One major plus to us moving all the way across the freaking country is the history. I have a BA in History and I'm super pumped to see all that surrounds me. Unfortunately for me, it's frigidly cold outside and I don't want to go out in that. We managed one trip before the first snow storm hit.
We did a short bit of the freedom trail, hitting the site of the Boston massacre first. This site was outside the Old State House. We didn't go to the museum part of the State House because we hadn't planned to pay for it. So there wasn't much to see. Definitely on my list of places to go back and explore more thoroughly. We then down to Faneuil Hall. Inside there were multiple portraits and busts of major characters in the revolution. It was a cool place to visit.
Here's a group shot in front of the Samuel Adams Statue to the West of the Hall:
There's a also an indoor food court right next door that we wished we had known about. We hadn't planned on eating there and it was about to snow, but next time we definitely will plan to try out some of the food. It was very touristy food, but I'm sure it will take a few years to no longer feel like tourists when visiting these places.
The kids don't have a huge attention span for these historical sites. When it gets warmer I hope to venture out on Saturday afternoons on my own so I can take the time I want reading every little plaque and taking it all in. Next on the list: The minuteman park and the Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.