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Saturday, July 5th

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-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! $15 adults, $8 under 12, and $13 seniors
www.charlesriverboat.com

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 – 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 – 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 – 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-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: Conversations in the 18th c. Garden
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End (behind the Gift Shop)
Discover herbs and flowers of the 18th century with the Old North gardener, Alan Hobbs.  Enjoy a retreat in the quiet space between the Clough House and the Gift Shop on the Old North campus. FREE
www.oldnorth.com

10am – 4pm - Behind the Scenes Tours
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
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
www.oldnorth.com

10am – 4pm - A Ship for Liberty:  USS Cassin Young
11am, 2pm and 3pm guided tours, weather permitting, ticket required
Charlestown Navy Yard
(617- 242-5601)
Main deck is open weather permitting. 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 – 6pm - USS Constitution General Public Visiting
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park
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. Free
http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial

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

10:30 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

10:30am - 6:30 pm - Boston Harbor Tall Ship Sailing
Join the Tall Ships LIBERTY STAR and LIBERTY CLIPPER for 1 ½ to 2 hour sailing trips in historic Boston Harbor.  Leaving from Central Wharf alongside the New England Aquarium.  ($24 -$40 per person) Click here to purchase tickets or see our schedule. Liberty Fleet Harbor Sailing Office 617-742-0333.

10:30am - 5:30pm - 18th c. Chocolate Making Demonstrations
Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop (617-523-4848)
21 Unity Street, North End (Old North Church campus)
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
www.oldnorth.com/captainjackson

11:00am-12:30pm - Johnny Tremain's Boston
Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Based on Esther Forbes’ prize-winning novel of the same name, our tour traces the footsteps of young Johnny, a silversmith’s apprentice in Boston who gets caught up in the whirlwind of events that lead up to the American Revolution. His adventures come to life as we walk along today's Freedom Trail stopping at sites such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Paul Revere's House, and the Old North Church. Get acquainted with the bustling and political town of Johnny's Boston that has become the exciting American city of today. Meet at the corner of State and Congress Streets, in front of 60 State Street. Admission $10 BBF members $5
info@bostonbyfoot.org
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Johnny_Tremain

11am - 4:30 pm - Otis House Museum Tours
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street (617-994-5920)
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, please call the Otis House or visit 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 - 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

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 - Of Muskets, Men and Liberty
Weather permitting
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown
The men who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 came from many different places and for different reasons. One thing they all had in common was their musket.  Explore the motivations, emotions, and fears of those who participated in the battle. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

11:30am - Tory Stories
Hourly until 3:30
King’s Chapel, (617) 523-1749
58 Tremont St.
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

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

Noon -3:30pm – Tours of Fort Independence
Fort Independence, Castle Island, South Boston
Tours of a 19th century fort  
For additional information email roy1042@gmail.com

12:30pm - Of Muskets, Men and Liberty
Weather permitting
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown
The men who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 came from many different places and for different reasons. One thing they all had in common was their musket.  Explore the motivations, emotions, and fears of those who participated in the battle. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

1pm - 3pm - Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs
The Paul Revere House (617-523-2338)
19 North Square, North End
Free with admission to the Revere House
In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty & Deirdre Sweeney perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife, & other instruments. www.paulreverehouse.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 – 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 or 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. $12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Registration is recommended. Please call the Otis House or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

1pm – 5pm - Create Your Own Signal Lantern
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
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

2pm - 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

2:00-3:30pm - Charlestown: Where Boston Began
Founded two years before Boston, Charlestown was the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Paul Revere crossed the Harbor and began his famous Midnight Ride here.  The American colonists resisted the British regulars at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the town was burned to the ground. Tour this small, urban village to learn of the 1628 Puritan settlement and such distinguished citizens as John Harvard and Samuel Morse.  Discover the early history of what is today a thriving Boston neighborhood.
Admission $12 BBF members $5
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Charlestown

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

2:30pm - Of Muskets, Men and Liberty
Weather permitting
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown
The men who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 came from many different places and for different reasons. One thing they all had in common was their musket.  Explore the motivations, emotions, and fears of those who participated in the battle. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

3pm – 4pm - 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 or 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. $12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Registration is recommended. Please call the Otis House or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

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

3:30pm - 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

3:30pm - Of Muskets, Men and Liberty
Weather permitting
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown
The men who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 came from many different places and for different reasons. One thing they all had in common was their musket.  Explore the motivations, emotions, and fears of those who participated in the battle. Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

4:00pm-5:00pm Trial of the Century (18th Century Edition!)
Old State House (617-720-1713 x21)
Great for kids and families! Watch patriot lawyer John Adams defend British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre. Tickets are included with museum admission, but space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 9:00am on July 5th at the Old State House welcome desk. Come early to get a role! (Audience participation encouraged!)
Free with Old State House admission. www.bostonhistory.org

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 - Boston Duck Tours Sunset Splash Ins
Departing from the New England Aquarium from 6:20 – 7:25. Adults: $31.99; Seniors/Students: $25.99; Children (3-11): $20.99; Children under 3: $10.50. Purchase tickets at the New England Aquarium ticket booth or contact Boston Duck Tours at 617-450-0068 to book.  

6 – 7pm - Art & Architecture Tour
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
Interactive tour focusing on the aesthetic components of the oldest Georgian church in Boston. Decode the meaning of these visual elements by looking, discussing, and looking again. There’s always more than meets the eye! $10 adults / $8 students & military
www.oldnorth.com

7pm-9pm – Revelry on Griffin’s Wharf!
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum presents  Revelry on Griffin's Wharf!
Join us for a night of historical merry-making!  Experience a bustling colonial wharf through hands on activities and performances.  Meet Paul Revere and the daring Sons of Liberty!  Play colonial carnival games and scavenger hunts!  Throw tea into Boston Harbor!  Explore two 18th century ships, meet the crews, and hear stories from the golden age of sail. Admission $15
www.bostonteapartyship.com<http://www.bostonteapartyship.com

8:30pm - 10:30pm - Rum and Sea Music Cruise
The Tall Ship LIBERTY CLIPPER will sail back in time as hilarious characters in colonial dress entertain you with their songs, music and stories - and of course, the rum! They will have you singing sea shanty work songs and dancing the sailor’s hornpipe on the main deck with their fiddles and concertinas.  21 and over please, Cash Bar. ($40 per person) Liberty Fleet Rum and Music 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.