Boston Adventures: Where Past Meets Present for an Unforgettable Educational Experience!
Plan Your Next Student Trip to Boston, MA
As one of the oldest American cities, Boston offers the best of the past, present, and future. Your Boston trip begins at the beginning of colonial history. With endless options, you can choose to explore Mayflower sites at Plymouth Plantation to give your students a taste of the rich history that began centuries ago or head North to learn about the Salem witch trials. Then, take a tour of Boston Common and walk where founding fathers walked before. Your students will love seeing the Boston Tea Party brought to life by visiting the ship sites and museum. If you’re looking to combine various historical sites in your tour, consider walking The Freedom Trail. This 2.5-mile walk will take you past 16 historical Boston sites. While the “Bean Town” is rich with history, don’t forget to hit some of the more modern areas as well. The aquarium, Fenway Park, JFK Library and museum, and Harvard allow you to add something new to the tour. You can easily give your group a taste of the past as well as a glimpse of the future. With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that every **history teacher loves this trip! Customizing your school tours is what eduStar emphasizes. No matter how long you’re staying, design your student trips to Boston to suit your needs.
While on this amazing **school tour to Boston, you and your students may see:
Boston Common is a central public park in Boston. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the U.S. Boston Common, consisting of 50 acres of land, including the Central Burying Ground, where your students can find the burial sites of participants in the Boston Tea Party and the Revolutionary War.
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
While on the **student tour of Boston, your students can be a participant in the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution. At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, your group will experience live actors, high-tech exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and a stirring, multi-sensory documentary. You will also meet the colonists, explore the ships, dump tea overboard. This stop is both educational and entertaining.
Bunker Hill Monument
One of the stops on the Freedom Trail is the Bunker Hill Monument. This Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War. There are 294 steps to the top of the Monument. Just across the street from the Memorial is a museum that includes many exhibits about the battle.
Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market
Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. This National Historical Park is a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. There is plenty of shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace with more than 100 of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts. Most **student tour groups have a great time at this location.
For all of you Red Sox Fans, you will see Fenway Park on your **school tour of Boston. Fenway Park is the home of the Boston Red Soxs and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use. This stadium is very unique and still includes the famous Green Monster in left field.
Almost every **student tour to Boston walks along the Freedom Trail. It is a path through downtown Boston that leads to 16 significant historic sites. It is a 2.5-mile walk from Boston Common to USS Constitution. While on this **educational tour, your tour guide will point out ground markers explaining events, graveyards, churches and other buildings
Established in 1636, Harvard University is the most famous and oldest college in the U.S. Due to its history, influence, and wealth, Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. While at the University, you can relax at Harvard Yard, a grassy area of about 25 acres, next to Harvard Square. Harvard Square is the historic heart of Harvard University and also has great shopping and dining.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation’s thirty-fifth president and to all those, through the art of politics, seek a new and better world. The building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration, as well as special bodies of published and unpublished materials.
Lexington and Concord
Another great stop on your **school tour of Boston is to visit Lexington and Concord. You will first visit the Lexington Green, where on the morning of April 19, 1775, 77 Minutemen held their ground against 700 British Redcoats. Your students will also visit the Buckman Tavern, the Hancock Clark House and finally the Munroe Tavern. Then it is off to Concord, where you will visit the Old North Bridge, site of the Minuteman statue, and “the shot heard ’round the world,” along with many other historical stops.
The Mayflower II is a replica of the Mayflower, which in 1620 transported the Pilgrims and crew fleeing England from religious persecution. This 100 foot ship is great to explore before you head off to the Plimouth Plantation.
New England Aquarium
While on your school’s **educational tour to Boston, your students can experience more than 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. The Aquarium provides in-depth educational resources and activities for teachers and students.
Plimoth Plantation, just one hour from Boston, is a living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. When you arrive at the Museum you will first see a quick video about the Plimoth Plantation. Then your students will walk outside to see the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony, and listen to the stories of the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people.
The Old South Meeting House
Old South Meeting House, now a museum, is best known as the site where the Boston Tea Party began. In the winter of 1773, more than 5,000 colonists gathered at Old South in a meeting to protest the tax on tea. After many hours of debate, protestors stormed out of the Old South Meeting House to the waterfront, where they dumped three shiploads of tea into Boston Harbor.
The Old State House
This beautiful building is one of the best known surviving colonial buildings in the country. A favorite stop on the Freedom trail, the Old State House is also the city’s oldest public building, completed in 1713. While on this **educational tour, the students will love to hear that the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston from the building’s balcony. Now the Old State House is a museum that charts the history of the American Revolution
Paul Revere House
When on your **school trip to Boston, your kids will go back in time. In 1775, local silversmith Paul Revere left this house to warn fellow rebels that British troops were headed to Lexington to arrest them. While in Paul Revere’s home you will not only learn about the famous “Midnight Ride,” but you will hear about the day-to-day family life in Boston during that time.
Check out the only sky-high vantage point views of Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art audio tour detailing the city’s many points of historic and cultural interest.
USS Constitution / Old Ironsides
USS Constitution is a 44-gun frigate, named by President George Washington. The ship is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. USS Constitution, built in Boston, was launched in 1797 and is most famous for her brilliant victories during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, which is how she earned her nickname of “Old Ironsides.” The Constitution has been a national icon for more than 200 years. When your **school tour to Boston visits the USS Constitution Museum, your kids will explore her long and illustrious career from the beginning to the present day
Salem Witch Museum
One of the most memorable attractions while on your **group tour to Boston, is the Salem Witch Museum, located in a beautiful old church just 15 miles from Boston. While in this Museum, your kids will find it both interesting and scary as they sit through a three-dimensional audiovisual presentation with life-size figures. This 30-minute narration tells the tale of the witchcraft trials and the accompanying hysteria.
Subjects for School Trips to Boston
If while on this educational tour to Boston, you are focusing on a special subject matter, eduSTAR can provide you and your group with any of the following:
When on your student tour to Boston, you may also consider adding on New York City. At eduSTAR, we can customize your itinerary to make your school travel experience well worth it!
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