We have always started on the Boston Common end of the Freedom Trail and never made it to the end...which is the Navy Ship Yard and the USS Constitution. A little research revealed that The National Park Service had a parking garage near the Ship Yard.
I'm so glad we started on that end! It was fun to see a different part of Boston and to also see Charlestown.
We then visited the Museum at the Navy Yard but didn't have time to do it justice. At all. But we had things to see and so we pressed on.
We hiked into Charlestown (still following the Freedom Trail red bricks the marked the it out for us) to see the Bunker Hill Monument.
Molly thought it was cool to find out that the battle of Bunker Hill took place on her birth date.
Then it was time to head back into Boston because we were all starving and we needed to work on our Junior Ranger books. I kept thinking Quincy Market was 'just around the corner,' but alas.... it was around many, many corners. The kids were troupers for the most part.
Katie started to struggle so the bigger kids took turns giving her rides. Jordan made an attempt and they both almost fell over. Rather comical...but so sweet of him to want to help her.
We couldn't leave the area without making a quick dash to the Old State House. It is being refurbished so one whole side is covered with scaffolding.
Next trek was back to the Ship Yard and we made a brief stop at the Old North Church so they could see where Paul Revere and William Dawes awaited the lantern signal.