Planning a trip to Boston? Check out these Top Kid Friendly Historical Attractions in Boston before you go!
As a history loving family we love to travel to places that make history come alive, and we have been planning a visit to Boston for years. Last summer, we ended up with a few days free before our Fall sports schedule started so we put together a last minute trip and headed North to check out these fun activities for kids in Boston and had a great time!
Top Kid Friendly Historical Attractions in Boston
Boston Tea Party Museum–My kids loved visiting the Boston Tea Party Museum–it truly makes the Boston tea party history come alive! Historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, full-scale restored 18th Century sailing vessels, historic artifacts, and the award-winning multi-sensory documentary “Let It Begin Here” are just a taste of what you will experience during your visit and actually take part in.
Every person who attends is assigned a persona and may be called on to act out during the interactive colonial town meeting, onto one of the ships to “dump the tea”, and through the museum experience as you discover what happened during the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution!
Bunker Hill Monument–The Bunker Hill Monument was built to commemorate The Battle of Bunker Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. Up for a challenge? Climb the 294 stairs to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. Looking to keep your feet firmly on the ground? The park’s main exhibits are at the Bunker Hill Museum located across the street from the Monument grounds. Make sure to check out the schedule for live demonstrations and park ranger talks, they really make history come alive!
Paul Revere House–The Paul Revere House is the oldest surviving building in downtown Boston and was the home of the famed Paul Revere and his family during the Revolution. At the Paul Revere House you will learn about the many jobs Paul Revere had to support his growing family and what home-life was like in 18th Century Boston.
Tour Old North Church-– One if by land, two if by sea….doesn’t every schoolchild know the importance of the Old North Church?On the evening of April 18, 1775 Robert Newman and John Pulling quietly entered Old North and carefully climbed to the top of the church’s bell tower. They held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord not by land, but by water. This historical significance makes the Old North Church a must-see during your trip to Boston.
USS Constitution–The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy, with Naval officers and crew still serving aboard her. The Navy operates the ship as a historic site in cooperation with the National Park Service. Across the pier from Constitution in Building 22 is the USS Constitution Museum. The Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution and provides engaging and hands-on experiences for all visitors.
Boston is such a great city, with so many great historical attractions like these Boston attractions for kids and I encourage you to plan your own trip to Boston soon!
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