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Friday, July 5th

9am-10pm – Boston by Land and Water
Boston Duck Tours (617-267-3825),
Bay State Cruise Company (617-748-1435),
Boston Yacht Charters (617-268-1234),
Charles Riverboat Co. (617-621-3001),
Massachusetts Bay Lines (617-542-8000),
Odyssey Cruises (866-307-2469),
Old Town Trolley (617-269-7150),
Spirit of Boston (866-310-2469)
Learn about Boston while touring the City and Harbor
Times, lengths, routes and prices vary, reservations
recommended
www.bostonducktours.com
www.baystatecruisecompany.com
www.yachtingboston.com
www.charlesriverboat.com
www.massbaylines.com
www.odysseycruises.com
www.oldtowntrolley.com
www.spiritofboston.com

9am-5pm – To the Brink: "The Cuban Missile Crisis"
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
and Museum Columbia Point, Dorchester
(617-514-1600)
Listen in as the President works to avert a nuclear war.
Secretly recorded tapes highlight this milestone event
Admission $9-$12, 12 and under free
www.jfklibrary.org

9:30am-1pm – Tour Historic Boston Light
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-223-8666)
Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway
A guided tour of Little Brewster Island, site of the
first lighthouse in that nation. Climb 76 steps and two ladders
and meet the US Coast Guard keeper
Admission $29-$39, reservations recommended
www.bostonharborislands.org

9:30am-5pm – Scavenger Hunt: Where the Boston Tea Party Began
Old South Meeting House (617-482-6439)
310 Washington Street
Discover clues about how the Boston Tea Party started.
Fun for all ages, prizes for completing it
Admission $1-$6
www.osmh.org

9:45am-10am – Whiskers, Flippers and Fun
Seal exhibit at the New England Aquarium Plaza
(617-973-5200)
Harbor seals learn new behaviors.
They wave, and even get their teeth brushed!
www.neaq.org

10am-3:30pm – What’s Under the Golden Dome?
The State House, Secretary of the Commonwealth
Tours Division (617-727-3676)
Beacon Street at Park Street
Meet at Tour Desk on the second floor
A guided tour of the historic Bulfinch State House
www.state.ma.us/sec/trs

10am-4pm – 18th Century Garden Conversations
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
Discover herbs and flowers behind the 1773 Clough House
www.oldnorth.com

10am-4pm – Blockade! 1813
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown (617-426-1812)
Experience how sailors kept up their fighting
skills while trapped in Boston Harbor.
Admission by donation
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org

10am-4pm – Bells and Bones
King’s Chapel (617-523-1749)
Corner of Tremont and School streets
Tour the crypt and learn about Colonial burial
practices and visit the Revere bell in the tower
Admission $8, ages 10 and over
www.kings-chapel.org

10:30am-3:30pm – Tory Stories
King’s Chapel (617-523-1749)
Corner of Tremont and School Streets
Join Tory families (Loyalists) as they plan their
hurried escape from Boston to Nova Scotia
Donation appreciated
www.kings-chapel.org

11am-11:30am – Debate the Tea Tax
Old South Meeting House (617-482-6439)
310 Washington Street
Play the role of a Patriot or Loyalist to debate the tax on tea!
Admission $1-$6
www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org

11am-11:30am – Tour Copps Hill Burial Ground
Old North Church (617-523-4848)
193 Salem Street, North End
A walking tour of the second oldest
burial ground in Boston
Admission $3-$5
www.oldnorth.com

11am-3pm – Puritans, Patriots and Pirates
King’s Chapel, Corner of Tremont and School Streets
(617-523-1749)
Tour the Burial Ground and learn about Puritan Traditions,
Patriots, and tales of local Pirates
Donations appreciated
www.kings-chapel.org/

11am-4pm – Explore the Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300),
Boston Common Visitor’s Center 139 Tremont Street
A walking tour into history led by a Colonial guide
(every hour on the hour)
Admission $7-$13, tickets online
www.thefreedomtrail.org

