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Friday, July 4th

8am – 3pm - USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)
Boston Marine Terminal, Fid Kennedy Avenue, South Boston
Free general public visiting. This amphibious assault ship with a crew of over 300 is homeported at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, in Virginia Beach, Va. Commissioned on June 8, 1996; she is able to carry more than 400 combat-ready Marines, approximately 40 vehicles and 40,000 cubic feet of cargo and equipment, which can be transported by both helicopter and landing craft. The 16,400-ton ship is 609 feet long and 84 feet wide, has a top speed in excess of 20 knots.
http://www.oak-hill.navy.mil/
https://www.facebook.com/ussoakhill

9am-10am – Flag Raising Ceremony and Parade
At the flag pole on the Plaza at City Hall
Follow the parade to the Granary Burial Ground where
wreaths are laid on the Patriots' graves, and then to
the Old State House

9am-6pm –Huzzah for Constitution!
Charlestown Navy Yard  (617-426-1812)
Citizens of Boston and the nation celebrated USS Constitution’s officers and crew after each successful War of 1812 battle. Come join the festivities at the USS Constitution Museum throughout the week of July 4th and partake in daily hands-on programming. All events will lead up to Constitution’s annual turnaround cruise on July 4th.
Open daily  |  Admission by donation
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org

9am-Noon – Footloose on the Freedom Trail
Boston By Foot (617.367.2345)
A Boston tradition! Tour the Freedom Trail in its entirety on this 3-hour guided walking tour
from the Boston Common to the U.S.S. Constitution offered everyIndependence Day. Walk
the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail on this patriotic tour and wind your way through historic Boston and it’s Fourth of July special events. There's no better time to tour the whole Trail than on the Fourth of July, no better way to start off the day,and no better way to celebrate America's birthday!
Meet at the foot of the Massachusetts State House steps on Beacon Street.
Admission $20, BBF members $10 info@bostonbyfoot.org
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Footloose_on_the_Freedom_Trail

9am-10pm – Boston by Land and Water
Charles Riverboat Co. (617-621-3001)
Enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers!
www.charlesriverboat.com

9am – 4pm, every half hour - Charlestown Navy Yard Video
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
(617-242-5601)
Join former workers and National Park Service employees as they tell the story of the Charlestown Navy Yard in a short video that follows the progress of the Navy Yard as it built and repaired ships, developed new technology and defended our liberty from 1800 until its closure in 1974. And explore the Navy Yard’s new role of preservation and adaptive reuse. Identification required for security checkpoint. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

9am - 6pm - Revolutionary Idea: The National Parks of Massachusetts
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
(617- 242-5642)
Watch a short film that tells the stories behind Massachusetts' national parks includes a glimpse at our revolutionary history. Use iPad stations to discover what to do and where to go. Download our free mobile app, with pre-loaded navigation, sites, and sample tours. It’s like taking a Park Ranger with you along Boston’s Trails to Freedom.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

9am -noon - Free Freedom Trail® Tours:  Meetings, Mobs, and Martyrs
On the hour, weather permitting
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
(617- 242-5642)
By imposing taxes and oppressive policies on the American colonies, the British Parliament threatened their traditions of self-government and Bostonians defied them. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, and Old South Meeting House. Along the Freedom Trail®, discover how Bostonians resisted these repressive strategies. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center. The tour is limited to 30 people. Ticket required, first come first serve, start handing out 30 minutes prior to start of tour. For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail bost_rsvp@nps.gov. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

9am – 6pm - Boston Harbor Cruises
One Long Wharf (1-877-SEE-WHALE)
From sightseeing cruises, to NEAQ whale watches, to adventures on the Boston Harbor Islands and from the Salem and Provincetown Ferries to the Codzilla thrill ride, Boston Harbor Cruises has the “something-for-everyone” options for a day of family fun and adventure on Boston’s historic and picturesque harbor.   Check website for full schedule. Prices vary.
www. bostonharborcruises.com

