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Boston Virtual Field Trip

An Exploration of this Revolutionary City

In the 18th century, Boston was one of the most important cities in the British American colonies. It was known for its bustling port, numerous printshops, political ideals, and lively taverns. In the 1760s and 70s, Boston took on a new role of revolutionary host. Boston is the birthplace of the American War for Independence and will be not just a key city in the Revolution strategically, but also symbolically.

Lace-up your shoes, grab your cup of tea, and don your tricorn hat as we take you virtually to Boston. Climb aboard Old Ironsides-the USS Constitution-and fire a broadside. Stroll through Buckman Tavern as you await the arrival of Paul Revere. Have a tea party of your own in Boston Harbor. Visit the site of the "shot heard 'round the world." Dive into a lobster roll at one of America's oldest eateries. Join us in Boston for a virtual tour of this revolutionary city!


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