Boston’s Outdoor History Museum: A key to the past and the present
Boston is one of the most historical cities in the United States. The Freedom Trail is a path that leads to 16 of the country’s most historical landmarks. Each landmark played a pivotal role in America’s beginning and the growth of the nation. The trail is marked by a red brick path and weaves its way through Boston’s past in the middle of this important modern city. The trail starts at the Boston Common, America’s oldest public park, and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument, where one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution took place.
The path tells it’s own story about how America came to be where it is today. It shows how Boston has grown as a city and serves as a reminder to today’s youth about our country’s past. In walking the freedom trail this past week, I learned for myself how walking through the historic sites of Boston tells a lot about Boston today. I’ve not been to a lot of the sites and areas and I was able to learn a lot about the past and present simultaneously. Learning about these sites in history class is very different from seeing them in person and I think it’s important to see these sites that reflect the story of America’s past.
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