9:30am - 3:30 pm - Free Freedom Trail® Tours:  From Allegiance to Revolution
On the half hour, weather permitting
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
(617- 242-5642)
Dumping 46 tons of privately owned tea into Boston Harbor set in motion a series of events that would lead to Great Britain’ s loss of her American colonies. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, and Old North Church. Along the Freedom Trail®, meet the people who shifted the conversation from allegiance to revolution. The tour is limited to 30 people. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center. For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail bost_rsvp@nps.gov. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

9:30am - 4:30pm - Cradle of Liberty - Faneuil Hall Talks
Every half hour except when in use
Faneuil Hall, Second Floor Great Hall
(617 -242-5642)
Discover the importance of Faneuil Hall as a marketplace and meeting place from the 18th-century to the present as National Park Service Rangers offer 15-20 minute historical talks.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

9:30am - 5:00pm Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, 617-482-6439
Free admission to children 18 and under www.osmh.org

9:30am – 5pm - Scavenger Hunt: Where the Boston Tea Party Began!
Old South Meeting House, 617-482-6439
What was so controversial about tea in 1773? Explore clues to discover how the Boston Tea Party started at the historic Old South Meeting House in our fun scavenger hunt for ages 6 and up. Free with museum admission, and free to members. www.osmh.org

9:30am – 5pm - Choose a Side: Patriot or Loyalist? 
Old South Meeting House, 617-482-6439
Think you know where your allegiance lies? Take our fun quiz to find out which side you may have favored in colonial Boston! Then decorate a flag that shows your true stripes! Free with admission and free to members. www.osmh.org

10am-10:30am – Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Old State House, State and Devonshire Streets
Read from the balcony as it was on July 18, 1776
www.bostonhistory.org

10am – USS Constitution Museum
Official USS Constitution Museum Turn Around Luncheon Cruise
Leaving from Long Wharf and the Charlestown Navy Yard (two ships)
This July 4th is your last chance to see America’s Ship of State, USS Constitution, in all her glory as she makes her annual turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor. “Old Ironsides” is set to begin a restoration process in 2015 that will take three years to complete. She will not make another journey on the sea until she is in ship-shape. Enjoy a first-class viewing access as you cruise alongside the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. See Constitution fire a 21-gun salute to the nation, hear accounts of her victories from USS Constitution Museum historians and educators, and dine onboard one of Boston Harbor Cruises luxury vessels. Tickets are available on Boston Harbor Cruises website. http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/boston-harbor-cruises/turnaround-spectacular/

10am – USS Constitution Turnaround Lobster Lunch in Boston
617-603-0808
July 4th, enjoy a front row seat to a Boston tradition aboard the Spirit of Boston. Watch the USS Constitution Turnaround and enjoy a delicious lobster lunch buffet and historic narration as you watch her annual voyage.
U.S.S Constitution Turnaround Lobster Lunch Cruise | Friday | 7/4/14
Boarding: 10:00am | Cruising: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Price: from $59.90 per adult | $35.95 per child age 3 - 12

10am –USS Constitution Turnaround Lobster Lunch in Boston
617-603-0808
The oldest Commissioned warship afloat in the world, the USS Constitution - Old Ironsides - salutes the nation on the 4th of July Turnaround Cruise. Step aboard the elegant Odyssey and be treated to a historic narration as you watch her annual voyage of Boston Harbor from the water.
DJ Entertainment , Lobster Lunch Food Station Menu
Boarding: 10:00am | Cruising: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Price: from $68.90 per adult, $41.95 per child age 3 to 12

10am - USS Constitution Turn-Around Cruise
Bay State Cruise Company 
Includes Luncheon Buffet and Narration
Optimal Viewing Decks
Boarding 10am;  Sailing 11am-1:30pm
$55 Adult; $35 Kids 3-12
 Reservations- www.baystatecruisecompany.com

10am - USS Constitution Turn-Around Sail
Sail a tall ship while viewing the USS Constitution as she transits Boston Harbor.  "Old Ironsides" will pass Castle Island and fire a 21-gun salute at exactly 12 noon on the Fourth of July! During the event, the Liberty Fleet will offer a historical review of the ship and her rigging, using its own ship as a reference.  Enjoy a picnic while under way on this sail. ($100 per person) Liberty Fleet USS Constitution Turnaround Sail Office 617-742-0333.

