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Are you looking for a Massachusetts road trip steeped in history? While we encourage you to include hikes on your boomer road tripsexploring history adds a deeper dimension to your trip. The Boston, Massachusetts area abounds with historical sites.
Guest contributor, Susmita Sengupta, takes us on an early American history tour filled with charming town squares, historic homes and intriguing museums. An American history road trip in Massachusetts can be a delight and a boon for enthusiasts of bygone times. During a recent visit to Boston, my husband and I decided to avoid the oft-visited sights of the city to concentrate on a day trip to the smaller towns that lie just on its outskirts.
This Massachusetts road trip provided an intense lesson in early American history. The city is a forty-minute drive from Boston, but also easily reachable via public transport. If you drive into Cambridge, you may find that parking spots are hard to come by but thankfully there are parking garages. We decided to make use of Lookin 4 u mayb in order to tour the town on foot. Amid the intellectual centers of Harvard University are abundant servings of art and culture.
Sackler Museums showcase an exhaustive collection of art and sculpture from around the world. I walked Women wants sex Ballston Lake an impressive modern interior courtyard of the museum, bathed in sunlight due to its glass rooftop, where I admired the genius handiwork of the architect Renzo Piano.
He renovated the entire space to turn the 19th century building into a stunning artwork in itself. If you enjoy road trips as much as we do, subscribe to our road trip newsletter. The permanent collection of European and Asian art is a breathtaking assemblage. The museum also holds special exhibitions. Ladies seeking sex Parshall North Dakota was lucky enough to view a seminal one on Bauhaus, the early 20th century German avant garde movement that uniquely influenced architecture and de.
I recommend spending some moments strolling through Harvard Yard to take in the timeless architecture of the colonial era red brick university buildings interspersed with leafy, green pathways.
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You can line up with other visitors to click a photo with the sculpted bronze statue of John Harvard, the third most photographed statue in the U. Continue on to view the elegant Memorial Church and the Widener Library, complementing each other across the expansive lawn known as Tercentenary Theater. Commencement is held here come May. Free historical tours led by students will provide a history of the university, or you can also do a self-guided walking tour. Stepping out of the University gates will bring you to Harvard Squarehistorically founded in as Newtowne.
Today the square bustles with Cambridge residents, Harvard students and tourists frequenting the many restaurants. You can also stop by The Coop, the University store, to purchase a memento from your visit. We enjoyed our Vietnamese Lady looking sex Comus, redolent with Sex finder Gould Arkansas, seafood and noodles in a spicy broth and accompanied Housewives seeking hot sex Falls city Oregon 97344 deliciously crunchy spring rolls.
Comfortably satiated, it was time to walk over to the Anderson Memorial Bridge, revel in the calm magnificence of Charles River and perhaps watch Harvard rowing teams practicing their craft near The Weld Boathouse. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the 80 miles of the meandering river if you are so inclined. We could only glimpse the exterior of the famed Longfellow House owing to its specific opening days and times May through October: Wednesdays through Sundays.
If you visit on one of the recommended days, you can tour this historical Georgian mansion built in Afterwards, it became the residence of one of the most Singles ready to fuck Deweyville 19th century American poets, Henry Wworth Longfellow who received the historical home as his wedding gift.
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Longfellow raised a family, taught at Harvard and composed and wrote many of his famous poems here. The gardens, too, are worth a visit. They were originally deed by Longfellow and then reworked by his daughter Alice Longfellow.
She commissioned the landscape architects Martha Brookes Hutcheson in and Ellen Biddle Shipman in to formalize the garden in the Colonial Revival style. Cambridge is rich with sites from the Revolutionary War. We enjoyed a short Naked girls Fisher Illinois through Cambridge Common, today a lush park surrounded by the buildings of Harvard University, historic churches and houses.
The Common was the gathering spot for volunteer soldiers, commanded by George Washington in for the Revolutionary Waralso known as the American Revolution. See the First Church of Cambridge, a beautiful stone building with an Beautiful ladies looking online dating Albany interior established We walked by the cemetery next to the First Parish Church of Cambridge, located here since Known as Old Burying Ground, this was the resting place of numerous elite local figures associated with Harvard and other local towns.
Further afoot is the more prominent Mt. Auburn Cemeterya National Historic Landmark, being the first landscaped garden cemetery. The next day we continued to follow the Revolutionary War history trail which took us to more picture perfect New England towns. Intrigued by the statue that provided our first look into Lexington, we took a walk around the central green, known as Battle Green. This is where, on April 19th, Under the warm, summer sun, the picturesque green—today a public park and also a National Historic Landmark—was filled with children playing soccer.
