Your Guide to the Boston Fire Museum

Your Guide to the Boston Fire Museum

By State, Massachusetts
Boston is riddled with history. It's been coined as "The Cradle of Liberty" because of its role in the early days of the American Revolution. But if you're looking for a different type of historical museum, then the Boston Fire Museum should be on your list. Here's what you need to know about the Boston Fire Museum as you plan your visit to Bean Town.   Getting to the Boston Fire Museum If you're staying in Boston, you'd be better off to use the metro, a taxi, an Uber or another form of transportation to get to the museum. Parking in and around the museum can be unpredictable and/or expensive. There is the Farnsworth Parking Garage behind the museum; but they only accept credit cards. The closest T stop (i.e.,…
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Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park

By State, Massachusetts
The famous ride of Paul Revere may have begun in Boston, but the events of April 19, 1775, beginning with two lanterns in the steeple of the Old North Church spread west toward Lexington and Concord. Minute Man National Historical Park captures the history of the day's events. Here's a rundown of what Minute Man National Historical Park has to offer visitors and historians of all ages. The park commemorates the events of April 19, 1775, and the beginning of the American Revolution. Follow the Events of April 19, 1775 When Paul Revere saw two lanterns hanging in the steeple of the Old North Church, he headed west to raise the alarm. The Regulars were heading toward Concord to capture weapons from the colonists. Around 1 a.m., Paul Revere and…
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Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

By State, Massachusetts
As a space enthusiast, I wanted to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. I wanted to learn more about the leader who sent us on a trajectory to the moon. I loved learning about America's 35th President. From his time as a boy to his years leading the greatest country on Earth. Here's what you and your kids can expect to learn on your visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Coconut Husk in the Theater Lobby After checking in at the admissions desk, head to the Theater Lobby where you can learn about the early years of John F. Kennedy. There were two things I found most interesting in this room that I had never known about. First, he fought…
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Explore Cape Ann on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

Explore Cape Ann on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway

By State, Massachusetts
The New England Coastline offers some amazing scenic views. Perfect for exploring or photographing. While in Boston for a business trip, I met up with my mom who lives in New Hampshire and we explored Cape Ann via the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The scenic byway stretches 90 miles across 14 coastal towns in Massachusetts. Our drive was specific to Cape Ann, stretching from Gloucester to Rockport and around to Annisquam - roughly 40 miles, not counting any side roads for sightseeing. Along the way we saw an historic fisherman's memorial, a spot to watch boats in the harbor, a quaint little town full of unique shops and of course, lighthouses. Here's your guide to exploring Cape Ann on a portion of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Stop at the…
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What to Expect at the Museum of Science in Boston

What to Expect at the Museum of Science in Boston

By State, Massachusetts
It's tough finding a place that appeals to kids of all ages, and doesn't bore the adults in the group either. The Museum of Science in Boston is full of engaging hands-on exhibits, amazing live presentations and natural mysteries. In fact, one of the exhibits shows how a toilet flushes - that's sure to interest young kids and maybe an adult or two as well. Haha! Visitors can spend hours at the Museum of Science and still note be able to full enjoy everything there is to do. Here's what you can expect during your visit, and the MUST-SEE things I loved exploring. This post may contain affiliate and sponsored links. Getting Started at the Museum of Science The Museum of Science allows you to buy your tickets online before…
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How to Eat a Boston Kreme Donut in Boston

How to Eat a Boston Kreme Donut in Boston

By State, Massachusetts
I've been eating Boston Kreme donuts from Dunkin' Donuts since I was a young child. For many years, the only access I had to a Dunkin' Donuts was when I traveled to the East Coast. But I always made sure to take advantage of the access I had to the breakfast item/treat. But one challenge with a Boston Kreme donut is the potential for the Kreme to spill out of the donut and make a mess. I recently spoke with a man from Massachusetts who no longer eats Boston Kreme donuts because of the mess. That makes me sad. So I decided to put together a quick video and post with tips on how to eat a Boston Kreme. And what better place to do it than at the site…
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12 Things Every Traveler Should See at Cape Cod

12 Things Every Traveler Should See at Cape Cod

By State, Massachusetts, National Parks
My mom lives in New England and is a fanatic for lighthouses. I traveled to Boston for a work conference in March and took a red eye flight so we could spend the day together. I was responsible for the itinerary, and after researching lighthouses in Massachusetts, Cape Cod shot to the top of the list. Since we were there during the off-season, there were no crowds, but there were also some tours that weren't running. Many of the restaurants were closed as well, but we were able to enjoy the sites and a good meal. Here's a rundown of the 12 things every traveler should explore at Cape Cod - off-season or not. Getting to Cape Cod National Seashore Cape Cod National Seashore is the southeastern part of Massachusetts;…
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Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

By State, Massachusetts, National Parks
I've walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail in downtown Boston three times in the past eight months. We walked the trail during a family vacation in August 2017. I walked it with a work colleague during a national public relations conference in October 2017, and again with a photography friend during another work conference in March 2018. I'm beginning to know the trail so well, I should become a designated tour guide. Better yet, I'll write about the Freedom Trail and invite you to walk the path that is full if history and the early events of the American Revolution. Boston is known as the Cradle of Liberty. It's in the buildings that dot the Freedom Trail where Paul Revere hung the lanterns that let everyone know if the red coats…
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Lowell National Historical Park

Lowell National Historical Park

By State, Massachusetts, National Parks
We had no idea what to expect when we pulled into the parking lot of Lowell National Historical Park. I discovered it during a quick Google search of national parks in Massachusetts whole vacationing in New England with the family. We enjoyed learning about America's first industrial city, and the interactive exhibits were something the kids enjoyed exploring. Here's what you can expect on your visit of Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts. The Visitor Center at Lowell National Historical Park As with any national park, the visitor center is the best place to start so you can get a lay of the land and decide what you want to visit in the park. It's even an opportunity to pick up a Junior Ranger packet for the kids. [caption id="attachment_218"…
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