Take a Boston Historic Sites Tour as a Day Trip from Newburyport

When you stay in a Newburyport Bed and Breakfast, take a scenic Boston historic sites tour. Newburyport's history dates back to the early settlers. You can explore this history in the Tannery district as well as in the Merrimack River region. After seeing the sights in the city, plan a day trip to Boston. This is where it all began in Massachusetts. Begin by touring The Freedom Trail and then head out to other historic locations in the state.

The Freedom Trail Foundation
99 Chauncey St Ste 401
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 357-8300
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/index.html

The Freedom Trail is one of the most famous Boston historic sites in the state and United States. You'll see 16 nationally recognized and preserved museums, markers, burial grounds and more. The Freedom Trail is over two miles long and winds along the streets of Boston's historic district. The trail includes Paul Revere's home, Bunker Hill and the Old State House.

Also located on the trail is the famous Boston Massacre site on the corner of State and Congress Streets. Annual reenactments are provided to remember this event. It's performed in period dress and weaponry. If you venture out to the Granary Burying Ground, you'll see the burial place of Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray and others who died in the massacre.

Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard is the USS Constitution. It is the oldest still floating warship in the world. This warship was used in the War of 1812. Daily tours are given every 30 minutes of this legendary ship.

See the entire area with actors in period costumes who offer guided tours of the trail. These tours are 90 minutes long and take you through the streets of Boston. The tour is by foot, so wear comfortable footwear and clothing. Contact the foundation for more information about tours.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-1600
http://www.jfklibrary.org/

This 10-acre site has 25 exhibits, three theaters and other attractions. The museum is dedicated to President Kennedy's term in the office and his life. This museum is open daily, but is closed on major holidays. During the months of May to October, the president's sailboat is on display. You can see this historical site in the Boston Harbor.

You can contact the museum for hours, admission fee rates and information.

Adams National Historical Park
135 Adams St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 770-1175
http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm

The city of Boston isn't the only place that has history. The Adams National Historical Park features the homes of both Adams presidents. You can tour the homes, walk the immense grounds or see a history event. There are also museums filled with historic collectibles such as vases, paintings and books.

If you would like to take a day trip to Quincy, contact the park's main visitor center. They'll give you information about this site and other historical places in Quincy.

Take a day trip from your comfortable Newburyport Inn and visit Boston historic sites and beyond. Massachusetts and other New England states are your destination for traveling back into the past.