I’ve always been obsessed with History. It has been my favorite school subject since it was introduced into our curriculum and was even my major freshman year of college. I’m so intrigued by our history and take every opportunity to learn and explore more of it. So, I decided to write today’s post a little late so I could share this experience with all of you! Hope you don’t mind 😉
The Old State House is located right in Downtown and for just $8.50 with a student ID I was able to take a guided tour or go by myself at my own pace. I would have done the guided tour but one had just left and the next one was at 4. I am impatient so I went on my own (which is still really fun and cool and I learned a lot!)
A little background history for you: The Old State house was built in 1713 and is one of the oldest public buildings in our country! Up until 1798 it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court. It is Boston’s oldest surviving building open to the public. It runs a long the Freedom Trail and is also the site of the Boston Massacre! It is now open to the public as a history museum.
I went in and was given my “ticket” an ID card. I was now known as William Scott. A shoemaker who had a long beard that frightened little children. He was very skilled and went on to get his portrait painted and published along-side a poem he wrote…about his beard. I feel like I connect with him on a spiritual level. We are clearly very similar!
Here are some more pictures!
I’m thinking the Paul Revere house is next! Have any of you been there? Let me know in the comments!
What are some other museums around Boston that I should check out? Preferably historic ones! All suggestions are welcomed 🙂