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Top Boston Field Trip Attractions

Posted by Jolene Bourgoin on March 24, 2020

Top Boston Field Trip


American history is embedded into the streets of Boston. Students can immerse themselves in the cradle of Liberty; by walking the streets many of our iconic historical figures walked before us.  Students discover the rich past of the city as they walk the Freedom Trail. Then onto toss some tea into the harbor to recreate the events of 1773. Then they can take some type to learn more about the local marine habitats of New England. Here are some of our "Top Boston Field Trip" attractions you can do in one day or as part of your multi-day school trip itinerary.

  • The Freedom Trail

  • The Boston Tea Party Ship

  • The New England Aquarium

Walk the Freedom Trail with an Costumed Guide

Stretching 2½ miles, the Freedom Trail weaves past 16 of the city's most historic sites. Along the walk, you will visit historic churches, meeting halls, cemeteries, and battlegrounds. The trail is easy to walk and with some comfortable walking shoes you will have a pleasant experience. Walking tours with the 18th-century costumed Freedom Trail Player tour guides offers an informative, 90-minute introduction to Boston's revolutionary roots. On your next Boston field trip, be sure to include this attraction on your itinerary! 

Students in front of the Paul Revere Statue in Boston. Students in front of the Paul Revere Statue in Boston, Massachusetts! 

Explore the New England Aquarium

Your students will find plenty to love at the New England Aquarium. Starting this trip off with the harbor seals that hang out just beyond the ticket booth! Inside, you'll find thousands of marine critters to study, and at the center: the Giant Ocean Tank. In other parts of the aquarium, you can find exhibits that are dedicated to penguins, sea jellies and seadragons, plus an IMAX Theater. The Aquarium provides educational resources and activities for teachers and kids. Make learning fun and unforgettable with programs on local marine life and habitats, developing science skills, and encouraging a stronger science identity. And don't forget to check out the Shark and Ray Touch Tank, which allows visitors to graze sharks and rays as they swim by.

Visit the Boston Tea Party Museum

At the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American history through a multi-sensory experience that includes live actors, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replica 18th-century sailing vessels! Re-enact the event that started the revolution. This museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. The unique museum sits on a barge in the water and  includes tours on restored tea ships and a stunning, interactive documentary. Students can also visit the 1773 Tea Chest - The Robinson Tea Chest is one of the oldest Boston museum artifacts. A true story unfolding right before your eye. Students will feel what the colonials felt while throwing tea into the same water they did.

Boston Tea Party Museum

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Topics: School Trip, Boston, field trips

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