History Comes Alive! Take a Road Trip to Boston


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Recent events got the family thinking about this country’s origins? A trip to Boston is one way to revisit America’s rich history. Around every corner you and your young ones will find a place that has played a significant role in America’s past. But don’t worry, even if your kids don’t know the difference between a raincoat and a redcoat, this city also offers plenty of other things to see, do and eat. Click through for our Boston hot spots!

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

If your little revolutionaries haven’t had enough history, consider taking them over to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. This is an interactive museum, and again, you will meet costumed guides to help bring the historical events to life. But at this stop you and the kids are also given feathers to disguise yourselves, as well as new identities as historical characters. (Depending on your dramatic tendencies, you may even be assigned a speaking role.

Walk aboard one of two restored tea ships and then dump tea overboard. The interactive experience continues with a short film and other exhibits within the museum.

Good to know: A film depicting events leading up to the American Revolution can get loud and includes quite a bit of musket firing but you can step out if you think your littles might not like the noise.

Don’t forget a stop in Abigal’s Tea Room for a quick bite to eat and of course, sip a cup of tea.

Congress Street Bridge
Online: bostonteapartyship.com

What are your favorite things to do with little ones in Boston? Tell us in the comments below.

— Natalia Dotto

Unless otherwise noted: photos by Natalia Dotto Photography

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