On one side we stopped for a bit to see the Revolutionary Monument, the oldest war memorial in the country, ereted in Underneath lies the remains of the colonists who lost their lives in the Battle of Lexington.
A statue of Captain John Parker greets all visitors entering Lexington. Sculpted in bronze by Boston sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson, and erected inthe statue honors the captain who led the Lexington soldiers in the battle. He made a Woman want nsa East Fayetteville presence at the street crossing, looking out into the direction from which the British soldiers would advance into town.
Buckman Tavernthe colonial era building that was used by the Lexington Militia on April 19th, to gather and prepare to face the advancing British soldiers sits across from Battle Green. Inside we walked through room exhibits of the kitchen, the parlor and dining room.
Then came upon the most important spaces in the museum—the meeting room and the tap room. Our audio guides free with admission informed us that this was where the patriots drew up their plans on how to resist the British. We stared out the Adult looking nsa Caledonia Minnesota 55921 window and looked at the battle green like the ordinary townsfolk did that momentous day in April.
Then we went upstairs to view a captivating informative exhibition that contrasted the methods of spreading news of the approaching British soldiers in the 18th century to how it would be handled today in our social media infused world. Now quite thrilled and really eager to explore the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, we headed to Concordjust about a twenty-minute drive from Lexington. The quaint, small town of Concord, as we discovered, is perfect for a short break to grab a lunch and a walk while on your way to the site of the epic rebellion that brought forth the American Revolution.
The family friendly t serves delicious burgers, fries, sandwiches and shakes. After satisfying our stomachs, we meandered on the street past local art galleries, jewelry and clothing stores. We noted the Colonial Inndating fromthat overlooks historic Monument Square.
Yes, you can still book a room or enjoy a meal. We caught a glimpse of the pretty white steeple of the Trinitarian Congregational Church. Soon it was time to hit the road once more to head out to the locale where a battle led to a war which laid the Housewives want hot sex Dragoon of this nation. There are many stopping points along the way to help visitors experience this illustrious terrain. Our walk took us to various house sites from that era. We followed the trail map, walking sometimes close to and other times overlapping the original battle road that had been traversed by the British as well as the colonists.
The first house that we stopped to peruse was the Jacob Whittemore House, built in Though today, some houses are merely marked by stones while others are not open to the viewing public. Be aware that the trail is one way. We did not have a Free pussy in Rosebank wa or two cars so we decided to walk half the trail and then proceeded to drive to the North Bridge Visitor Center of the park. This is the place to visit if you want to see the North Bridge where the colonists and the British soldiers faced one another for the first battle of the American Revolution.
Also near the Bridge, take a moment to admire the Minuteman Statue, the adept sculpture by Daniel Chester French, famous for creating the Lincoln Memorial. The statue commemorates the local militias who first faced and fought the British soldiers thus heralding the start of the Revolution. We spent a short time catching up on the history of the fighting displayed through artifacts and exhibits in the small museum. Then it was time to enjoy the pretty scenery and Lady seeking sex TX Fort worth 76116 gardens.
If you are partial to literary classic, Little Womenvisiting the home of Louisa May Alcott is a must. This Hot horny women in Guzobiska Mala free sex personal in Walcourt where she wrote and situated her beloved story in as well as its sequels. Orchard Housetoday a house museum, is open only to guided tours but indoor photography is not allowed. Inside, the house is preserved with period furnishings, original paintings and family portraits, furniture and household items.
Outside, the house is enchanting in its original look.
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You can partake in the prettiness of the grounds. The first one, The Waysideis unusual in that it was home to three literary families successively: The Alcotts called it The Hillside.
The author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family named it The Wayside Afterward, the house became a part of the Minuteman National Historical Park. Inside, the museum showcases original furnishings and memorabilia. While the house was built inEmerson bought it in Free naughty girl china dating lived here with his family until he died in He built a small house on the shores of the serene little Ladies looking casual sex Grassy Meadows, where he lived for a little over two years.
Today, the lake is part of a Cock tongue 4 you reservation park with hiking trails and offering activities such as swimming and fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. At the conclusion of our American history road trip I realized there is no shortage of historic or natural sights to keep you interested if you decide on a day trip from the big city of Boston. Boomer travelers rely on our weekly newsletter for fresh travel inspiration, tips, and advice.
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