#17 best destination in the world

 

Freedom Trail

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  • 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.
  • Stops along the trail include explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate.
  • Other stops include the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House.

 

Clark Art Institute

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  • Art museum and research institution whose collection consists of European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the fourteenth to the early twentieth century.

 

Lizzie Borden House

Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts

  • From 1874 to 1892, the house was the property of Andrew Borden, Lizzie’s father, who was a member of Fall River high society.
  • After Lizzie’s trial and acquittal of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe, Lizzie and her sister Emma did not return to the house.
  • It has operated as a bed and breakfast since 1996 under the ownership of Martha McGinn who inherited the house.

 

Fenway Park

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  • Oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball
  • Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city’s American League baseball team

Atwood Museum

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  • The Atwood House Museum in Chatham, Massachusetts is a property of the Chatham Historical Society which, in 1926, purchased the property of Captain Joseph Atwood to protect the property and to display and preserve articles and documents related to Cape Cod’s history

 

Mapparium

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  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a research library, museum, and repository for the papers of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science

 

The Witch House

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  • Home of Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718) and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692, thought to be built between 1620 and 1642
  • Corwin bought it in 1675 when he was 35, and he lived there for more than 40 years; the house remained in the Corwin family until the mid-19th century

 

Forest Hills Cemetery

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  • Historic 275-acre rural cemetery, greenspace, arboretum and sculpture garden located in the Forest Hills section of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston

 

Danvers State Hospital

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  • Was a psychiatric hospital located in Danvers
  • Built in 1874
  • Despite being included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the majority of the building was demolished in 2007, only the cemetery remains

 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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  • Art museum in Boston, Massachusetts, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art
  • In 1990, thirteen of the museum’s works were stolen; the crime remains unsolved and the works, valued at an estimated $500 million, have not been recovered
  • A $10 million reward for information leading to the art’s recovery remains in place

 

Myles Standish Burial Ground

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  • #8 of the oldest cemeteries in the world
  • Oldest maintained cemetery in the United States
  • Final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, including Captain Myles Standish
  • Was in use from approximately 1638 until 1789 at which point the cemetery was abandoned
  • It was reclaimed in 1887, generating a widespread interest in locating the resting place of Duxbury’s most famous colonist, Myles Standish
  • After two exhumations in 1889 and 1891, it was generally agreed that Standish’s remains had been located and a memorial was built over his gravesite

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 13 days

Best Time To Fly: June-Oct

Airline tickets: $338

Seattle -> Boston (round trip) = $338

Food: $45/day x 13 days = $585

Metro/bus pass: $23

Rental car: $547

$60/day x 9 days = $547

Gas: $33

Entertainment: $200

Airbnb: $188 x 12 days = $2,259

TOTAL: $3,985

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