11am-4:30pm – At Home with the Otises
Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street
(617-994-5920)
Tour the elegant mansion of Harrison Gray Otis, a
Congressman, Senator, and the third Mayor of Boston,
his wife, Sally Foster Otis, and their family
Admission $4-$8, Boston residents and under 5 free
www.historicnewengland.org

11:15am-11:30am – Whiskers, Flippers and Fun
Seal exhibit at the New England Aquarium Plaza
(617-973-5200)
Harbor seals learn new behaviors. The leap,
wave to visitors, and even get their teeth brushed!
www.neaq.org

11:30am-2pm – Luncheon on the Harbor 
Spirit of Boston (866-310-2469)
Enjoy lunch and historic narration while cruising
on the Harbor
Admission $42.90, reservations required
www.spiritofboston.com

11:45am-12:30pm – Plays in the Park
Children's Theater, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-223-8666)
Boston Harbor Islands Ferry kiosk
Long Wharf to Georges Island, Performed by kids for kids
Admission $9-$15 for ferry
www.bostonharborislands.org

Noon-12:30pm – Captain Kidd’s Treasure Hunt
Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at Samuel Adams’ Statue,
Faneuil Hall, Congress Street
A self-guided hunt for history with a pirate’s map
Admission per group $10 (up to 10), includes kit
www.bostonbyfoot.org

Noon-12:30pm – Early 19th Century Gun Drills
USS CONSTITUTION (617-242-2543)
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Undefeated in 33 engagements, watch the full sequence
of a naval gun drill
www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution

Noon-12:45pm – Explore the Grounds of the State House
The State House, Secretary of the Commonwealth,
Tours Division (617-727-3676)
Beacon Street at Park Street
Meet at Tour Desk on the second floor
A guided tour of exterior gardens and statuary
of the historic Bulfinch State House
Reservations requested
www.state.ma.us/sec/trs

Noon-1:30pm – Africa-American Patriots
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Boston Common Visitor’s Center, 139 Tremont Street
Tales of inrtigue, bravery, and defiance by Black townspeople
Admission $7-$13
www.thefreedomtrail.org

Noon-5pm – Sailing Adventures Aboard LIBERTY Schooners
Aboard LIBERTY CLIPPER and LIBERTY STAR
(617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Sail aboard majestic schooners in the Harbor
Admission $19-$30, reservations recommended
www.libertyfleet.com

GUY

Noon-3pm – GUY in concert
On the Plaza at City Hall (617-227-1528)
Dynamic, unique, and soulful

12:30pm & 2pm – Pirates and Patriots
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
ArtsBoston Booth, Faneuil Hall
A 90-minute walking tour of winding alleys and pathways,
wharfs and docks led by a Colonial guide
Admission $7-$13
www.thefreedomtrail.org

1pm-2pm – Beacon Hill Treasures
Otis House Museum (617-994-5920)
141 Cambridge Street
A guided walking tour of Beacon Hill in the early days
of  the Republic
Admission $6-$12, reservations recommended
www.historicnewengland.org

1:20pm-4:30pm – Tour Historic Boston Light
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-223-8666)
Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway
A guided tour of Little Brewster Island, site of the
first lighthouse in that nation. Climb 76 steps and two ladders
and meet the US Coast Guard keeper
Admission $29-$39, reservations recommended
www.bostonharborislands.org

1:30pm-2:15pm – Plays in the Park
Children's Theater, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-223-8666)
Boston Harbor Islands Ferry kiosk
Long Wharf to Georges Island, Performed by kids for kids
Admission $9-$15 for ferry
www.bostonharborislands.org

2pm-2:30pm – Early 19th Century Gun Drills
USS CONSTITUTION (617-242-2543)
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Undefeated in 33 engagements, watch the full sequence
of a naval gun drill
www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution

