at the State House on Beach Hill, overlooking Boston's ancient Common, to the water coast of Boston Harbor, this walk will lead you past dozens of historical landmarks and modern skyscrapers. Boston's history has long been tied to the water, whose smells and sounds still pervade the town. From summit to sea, this is one walk you won't soon forget!
One mile, eight amazing attractions
The Walk to the Sea, which is dedicated to Norman B. Leventhal, begins at one of the nation's most prolific landmarks ?Beacon Hill. Here, New England car hire travelers will learn how Boston was born through early settlement and hard work. From here, it's on to King's Chapel, the first Anglican church built in Boston. Behind the Chapel was the Boston Latin School. This is where many of America's founding fathers, including Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Hancock here trained. The Boston Latin School is still in operation today, though at a new location. The next stop on the trip is Government Center at the former Scollay Square. This area is now home to the lavish City Hall and a vast 10 acre plaza. The Old State House is next up on the Walk to the Sea, where New England car hire travelers will have the opportunity to view the city's oldest public building. Next up is the city's financial district followed by the Custom House, a Greek Revival building that was originally used for the supervising and taxing of cargo. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston's network of gardens and public spaces, is the second to last stop on the tour, followed by the Long Wharf.
Paths that intersect the Walk to the Sea
New England car hire travelers will interest two separate history walks while following the Walk to the Sea route. These are the Boston Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail. The Boston Freedom Trail crosses the Walk to the Sea at Tremont Street. The Freedom Trail passes in front of King's Chapel on its way to 16 other national historic landmarks, all of which are related to the American Revolution. The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common, two blocks south on Tremont Street. New England car hire travelers that embark on this trail will travel through the city's North End and on to Bunker Hill and the U.S.S. Constitution.
The Black Heritage Trail begins across from the Old State House at the Massachusetts 54th Regiment memorial from the Civil War. The trail continues to the west side of Beacon Hill, where New England car hire travelers will have the opportunity to learn about Boston's vibrant nineteenth-century African American communities.
Prepare for the Walk
New England car hire travelers can embark on the Walk to the Sea totally free of charge. All you need is a map of the walk and a little background information on local history to get you started. Both of these items can be found online at www.walktothesea.com. Here, New England car hire travelers will discover informative breakdowns on each location, as well as useful historical information. A downloaded version of the map is also posted, so there's no need to worry about becoming lost on your adventure.
The Walk to the Sea is easily accessible to New England car hire travelers. If you have a question about the trail, and cannot find an answer on the official website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Walk to the Sea was created in collaboration with the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.
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