Relive the Revolution! Boston With Your Grandchild
Throw tea in the harbor, ride a Duck Boat, climb to the top of Old North Church and explore a military fort. Discover Boston with your grandkid, from the Freedom Trail to Fenway!
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Program No. 20551RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Get into the American sprit as you and your grandchild relive the revolution that gave America its independence! Walk in the footsteps of famous patriots like Paul Revere and Samuel Adams along the red-bricked Freedom Trail. Let Boston’s Revolutionary spirit move you as you fling tea into the harbor in resistance at the Boston Tea Party Museum. Climb aboard the USS Constitution Museum in historic Charlestown Navy Yard, and ride Duck Boat on land AND water through Boston’s streets and along its waterways. Get to know this “city upon a hill” on a Revolutionary journey, and top it all off by making (and eating) a local favorite: Boston Cream Pie.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles, uneven surfaces. Must be able to climb two flights of stairs. Extensive use of public transportation.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Climb to the steeple of Old North Church to learn about its famous lights, and take a haunting walk in the dark church crypt, a resting place for fallen soldiers.
  • Visit the Boston Tea Party Museum to relive the historic night in 1773 that lead to American Independence.
  • Get hands-on with marine animals at the New England Aquarium, and see Fenway Park from atop the “Green Monster.”
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Dorrit Turner (LD)
Dorrit Turner began her journey with Road Scholar as a volunteer in 2005 and began working with the Road Scholar Boston provider in 2013. Dorrit leads programs in Baltimore, Washington D.C, California, New England and most often in Boston, where she guides participants on the program “Birthplace of American Liberty.” Her hobbies include playing with her dogs, hiking and skiing. When she is not leading programs for Road Scholar, she is busy with the special events team at Mount Snow in Vermont.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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