10am – 4pm - Behind the Scenes Tours
Old North Church 617-523-6676
Guided tours of the church’s bell ringing chamber and crypt offered on the hour and half hour all day except for 12:00 and 12:30. Discover how change-ringing bells work and how crypts were used in colonial Boston! $6 adults/$5 students & military/$4 kids under 12
193 Salem Street, North End www.oldnorth.com

10:00am – 10:15am - Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, North End. 617-523-6676
Join our costumed interpreters for a lively reading of the document that changed our nation. Take a break from touring to sit in the famous church whose steeple sent the signals that ignited the Revolutionary War! Donations appreciated.
www.oldnorth.com

10am – 4pm - A Ship for Liberty:  USS Cassin Young
Charlestown Navy Yard (617- 242-5601)
Main deck is open weather permitting
11am, 2pm and 3pm guided tours, weather permitting, ticket required
Explore a historic World War II destroyer and learn about the Charlestown Navy Yard’s role in building and repairing ships to preserve global liberty. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

10am – 4pm - Decisive Day - Bunker Hill Talks
On the hour
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown (617- 242-5641)
Learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Discover why the battle, a British victory and a colonial loss, was an important step in the colonists' fight to drive the British army out of Boston during a 20-30 minute talk.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

10am – 4pm - Seabag Discoveries
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center or USS Constitution Museum (617- 242-5601)
Check out a free seabag and use it in the Navy Yard during your stay. The kits explore the ideas of national symbols and tools of the trade. Each discovery kit includes things for families to do together at each of the three sites within the Charlestown Navy Yard: the NPS Visitor Center, USS Constitution, and the USS Constitution Museum. The program is geared to families with children between the ages of 3-12.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

10am -4pm -Bells and Bones
King’s Chapel (617 523-1749)
58 Tremont St.  
Every half hour. Tour King's Chapel's over 200 year old crypt and learn about early American burial practices. Then, travel into the belltower to see our 2,437 pound bell, the last, largest, and "sweetest sounding" bell made by Paul Revere. Crypt only and Belltower only tours are available for a reduced fee..$8/per person for full crypt and bell experience (45 minutes); $5/per person for either crypt or bell only (20 minutes). Age 10+ only. Must be able to climb stairs.  www.kings-chapel.org

10:30am - 5:30pm - 18th c. Chocolate Making Demonstrations
Old North Church campus, 193 Salem Street (617-523-6676)
Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th century chocolate with costumed interpreters in one of the oldest domestic structures in Boston.
Donations appreciated. Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop,
www.oldnorth.com/captainjackson

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm – Walk Into History Tours – Freedom Trail®
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
ArtsBoston BosTix Booth, Faneuil Hall to Boston Common
Walk Into History Tours along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail led by 18th century costumed guides (90 minutes) Admission $8-$14, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

11am - Free Freedom Trail Tours®: Taking the High Ground
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, outside (617 - 242-5601)
Join a National Park Service ranger for a 45-minute walking tour that will take you from the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument in the footsteps of the British soldiers and Marines assaulting the hill on June 17, 1775. Learn about the tactics and strategies of the battle, and about the experiences of the participants. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

11am-Noon – Oration at Faneuil Hall
The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall
A traditional oration in “the Cradle of Liberty”
given by a  prominent citizen

11am - 4:30 pm - Otis House Museum Tours
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street
Enjoy tours of the Otis House, where a wealthy and prominent family lived in the 1790s. House tours are given on the half hour.
$10 adults, $5 children, Free to Historic New England members, Boston residents, children under 5. For more information, visit www.historicnewengland.org.

