Founded by the Pilgrims on the Shawmut Peninsula, Boston, MA is one of the oldest cities in the United States of America. A city of “firsts”, Boston is home to the USA’s first public school, it’s first subway and the first public park – world famous Boston Common.
Taking your students to Boston is a foray into American history, especially the American Revolution. It’s here that events like the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill occurred, making Boston a distinctive destination laden with opportunities for historical exploration.
This post is dedicated to sharing Peak Performance Tour’s top things to do in Boston on your tour. Let’s see some of what Boston offers your students.
City of philanthropy and learning.
With MIT, Harvard and Tufts Universities forming it’s famed “Brain Triangle”, Boston is an international center of advanced learning. With Boston and Brandeis Universities also located in the city, Boston’s reputation is one of world class higher education. It’s numerous research facilities and colleges are known the world over as the gold standard.
Student vocational dreams will come to life in this hub of higher education, with endless possibilities for furthering high school studies in an enormous variety of professional disciplines.
But Boston is also a city of philanthropy, with Boston householders contributing more to charity than in any other city in the nation.
Intellectual capital of the USA.
The literary and intellectual traditions of Boston are some of the city’s proudest. It’s here that Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller produced some of their most compelling works.
A visit to the Old Corner Bookstore takes students into the heart of this vibrant tradition, as this has been called “the cradle of American literature”. Hosting meetings of local intellects and writers, it’s in this location that The Atlantic Monthly first saw publication.
Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall.
One of the most visited historic sites in the entire nation, Faneuil Hall has been serving as a market and meeting place for Bostonians since 1743. Today, it carries on, fulfilling its central role in the life and identity of Boston.
Located on the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall is one of 16 points of historic interest which form this route, passing through downtown Boston, taking in Boston Common and the Bunker Hill monument. The Old State House, Old State Meeting House and Paul Revere House can also be visited along the trail, as well as other points of historic significance.
These are our top things to do in Boston on your tour, but the city offers so much more for students. Peak Performance Tours has been creating outstanding educational tours for over 20 years. With an intimate knowledge of Boston, we create personalized itineraries which support educator goals and student learning.
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