Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Touring Boston - Free Fun Fridays - Tons of Great, Budget Friendly, Ideas to Tour Boston During the Summer

Every year during the summer Boston does this thing called "Free Fun Fridays." Each week they have a handful of museums and historic type things open for free for the day and it changes every week all summer long.  This is the perfect chance to explore some of the museums and attractions that your interested in that might otherwise seem too expensive.

Touring Boston - Free Fun Fridays - Tons of Great, Budget Friendly, Ideas to Tour Boston During the Summer


We were lucky enough to go on Freedom Trail day.   When my husband and I came to visit Boston before moving we had a brief exposure to the historic waking tours while we were touring one of the cemeteries. The actor leading the group was telling some really funny stories and we were intrigued, but didn't end up going on a full tour ourselves.


Freedom Trail Tour Boston Capitol Building
Now that it was free we made the extra effort to check it out and we loved it!  If you come to Boston I would highly recommend the historic tour.

I had to laugh at human nature when we were bought to the historic state house.  We were told that about 50 years ago the city was going to tear down the building because they needed to widen the road.  A bunch of people got together to try to raise money to save the building but in the ended didn't raise enough so the city was going to demolish it.  However, they were approached by some county in Illinois that was all for the widening of the road, but wanted to buy the state house and reassemble it brick by brick in Illinois.  To which the city of Boston immediately replied with something along the lines of "You can't have our historic state house!  This is Boston history!" and the state house still stands in the middle of the city.

Freedom Trail Tour Boston Historic State House
In any case Free Fun Fridays are everything the name suggests and you should really make an effort to check out some of the events.


Have you been here before?  If so I'd love to know more about your experience and any tips or tricks you have in the comments section below. 

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Freedom Trail Tour guide dressed up actor

Freedom Trail Tour

Freedom Trail Tour guide dressed up actor