11am - Noon - Beacon Hill Treasures Walking Tour
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street 617-994-5920
Explore one of the country’s best preserved neighborhoods, rich with buildings of architectural and historical interest. This “greatest hits” tours explores Beacon Hill’s treasures, including the gold-domed State House fashionable Louisburg Square, the oldest black church in America, quaint Acorn Street, the memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and other points of interest. Registration is recommended.
$12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Please call the Otis House at or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

11am - 4pm (every hour on the hour) – Walk Into History Tours – Freedom Trail®
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont Street to Faneuil Hall
Walk Into History Tours along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail  led by 18th century costumed guides (90 minutes) Admission $8-$14, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

11am – Noon-  Help Mrs. Jackson Make Chocolate & Storytime with Mrs. Jackson
Bigelow Courtyard & St. Francis Garden, Old North Church campus (617-523-6676)
Do you like chocolate? Do you ever wonder where chocolate comes from or how it’s made? Come help Mrs. Jackson prepare chocolate by learning to use a winnow basket. Watch with glee while you toss the cocoa beans into the air and separate the cocoa nib from the shell. Then visit Captain Jackson’s Historical Chocolate Shop to discover how those nibs are turned into chocolate. Remember to stay for story time with Mrs. Jackson, who will be reading No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart. Even monkeys have a part in helping to create this delicious treat! Stop in Captain Jackson’s to sample American Heritage authentic 18th century drinking chocolate. Activity best suited for ages 5-10. Donations appreciated
www.oldnorth.com/captainjackson

11:00 am-3:00 pm --Puritans Patriots and Pirates
King’s Chapel (617 523-1749)
58 Tremont St.
Hourly. Learn about life--and death--in early Boston through the eyes of some of the residents of her oldest burial ground. This 25 minute living history tour through the King's Chapel Burial Ground tells of the lives of the hardworking Puritans in colonial Boston, the innovators and patriots who helped build the young American republic, and the seafarers who walked the fine line between brave privateer and villainous pirate. Free. Donations to the Chapel greatly appreciated; suggested donation $1 per person. Tour leaves from obelisk monument on the front patio outside of King's Chapel.  www.kings-chapel.org

11:30am - 3:30pm
Tory Stories

King’s Chapel, (617) 523-1749
58 Tremont St.
Hourly. Come sit in the historic box pews of beautiful King's Chapel and hear the untold stories of those who lost the war for America's independence. These once-prominent Bostonians will share tales of war, family, friends, and foes in an entertaining 25 minute program at the very church they attended at the time of the Revolution!  Free. Donations to the Chapel greatly appreciated; suggested donation $1 per person. Presentation is inside of the King's Chapel building. Please no flash photography, food or drink.  www.kings-chapel.org

11:45am -12:15pm – Salute to the Nation
Off Castle Island, South Boston
USS CONSTITUTION fires her 21-gun salute

Noon – African-American Patriots Tour
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont Street
Tales of intrigue, bravery, and defiance by African-American patriots who helped shape America led by 18th century costumed guides  (90 minutes)  
Admission $8-$14, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

Noon - Revolutionary Characters Live!
Old State House, 206 Washington Street (617-720-1713 x21)
Characters from the pages of history will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with two truly Revolutionary Characters™. Included with museum admission. www.bostonhistory.org

1pm - 2pm - Beacon Hill Treasures Walking Tour
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street (617-994-5920)
Explore one of the country’s best preserved neighborhoods, rich with buildings of architectural and historical interest. This “greatest hits” tours explores Beacon Hill’s treasures, including the gold-domed State House fashionable Louisburg Square, the oldest black church in America, quaint Acorn Street, the memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and other points of interest. Registration is recommended.
$12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Please call the Otis House or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

1 pm – Pirates & Patriots Tour – Freedom Trail®
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
ArtsBoston BosTix Booth, Faneuil Hall
A swashbuckling walking tour along winding alleys, wharfs, and docks led by 18th century costumed guides (90 minutes) Admission $8-$14, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

