"Boston Strong" is the new slogan of the city. This strength lies in people's minds and, although it is still recovering from the April marathon bombing of this year, Boston is hosting the celebrations of July 4, 2013. Best identified in the history of the Boston Tea Party and Where Paul Revere resides, Boston is at the forefront of American history and ranks favorably as an easily accessible urban community.
In addition to hosting its annual eponymous marathon, Boston is known to be a model pedestrian city that has developed in part through the creation of one of America's first historic hiking tours, the Freedom Trail. The guide for Boston Freedom Trail is a brick line embedded in the sidewalk that leads those who follow it to downtown, beyond the Quincy Market and into the north.
The trail offers an introduction to the revolutionary colonial Boston by connecting sixteen historic buildings to the city, including Paul Revere's home, and covers two and a half centuries of America's most remarkable past.
The first rays of the sun filter through the quadrilateral of the old northern church as we begin to follow the path of freedom. Built in 1723, it is the oldest active church building in Boston. He comes from the old tower of the north church where he was shouted: "The British are coming".
The lasting fame of this almost three-hundred-year-old church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church hangman, Robert Newman, climbed the bell tower and held up two lanterns as a sign of Paul Revere that the British were traveling to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fatal event triggered the American Revolution.
Located on the trail between two historic churches, Old North and St. Louis. Stephen, is the Paul Revere Mall, a quiet, tree-lined area lined with brick walls and bronze plaques telling the story of the famous inhabitants of the North End Boston. Opposite the street is an impressive statue of Paul Revere on horseback.
Goldsmith Paul Revere bought a small frame house at 19 North Square in 1770 and installed his mother, wife and five children there. Built in the 1600s, this is the oldest building in downtown Boston and one of the few buildings of the ancient era in the history of colonial America.
On the night of April 18, 1775, Revere left his home in North Boston and began a journey that would become a legend. Today, his home, a national historic monument, is located along the Freedom Trail. Its dark gray shutters shine under the bright sun. As a bonus, for visitors, the backyard includes a 900-kilo bell, a small mortar and a USS Constitution lock, all manufactured by Paul Revere & Sons.
A visitor training and visitor center project is currently underway and is scheduled to open in 2014. The center will include educational programs, exhibits and a museum gift shop. The new complex will also be fully accessible to the disabled.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, placing the 13 colonies on the path of freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American holiday will be marked by parades, fireworks and barbecues in the courtyard, not only in Boston, but throughout the country.
Boston and our nation have changed a lot over the past 237 years. In July 1776, an estimated 2.5 million people were living in the newly independent nation. The current population of our country exceeds 320 million.
Since its inception, Boston has encountered a lot of chaos and treated them with relentless force. Undoubtedly, Boston is a beautiful historic city that knows how to repair, because the remarkable strength of Boston resides in the spirit of resolution of its citizen.