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Sunday, July 6th

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!
www.charlesriverboat.com

9am - 10am - Independence Day Service
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
Worship in the church where the lanterns of freedom were hung.
www.oldnorth.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 – 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
Main deck is open weather permitting
11am, 2pm and 3pm guided tours, weather permitting, ticket required
Charlestown Navy Yard (617- 242-5601)
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

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.

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

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

11am -12:30 pm - 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

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 - 1:30pm - Sunday Sailing Brunch
Sail on a tall ship and enjoy a unique Sunday Brunch with the Liberty Fleet. Catered by the Silent Chef of Scituate, quiches, pastries, ham, fresh fruits and other delights taste so much better on a tall ship! Escape from the city heat. We even have a ships bar if you'd like to enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Reservations required. ($45 per person)  Brunch Tickets. Office 617-742-0333

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

11am - Noon - Independence Day Service
Old North Church (617-523-6676)
193 Salem Street, North End
Worship in the church where the lanterns of freedom were hung.
www.oldnorth.com

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

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

Noon – 1:00 pm - The Art of Change Ringing
Bigelow Courtyard, Old North Church campus (617-523-6676)
Did you know Paul Revere was a bell ringer at Old North as a teenager? Do you know what a change ringing bell is? Join us to discover more! A member of the Old North Church Bell Ringers explains the ancient and complex art of change ringing as the bells are being rung for Independence Day! FREE!
www.oldnorth.com

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

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

1pm-3pm - 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

1:30pm -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

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

1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm - Tory Stories
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

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 – 3:00 pm - 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

2:30pm - Revolutionary Town Meeting
Faneuil Hall, Second Floor Great Hall (617) 242-5642
Boston National Historical Park rangers invite you to an historic Town Meeting.  Visitors can join in the debate about the 1767 Townsend Acts.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

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

4pm - Revolutionary Town Meeting
Faneuil Hall, Second Floor Great Hall (617) 242-5642
Boston National Historical Park rangers invite you to an historic Town Meeting.  Visitors can join in the debate about the 1767 Townsend Acts.  Free.
go.nps.gov/bostonapp, www.nps.gov/bost

4pm – 5pm - 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

6pm-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
Boston Duck Tours (617-450-0068)
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 to book.  

6pm – Sunset –Concert at the USS Constitution
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park
A free Sunset Concert will be performed by Navy Band Northeast. In addition, the 1812 Marines will perform a rifle drill, USS Constitution’s will perform boarding pike and gun drills and at 8:25 p.m. the venerable ship will fire one of her guns.
http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/ussconstitutionofficial

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.