We live in Salem, MA, which in case you didn't know was one of the first cities established in the United States. In our town (just 100 ft away) there is the oldest planned street in America, one of the first U.S. and Customs houses, houses from the 1600 and 1700s. It is pretty amazing to live in a town that was around during the colonization of America, the American Revolution and the signing of the declaration of independence.
Not only do we live in Salem, but we live near historic cities such as Lexington, Concord and Boston. This past weekend when D's parents were in town, we visited Concord to learn a bit more about the American Revolution. I am no history buff, in fact most of what I know about history was learned from reading historical fiction (so my knowledge base is not always 100% accurate) but I do love learning new things, especially through visiting places.
Here are some snapshots from our historical weekend.
Looking at the map and learning a bit of history in the process.
(also trying to find the visitors center)
Some historical Pete's coffee in beautiful Lextington
Part of the battle Road. This is close to where the Battle between the Colonists and the British began.
I thought this was interesting. The historical film we watched stressed that the British Soldiers were not plundering the towns, but just trying to get rid of weapons.
The shot that was heard around the world
At Walden Pond
Replica of Thoreau's house at Walden Pond.
Some not so historical photos