1pm-4pm – Tours of Fort Independence
Fort Independence, Castle Island, South Boston
Tours of a 19th century fort  
For additional information email ~ roy1042@gmail.com

1pm – 1:15 pm - Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street. 617-523-6676
Join our costumed interpreters for a lively reading of the document that changed our nation. Take a break from touring to sit in the famous church whose steeple sent the signals that ignited the Revolutionary War! Donations appreciated.
www.oldnorth.com

1pm – 5pm - Create Your Own Signal Lantern
Old North Church 193 Salem Street (617-523-6676)
Take some time to get crafty with your family in the beautiful Bigelow Courtyard! Make paper lanterns to take home and learn more about the famous “one if by land, two if by sea” lanterns.
$1.00 per lantern. www.oldnorth.com

1pm - Free Freedom Trail Tours®: Taking the High Ground
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, outside
(617 - 242-5601)
Join a National Park Service ranger for a 45-minute walking tour that will take you from the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument in the footsteps of the British soldiers and Marines assaulting the hill on June 17, 1775. Learn about the tactics and strategies of the battle, and about the experiences of the participants. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – North End Tours – Freedom Trail®
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
ArtsBoston BosTix Booth, Faneuil Hall
Stroll the North End along the red line led by 18th century costumed guides (90 minutes)
Admission $8-$14, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

2 pm - Revolutionary Characters Live!
Old State House, 206 Washington Street (617-720-1713 x21)
Characters from the pages of history will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with two truly Revolutionary Characters™. Included with museum admission.
www.bostonhistory.org

2pm -4pm - Free Freedom Trail® Tours:  Meetings, Mobs, and Martyrs
On the hour, weather permitting
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
(617- 242-5642)
By imposing taxes and oppressive policies on the American colonies, the British Parliament threatened their traditions of self-government and Bostonians defied them. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, and Old South Meeting House. Along the Freedom Trail®, discover how Bostonians resisted these repressive strategies. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center. The tour is limited to 30 people. Ticket required, first come first serve, start handing out 30 minutes prior to start of tour. For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail bost_rsvp@nps.gov. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

3pm-4:30pm – Ben Franklin: Son of Boston
Boston By Foot (617.367.2345)
Celebrate the life of Benjamin Franklin by walking among his boyhood homes and haunts in Colonial Boston. From his many inventions, creation of civic, philanthropic, and educational institutions, to his roles in the founding of America, the legacy of this Boston son is immeasurable.
Meet at the corner of School and Washington Street, at the Irish Famine Memorial.
Admission $12, BBF members $5 info@bostonbyfoot.org
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Benjamin_Franklin

3pm - 4pm - Harborfest Walking Tour: Beacon Hill Treasures
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street (617-994-5920)
Explore one of the country’s best preserved neighborhoods, rich with buildings of architectural and historical interest. This “greatest hits” tours explores Beacon Hill’s treasures, including the gold-domed State House fashionable Louisburg Square, the oldest black church in America, quaint Acorn Street, the memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and other points of interest. Registration is recommended.
$12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Please call the Otis House or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

3pm - Independence Comes to Boston Special Tour
Old State House, 206 Washington Street (617-720-1713 x21)
In 1776 Bostonians gathered under the balcony of the Old State House to hear the Declaration of Independence read for the first time. Discover the full story of how Independence came to Boston and how the liberty it promised shapes our lives today. Included with museum admission.
www.bostonhistory.org

3pm – 3:15pm - Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street
Join our costumed interpreters for a lively reading of the document that changed our nation. Take a break from touring to sit in the famous church whose steeple sent the signals that ignited the Revolutionary War! Donations appreciated.
www.oldnorth.com

