My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

We Walked to Charlestown, MA to tour the USS Constitution

On a beautiful April Saturday last year, my husband and I left the TD Bank Garden (old North Garden) in Boston, walked over Rt. 93, and saw the Leonard P. Zakim bridge (above) and continued on to Charleston to tour the USS. Constitution. The last time I was there was over 55 years ago. Since so many tourists follow the free Freedom Trail, I thought I'd post what you will probably see along the way. I highly recommend this experience to visit the Constitution / Old Ironsides. We didn't receive any brochures, so I suggest you check the link just given for more information.

Washington Street Bridge.

There was a visitors center and check point. I barely remember the specifics because there was no wait for us. However, when we left, the line was pretty long to get on the ship.

Tour groups already forming as we left.

Stairs to below deck. I didn't go down, but my husband did.

The two photos below were taken on February 23, 2019 to show Washington Bridge that we walked along to Charlestown, shown in the distance..
The Bunker Hill monument and the U.S. Constitution can be seen below left, and a little snow (below right) left over from a 5" storm a few days before.

Our walk began at North Station (lower large white building) walked to major intersection and joined the Freedom Trail at the bridge. Walked on foot trail and took right (as the trail did) and followed trail to the USS Constitution and Museum in the Charlestown Navy Yard. It isn't a long walk, and the trail continues to the Bunker Hill Monument, from there we went to the Phipps Cemetery. Fortunately, it was a cool sunny day.