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Wednesday 7/4

 

Monday, July 2nd

9am-5pm – “In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy,
The White House Years”

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Dorchester (617-514-1600)
Portions of Mrs. Kennedy’s oral history interview, and
with artifacts, photographs and documents she describes
Admission $9-$12, 12 and under free
www.jfklibrary.org

9am-10pm – View the Tall Ships
Bay State Cruise Company (617-748-1435),
Boston Seaport Boat Charters (800-425-8419, 617-261-6633)
Boston Yacht Charters (617-268-1234),
Charles Riverboat Co. (617-621-3001),
Massachusetts Bay Lines (617-542-8000),
Odyssey Cruises (866-307-2469), and
Spirit of Boston (866-310-2469)
Welcome the Tall Ships as they arrive in port
Times, lengths, routes and prices vary, reservations
recommended
www.baystatecruisecompany.com
www.yachtingboston.com
www.charlesriverboat.com
www.massbaylines.com
www.odysseycruises.com
www.spiritofboston.com

9:30am-5:30pm – Whale Watch Cruises
New England Aquarium (617-973-5206)
Whales frolicking in their natural environment
Admission $34.95-$44.95, reservations required
www.neaq.org

9:45am-10am – Whiskers, Flippers and Fun
New England Aquarium Plaza (617-973-5200)
Watch harbor seals jump, spin, and get their teeth brushed
www.neaq.org

10am-10:30am –Kids Re-enact the Boston Massacre
Outside the Old State House (617-720-1713 x21)
State and Devonshire Streets
Recreate the massacre with Redcoats and Snowballs
www.bostonhistory.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 – Affairs of State
Boston National Historical Park (617-242-5641)
Commandant’s House, Charlestown Navy Yard
A guided tour of the historic 1805 house with the
Commandant’s wife and 1812 sailors
www.nps.gov/bost

10am-4pm – Seabag Discovery Kit
Boston National Historic Park, Charlestown Navy Yard
Visitor Center (617-242-5641)
Check out your kit and explore the ideas of national
symbols and tools of the trade of the War of 1812
www.nps.gov/bost

10am-4pm – One Ship, One Crew, One Nation!
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown (617-426-1812)
Discover how these elements preserve the new
Republic in the 1812 Discovery Center
Admission by Donation
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org

10am-4pm – Behind the Scenes at Old North Church
Old North Church (617-523-4848)
Meet at 193 Salem Street, North End
Tour the church’s crypt and bell tower
Admission  $3-$5
www.oldnorth.com

10am-4pm – Kayaking on Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-723-8666)
Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Kiosk, Long Wharf
Kayak with a ranger, weather permitting
Admission $9-$15 for ferry, space limited
Must be 14 or older
www.nps.gov/bost

10am-4pm – 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
Admission $3-$5
www.oldnorth.com

10am-4pm – 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

10am-4pm – Two if by Sea:  Family Fun
Old North Church
193 Salem Street, North End (617-523-4848)
The story of the lanterns, make your own.
Go on a scavenger hunt inside the church
Admission $2 per family
www.oldnorth.com

10am-6pm – Tour USCGC EAGLE
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
(617-223-5469)
America’s tall ship
www.uscg.mil

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 requested
www.kings-chapel.org

11am-1pm – Tours of Fort Independence
Castle Island Association/DCR (617-727-5290)
Fort Independence, Castle Island, South Boston
Tours of a 19th century fort  
www.bostonfortindependence.com

11am-4pm – Explore the Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail Foundation  (617-357-8300)
Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
A walk 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 (617-994-5920)
141 Cambridge Street
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
New England Aquarium Plaza (617-973-5200)
Watch harbor seals jump, spin, and get their teeth brushed
www.neaq.org

11:30am-1pm – Pirates and Patriots
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Meet at ArtsBoston Booth, Faneuil Hall
A walking tour of winding alleys and pathways, wharfs
and docks of led by a Colonial guide
Admission $7-$13
www.thefreedomtrail.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 (617-242-7511)
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-1:30pm – African-American Patriots
Boston Common Visitor’s Center, 139 Tremont Street
A guided walking tour of Crispus Attucks, Phillis
Wheatley and Prince Hall’s 18th century Boston
Admission $3-$7
www.thefreedomtrail.org

Noon-2pm – Re-enact the Boston Tea Party
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Raid a British ship with the Sons of Liberty.
Throw tea in the harbor and fire the cannons!
Admission $24-$35, reservations recommended
www.libertyfleet.com

Noon-3pm – Mission Hill

On the Plaza at City Hall (617-227-1528)
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1pm-2pm – Beacon Hill’s 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 required
www.historicnewengland.org

2pm-2:30pm – No Tax on Tea!
Old South Meeting House (617-482-6439)
310 Washington Street
Participate in the reenactment of the final historic
debate leading up to the Boston Tea Party
Scripted role cards available
Admission $1-$6, under 6 free
www.osmh.org

2pm-2:30pm – Early 19th Century Gun Drills
USS CONSTITUTION (617-242-7511)
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Undefeated in 33 engagements, watch the full sequence
of a naval gun drill
www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution

2:30pm-3:30pm – Paul Revere’s North End
Paul Revere House (617-523-2338)
19 North Square, North End
A guided walking tour of sites that marked Revere’s
life, including his silversmith shop and foundry
Admission $1.50-$5, under 5 free
www.paulreverehouse.org

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Duel of the Privateers
LYNX
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II (888-557-7433)
Rowes Wharf and Fan Pier
A mock sea battle between the LYNX
and the PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
Admission $50 - $75, reservations required
www.privateerlynx.com
www.pride2.org

3pm-4pm – Beacon Hill’s 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 required
www.historicnewengland.org

3:30pm-3:45pm – US Coast Guard Silent Drill Team
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard (978-806-5050)
The elite national precision drill team
http://www.uscg.mil/honorguard/silent_drill_team.asp

4pm-4:30pm – Early 19th Century Gun Drills
USS CONSTITUTION (617-242-7511)
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Undefeated in 33 engagements, watch the full sequence
of a naval gun drill
www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution

4pm-5:15pm – US Coast Guard Band in Concert
Pier One, Charlestown Navy Yard (978-806-5050)
The US Coast Guard’s national touring band plays
Patriotic favorites
http://www.uscg.mil/band/

4:30pm-7pm – Element 78 in Concert

On the Plaza at City Hall (617-227-1528)
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5:30pm-7pm – Charlestown: Where Boston Began

Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at City Square Park at Chelsea Street and Rutherford Avenue
A guided walking tour of the early Puritan Settlement,
The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Monument
Admission $12, BBF members $5
www.bostonbyfoot.org

5:30pm-7pm – Historic Boston Pubs
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Meet at ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall
Visit the real headquarters of the American
Revolution – four historic pubs!
Admission $43, must be 21, reservations required
www.thefreedomtrail.org

6pm-9pm – Clambake on Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
(617-960-7166)
Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Kiosk, Long Wharf
Enjoy an authentic New England clambake by the
Summer Shack on the beach with lobsters, etc.
Admission $70-$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 $19-$29
www.bostonducktours.com

6:30pm-8:30pm – View the Tall Ships at Sunset
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Observe the splendor of the tall ships up close
Admission $40-$50 reservations required
www.libertyfleet.com

9pm-11pm – Rum and Revolution: Tasting at Sea
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Taste the spirits that stirred the revolution, while Colonial
musicians entertain with tavern songs
Admission $40, must be 21; reservations required
www.libertyfleet.com

 

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