10 Best Places to Visit in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a U.S. state in New England known for its significant Colonial history. In Boston, its capital, the Freedom Trail is a walking route of sites related to the American Revolution. These include the Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating the war's first major battle in 1775. The city is also home to the Museum of Fine Arts and other notable institutions. The Red Sox pro baseball team plays at Fenway Park.
10 Minute Tourist: Massachusetts' North Shore
Take a tour of two towns on Massachusetts' North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport.
Boston Hop on Hop off Tours
Boston Hop on Hop off Tours at a 'cruise visit' to Boston. Walked the 0.2 miles to Old Trolley bus stop 18a where we we purchased tickets at the kiosk. Orange line serving the cruise ships is only going to stop 1.
We spent a day on the bus learning about and seeing Boston. It is an informative and fun way to visit Boston's many sites.
Trolley pickups are frequent and the driver took the time to point out all the history of Boston and other random knowledge.
NEWARK, NJ- WASHINGTON PARK
Washington Park is a city square in Downtown Newark, New Jersey. It is the northernmost of the three downtown parks, along with Lincoln Park and Military Park, that were laid out in the colonial era.
The triangular park is bounded by Broad Street, Washington Street, and Washington Place at the end of Halsey Street. It is home to several public statues and is surrounded by historical, civic, and commercial buildings.
New England by Drone - Aerial Video - DJI
This is my first Drone video, shot via DJI Spark Drone on parts of my New England road trip across the North East, United States. Got some great Aerial footage of the landscape. Enjoy! All constructive criticism is welcome.
1. Fearless First - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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3. Wepa - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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East Coast Road Trip, Spring Break, 2017
Take a look at my 8 day Maine-Florida-Maine solo road trip during of Spring Break 2017
Bunker Hill - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Bunker Hill Boston
The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.
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Travel blogs from Bunker Hill:
- ... We then went up to Bunker Hill to see the site of the first major battle between the English and soon to become Americans but it was closed for restorations ...
- ... One being Bunker Hill where the USA forces fought against the British for the first time ...
- ... It takes you past numerous sites like Boston Common, Paul Reveres' house, and Bunker Hill ...
- ... Now you'd think the best attraction would be Paul Revere's House, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, or the Old North Church ...
- ... I hiked the 260+ stairs of Bunker Hill National Monument (site of the 1st major battle of the Revolution and site of devastating losses to ...
- ... Cheaper than central locations and adequate Yesterday we walked the Freedom Trail ending up on top of Bunker Hill with its stone monument and Paul managed the 300 steps to the top whilst I sat in the sunshine ...
- ... bridge in the world -- it is 10 lanes wide; the Longfellow bridge named after poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the Bunker Hill monument commemorating one of the bloodiest battles of the American revolution; and of course the Boston Public Library ...
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- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Photos in this video:
- View from the top of the bunker hill monument by Elrigster from a blog titled Has anyone seen my humbugs?
- Harbour from top of Bunker Hill Obelisk by Heyco from a blog titled Boston
- Boston from top of Bunker Hill Obelisk by Heyco from a blog titled Boston
- View of Boston from Bunker Hill Monument by Calmyourjets from a blog titled No sign of tetley at the tea party!
- Bunker Hill Monument - 300 steps (free) by Pauleddy from a blog titled In Boston
- Freedom Trail - Bunker Hill Obelisk by Heyco from a blog titled Boston
- Boston - Taken from Bunker Hill by Cascaderoadtrip from a blog titled Boston
- View from Bunker Hill Monument by Anniela from a blog titled Life in Massachusetts
- Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge by Worldtrip_kp from a blog titled Sleep in and Boston Freedom trail walk
- Monument at bunker hill by Paulleck1975 from a blog titled Sometimes you wanna go
- On top of bunker hill by Kath_and_per from a blog titled The Last Supper
- Bunker Hill Monument by Worldtrip_kp from a blog titled Sleep in and Boston Freedom trail walk
- Bunker Hill monument by Bashleyf from a blog titled Following the red brick road
- Bunker Hill Monument by Anniela from a blog titled Life in Massachusetts
- Bunker Hill Memorial by Jamiemeasures from a blog titled Brits...don't say 'cheers'...
- Bunker Hill Memorial by Jarrettalane from a blog titled Finally back in the US, but not home
- Bunker Hill Monument by Gary_cailin from a blog titled Back in the USA!
- Boston Bunker Hill by Exploreamerica from a blog titled Boston and surrounding sites
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Fort Jefferson | Dry Tortugas Islands of Florida, USA
Fort Jefferson is one of the central features of the seven small Dry Tortugas Islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Jefferson constructed between 1845 and 1876, Fort Jefferson named after the third President Thomas Jefferson, and Fort Jefferson is a 19th-century third system coastal fortification that occupies the majority of Garden Key in the remote Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys. Nearly thirty years in the making, Fort Jefferson was never finished nor fully armed. The largest masonry structure in the Americas, and it is made-up of over 16 million bricks. The design called for a four-tiered six-sided 1000 heavy-gun fort, with two sides measuring 415 feet, and four sides measuring 564 feet. It was named Dry Tortugas because there is no fresh water. The fort is located on Bush Key later called Garden Key in the lower Florida Keys within the Dry Tortugas National Park. In 1825 Spain sold these Islands to United States for $5 million.
After the Civil War, the fort was used as a federal prison, while the most frequent transgression for the civilian prisoners was robbery. In July 1865 four special civilian prisoners arrived. These were Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edmund Spangler, Samuel Arnold, and Michael O'Laughlen, who had been convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The most famous prisoner was Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth. Construction of Fort Jefferson was still under way when Dr. Mudd and his fellow prisoners arrived, Mudd provided much-praised medical care during a yellow fever epidemic at the fort in 1867, which killed many prisoners including O'Laughlen, and was eventually pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released. By 1888, the military usefulness of Fort Jefferson had waned, and the cost of maintaining the fort due to the effects of frequent hurricanes and the corrosive and debilitating tropical climate could no longer be justified. In 1888, the Army turned the fort over to the Marine Hospital Service to be operated as a quarantine station.
In January 4, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who visited the area by ship, designated the area as Fort Jefferson National Monument. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 10, 1970. On October 26, 1992 the Dry Tortugas, including Fort Jefferson, was established as a National Park.
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