Top Student Destinations: Boston

For a New England adventure unlike any other, Boston has everything your student group could want, packed into one beautiful city.

 

Paul Revere HouseFirst and foremost for your student group is getting a good dose of history. Visit the Bunker Hill Monument, standing 220-feet tall to mark the first battle of the American Revolution, and then visit the Concord Museum, a celebration of Concord’s relevance in both our freedom and our cultural growth with artifacts from New England’s vital place in our history. To keep up with the American Revolution trend, gallop to the home of Paul Revere, preserved to be the exact same as when he left for his infamous ride. On Freedom Trail, your group will walk the 2.5 mile pathway packed with 16 historical sights, such as Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, Ben Franklin statue and more. One last notable stop on a historical tour is Battleship Cove, where several American wartime ships have been preserved for tours and education.

 

Shying away from the American Revolution, even more opportunities for learning await on a Boston student trip. The Museum of Science and Omni Theater shows films while students are wrapped in a five-story, domed screen and surrounded by state-of-the-art digital sound. The New England Aquarium houses African Penguins, the California Sea lion, a Cownose Ray, the Giant Pacific Octopus, Green Anaconda, a Green Sea Turtle, and the Leafy Sea dragon just to name a few, as well as conducts multiple educational presentations and exhibitions throughout the year. Those who want to learn about one of the nation's finest presidents can make their way to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, where students get a first-hand experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership through exhibits including Campaign Trail, The Briefing Room, The Space Race, Attorney General’s Office, The Oval Office, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and The Kennedy Family.

 

via salemwitchmuseum.com

via salemwitchmuseum.com

To just get out and have some fun after a busy day of sightseeing, head over to Fenway Park for a Redsox game, or see the infamous Blue Man Group perform at The Charles Playhouse. For a nighttime scare, learn all about the haunted history of Boston as told by a cursed privateer, pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny. For a few more spooks, hop on your broomstick and join the Coven over at the Salem Witch Museum, where a guide takes you back to 1692, through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and also the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.

 

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