3pm - Free Freedom Trail Tours®: Taking the High Ground
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, outside
(617 - 242-5601)
Join a National Park Service ranger for a 45-minute walking tour that will take you from the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument in the footsteps of the British soldiers and Marines assaulting the hill on June 17, 1775. Learn about the tactics and strategies of the battle, and about the experiences of the participants. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

3:00pm-3:30pm Independence Comes to Boston Special Tour
Old State House (617-720-1713 x21)
In July 1776 the free citizens of Boston gathered under the balcony of the Old State House to hear the Declaration of Independence read for the first time. Discover the full story of how Independence came to Boston and how that independence has shaped the lives of all Americans to this very day. Free with Old State House admission. www.bostonhistory.org

3:30pm - Revolutionary Characters Live!
Old State House (617-720-1713 x21)
206 Washington Street
Characters from the pages of history will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with two truly Revolutionary Characters™. Included with museum admission.
www.bostonhistory.org

4pm - 7pm - Celebrate Independence Day at Otis House- Free Open House
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street (617-994-5920)
Experience the elegant life of one of Boston’s leading families just after the Revolution as you visit the home of Harrison Gray Otis and Sally Otis. First floor open, free of charge.
For more information, please call the Otis House or visit www.historicnewengland.org.

4 – 6pm - USS Constitution
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park
Free general public visiting. USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1797 to 1855. Now a featured destination on Boston's Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship's history and the importance of naval seapower to more than 500,000 visitors each year. This is the last summer you can see Old Ironsides pier side until 2018, as she is scheduled to enter a three-year dry dock availability in early 2015 for restoration work in Charlestown Navy Yard.
http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial

5:00 – 5:15 pm: Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street
Join our costumed interpreters for a lively reading of the document that changed our nation. Take a break from touring to sit in the famous church whose steeple sent the signals that ignited the Revolutionary War! Donations appreciated.
www.oldnorth.com

6:00pm-7:30pm: The Dark Side of Boston
Boston By Foot (617.367.2345)
Get off the Freedom Trail and walk into the darker side of Boston! Unlock Boston's history of danger and suspense in this unique walking tour with Boston By Foot.  Join us as we wind among the labyrinth of small streets and alleys in the North End to explore the dark side of Boston, including the scourges of smallpox and influenza, the Molasses Flood, and the infamous Brink’s Job. Meet at corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, in front of the Tony DeMarco Boxer Statue.
Admission $12, free for BBF members info@bostonbyfoot.org
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Dark_Side

6pm - Dinner Cruise on the Boston Harbor
617-603-0808
Celebrate America's Birthday with the unmatched elegance aboard Odyssey in Boston!
Be pampered aboard our spectacular 4th of July Dinner Cruise with distinctive dining, live music paired with an entertaining DJ, and outstanding service.
 7/4/14 | Friday | July 4th Dinner Cruise
Boarding: 7:00pm
Cruising: 8:00 - 11:00pm
Price: from $104.90 per person

7:30pm - July 4th Dinner Cruise
617-603-0808
Honor your country with some vibrant fun aboard Spirit of Boston's 4th of July Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a bountiful dinner buffet, interactive DJ entertainment and outstanding harbor views!
 Boston Dinner Cruise | Friday | 7/4/14
Boarding: 7:30pm | Cruising: 8:00 - 11:00pm
Price: from $92.90 per person

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Fireworks Cruise
View Boston’s Fireworks Spectacular from the deck of a Liberty FleetTall Ships.  A late night picnic will be served as we listen to the Boston Pop's on our Bose Stereo System.  Avoid the crowds in town and enjoy the splendor of Boston at night from our tall ship. Tickets will sell out quickly. ($125 per person) Liberty Fleet Fireworks Sail. Office 617-742-0333.

Overnight - Liberty Fleet Bed & Breakfast
Try something different from a standard hotel, try sleeping on a tall ship at night! Stay in one of our rustic shipboard cabins and be treated to a continental breakfast in the morning.  ($55 - $70 per person) Click here for details and reservations, limited availability. Bed & Breakfast Availability. Office 617-742-0333.