Walk the Freedom Trail; a perfect introduction to Colonial Revolutionary Boston. Explore 16 historical sites in the course of a few hours which covers two and one half centuries of America's most significant past. Some may want to spend the day lingering along the trail, visiting the past and the present, offering a view of how the city truly was and is today. From the site of the Boston Massacre and the USS Constitution to the famous Old North Church and Paul Revere's home, one and all will delight in the unforgettable experiences found in the city of Boston. A trip to Boston should also include a visit to Salem, MA where American History abounds in the retelling of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
Museum of Science
Your educational experience begins here! Long respected as a leader in science education, the Museum of Science offers students over 700 permanent exhibits, visiting exhibits, live presentations, IMAX® films, planetarium shows, 4-D films, a 360 degree "thrill ride", and a lovely butterfly garden.
U.S.S. Constitution Museum
The history and stories of the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides", is embedded here in these halls which serve as the memory and educational voice for this warship built by order of George Washington. Enjoy interactive exhibits and the many artifacts that have been preserved from the ship which is still, today, the oldest commissioned vessel in the world. Hear newly-unearthed stories of the ship's 1812 crew in a dynamic, interactive format that will serve as a model for other history museums of the future.
Salem Witch Museum (Salem, MA)
American History also includes the most enduring and emotional events surrounding the Witch Trials of 1692. Students learn about this dark period through actual trial documents, thirteen life-size stage sets, figures, lighting, and a stirring narration as they are witness to the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt. Learn about the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting and witchcraft practice today.
The House of Seven Gables
Students will more fully understand and visualize early Colonial life at The House of Seven Gables. Discover 359 years of Salem's history in the museum and collection of historic buildings.
Boston Duck Tour
Climb aboard your "DUCK", a W.W. II style amphibious landing vehicle, for a thrilling tour of Boston! Enjoy a narrated tour by your ConDUCKtor as you take in the sites and history that is Boston. Cruise by places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom. See Bunker Hill, Boston Common, Copley Square, the Big Dig, fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market, and more. Just when you think you couldn't have any more fun, "splashdown" commences as your DUCK splashes right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of Boston and Cambridge skylines.
Whale Watch Cruise off Boston Harbor
Travel by boat to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds, and more. View several kinds of whales such as the Humpbacks, Finbacks, Minkes, Pilot whales, and the critically endangered Right whales in their natural habitat. Learn about behaviors, conservation, and scientific tracking.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Explore the many shops, vendor stands, and dining opportunities that abound in this vibrant area of Boston. You never know what experiences may come your way as there are always street performers, contests, competitions, storytelling, Kid's Art, and so much more.
Home of the Boston Red Sox! Visit this famous baseball park that really hasn't changed since 1912
The New England Aquarium
Explore all types of sea life at this extensive aquarium, renowned as a global leader in saving endangered turtles.
Prudential Building Skywalk
Experience this state-of-the-art Acousti-guided audio tour while taking in the 360 degree sweeping view of the great city of Boston and beyond from high above. Discover many points of interest in the area of history and culture from the 52nd floor. Also enjoy the Dreams of Freedom Museum and the multimedia theater. Enjoy fine dining as an option.
The Old North Church
Visit this oldest standing church that stood as a beacon in the night to warn the Sons of Liberty of the arrival of the British Army. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. "One If By Land, Two If By Sea" proclaimed Paul Revere to Robert Newman who would climb to the steeple and light one or two lanterns to dispel the darkness and prepare the Sons of Liberty for this historical battle. The Old North Church, built in 1723, is the oldest standing church building in Boston and offers an educational experience and interactive learning environment.
Spirit Cruises of Boston
Cruising year round, the sleek and elegant Spirit Ships sweep you away to enjoy elegant and sumptuous brunch, lunch, or dinner buffets with DJ and dancing for adults or student groups, cocktail, and moonlight cruises. A most entertaining way to see and experience Boston!! Enjoy close up views of the Boston Harbor historic Seaport District as you enjoy a DJ playing top 40 hits with an amazing wait-staff singing show-stopping favorites. Enjoy dancing or just relaxing on the the outdoor patio as you cruise the river. Spirit cruise ships are spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks as well as the large patio deck. Sail at night to take in a breathtaking view of the bright lights of this fascinating city. Student packages offer a buffet meal with dancing to the tunes of today with a live DJ!