Step into more than 100 years of Boston’s fascinating history with the American Battlefield Trust, as we visit some of the city’s most iconic locations from the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War eras. Throw tea into the Boston Harbor just as patriots did in 1773. Explore Lexington & Concord where “the shot heard around the world” was fired in 1775. Fire a cannon from the famous USS Constitution and check out artifacts from the 54th Massachusetts before enjoying a lobster roll at the Union Oyster House. Our trip to one of the most historic cities in the country has something for everyone to enjoy!
This virtual field trip was made so that students across the country can experience the important stories that Boston has to offer. Thank you to the Bowe and Barbara Stewart Foundation, Americana Corner, and the members of the American Battlefield Trust for making this trip possible.
0:00 Welcome to Boston
1:48 Colonial Boston Explained
4:17 Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
14:50 Tea Overboard!
18:24 The Freedom Trail
18:59 Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
20:12 Old North Church
21:47 Boston, The Spark of the Revolution
23:32 The Liberty Tree Artifacts
25:09 Minute Man National Historical Park
31:11 Lexington Green
39:15 Union Oyster House
41:49 The Revolution is Won, What Now?
42:55 Bucks of America Flag
44:03 Original Copy of the Newburgh Address
47:43 USS Constitution
1:03:24 54th Massachusetts Artifacts
1:10:31 The Legacy of Boston’s History
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