2pm-3:30pm – From North Square to Old North Church:
A Paul Revere Walking Tour

Paul Revere House (617-523-2338)
19 North Square, North End
A guided walking tour of Revere's neighborhood with a private
tour to the Church bell chamber
Admission adults $10, children $6 (ages 5-17)
www.paulreverehouse.org

2pm-2:30pm – Who Hung the Lanterns at Old North Church?
Old North Church (617-523-4848)
193 Salem Street, North End
Delve into the mystery of who hung the lanterns on April 18, 1775
Admission $3-$5
www.oldnorth.com

2pm-3pm –The Governors’ Gallery
The State House, Secretary of the Commonwealth,
Tours Division (617-727-3676)
Beacon Street at Park Street
Meet at Tour Desk on the second floor
Interesting stories about governors
from the Colonial era to the present
Reservations required
www.state.ma.us/sec/trs

2pm-3pm – Johnny Tremain’s Boston
Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at the corner of State and
Congress Street in front of 60 State Street. 
A guided walking tour tracing the adventures of a
silversmith’s apprentice in pre-revolutionary Boston
Admission $10, BBF members $5
www.bostonbyfoot.org

3pm-4pm – Beacon Hill Treasures
Otis House Museum (617-994-5920)
141 Cambridge Street
A guided walking tour of Beacon Hill in the early days
of  the Republic
Admission $6-$12, reservations recommended
www.historicnewengland.org


3:30pm-3:45pm – Whiskers, Flippers and Fun
Seal exhibit at the New England Aquarium Plaza
(617-973-5200)
Harbor seals learn new behaviors.
They wave, and even get their teeth brushed!
www.neaq.org

4pm-5:30pm – Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at Main Entrance (Gate 1),
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
A guided walking tour of one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the
US Navy and the home of USS CONSTITUTION
Admission $12, BBF members $5
www.bostonbyfoot.org

4:30pm- 7pm – DownCity Band
On the Plaza at City Hall (617-227-1528)
Electrifying R&B and classic pop
www.downcityband.com

6pm-8pm – Tall Ship Sunset Sail
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Sail aboard a majestic schooner in the harbor
Admission $19-$30, reservations recommended
www.libertyfleet.com

6pm-9pm – Clambake on Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-770-0040)
Boston Harbor Islands Ferry kiosk, Long Wharf
Enjoy an authentic New England clambake by the
Summer Shack on the beach with lobsters, etc.
Admission $75-$80, reservations required
www.bostonharborislands.org

6:30pm-8pm – Moonlight Splash In
Boston Duck Tours (617-450-0068)
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf
Enjoy a moonlight tour of Boston by land and water
Admission $18-$27
www.bostonducktours.com

6:30-10pm – Dinner on the Harbor
Spirit of Boston (855-310-2469)
Enjoy dinner and the sunset in a unique setting
Admission $66.90, reservations required
www.spiritofboston.com

6:45pm-8:30pm – USS CONSTITUTION Sunset Parade
Adjacent to USS CONSTITUTION (617-242-2543)
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
The traditional ceremony honoring our Nation’s flag
www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/cny.htm

7pm-7:30pm – Speak out for Liberty!
The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall,
Boston National Historical Park (617-242-5642)
A lively discussion of the issues of the day in 1770
www.nps.gov/bost

7pm-8:30pm – Drums in the Night
Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums
(781-488-3206)  
The Court Yard at Old City Hall, 45 School Street
Music from the American Revolution to the present
Rain date: Sunday, July 7 at 7pm
www.mcvfifesanddrums.org

7:30pm-10pm – Ghosts and Gravestones Presents:
A Night in King's Chapel Burial Ground

King's Chapel Burial Ground (617-212-5262)
Near the corner of School Street and Tremont Street
Join us for a tour through Boston's oldest graveyard
as our ghoulish guides share tales of Boston's dark history.
Tours begin at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm
www.ghostsandgravestones.com

8:30pm-10:30pm – Rum and Revolution
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Singing, music, and libations under sails and stars
Admission $35, reservations required, 21+
www.libertyfleet.com

 

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