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Thursday, July 3rd

9 am – 6 pm - Huzzah for Constitution!
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 of June 30th and partake in daily hands-on programming. All events will lead up to Constitution’s annual turnaround cruise on July 4th.
Charlestown Navy Yard  |  Boston, MA 02129
617-426-1812
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org
Open daily  |  Admission by donation

9am-10pm – Boston by Land and Water
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
Charles Riverboat Co. (617-621-3001)
www.charlesriverboat.com

9:30am - 11:30am - Liberty Kids Sail!
  One free kid per paying adult.  Join the LIBERTY CLIPPER for an exciting sail around the harbor. ($19 - $30 per person) Click here for tickets!

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 - 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

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

11am - 4:30 pm - Otis House Museum Tours
Enjoy tours of the Otis House, where a wealthy and prominent family lived in the 1790s. House tours are given on the half hour. Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
$10 adults, $5 children, Free to Historic New England members, Boston residents, children under 5. For more information, please call the Otis House at 617-994-5920 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

1pm - 2pm - Beacon Hill Treasures Walking Tour
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. Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
$12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Registration is recommended. Please call the Otis House at 617-994-5920 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

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!
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.
Old State House, 206 Washington Street
www.bostonhistory.org or 617-720-1713 x21

3pm - 4pm - Beacon Hill Treasures Walking Tour
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. Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
$12 nonmembers (children $6), $6 Historic New England members (children $3)
Registration is recommended. Please call the Otis House at 617-994-5920 or purchase tickets at www.historicnewengland.org.

3pm - Independence Comes to Boston Special Tour
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.
Old State House, 206 Washington Street
www.bostonhistory.org or 617-720-1713 x21

3:30pm - Revolutionary Characters Live!
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.
Old State House, 206 Washington Street
www.bostonhistory.org or 617-720-1713 x21

6pm-7:30pm – The Adams Family in Boston
Walk Boston with John and Abigail Adams and three generations of their descendants. Hear their experience of the city from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.
Meet at the Boston Massacre Marker in front of the Old State House.
Admission $12, BBF members $5
617.367.2345 – info@bostonbyfoot.org
www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Adams_Family

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.  

6pm-7:30pm - The Tipsy Tour: Dram Shops and Drunken Sailors
Booze. Hooch. Liquor. Kill Devil. Grog. Applejack. It’s all covered on the Tipsy Tour: Dram Shops & Drunken Sailors! This tour is not a pub crawl - it's an exploration of Boston's boozy past! We’ve brewed a batch of tales that covers pub life through the ages. You’ll hear stories from the very beginnings of Boston’s history through Prohibition and meet some interesting characters along the way.
Admission $15, BBF members $5
617.367.2345 – info@bostonbyfoot.org
Website:  www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/tipsy-tour

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

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.