Tour #3 - USS Constitution and Museum/Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
Tour #3 – Wednesday, May 21, 2014
USS Constitution and Museum/Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
Departure: Durham 8:00 AM and Portsmouth 8:30 AM
**PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO BOARD THE USS CONSTITUTION**
This trip will excite both the historian and shopper in you. First we will tour the decks of the USS Constitution which is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. She is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain where she earned the nickname of “Old Ironsides” and enough public adoration to keep her from the scrap heap.
After this guided ½ hour tour, we will walk across to the USS Constitution Museum. There we will have a 20 minute or so Hands-on History program called, “A Sailor’s Life for Me” and about another half hour to tour the exhibits on our own.
Next we board our bus for the ride to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area. Here we will be on our own to select the restaurant where we wish to eat (LUNCH ON YOUR OWN) and the shops we wish to visit. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the quintessential New England marketplace to enjoy the historic Food Hall in Quincy Market or shop the local stores or dine in the many restaurants. Often there is live entertainment in the form of street performers to add to our pleasure. It has also become known as the best location in the city to people watch.
People may also visit the North End, walk the Freedom Trail...or do a number of other things in the area. (IF THEY INVESTIGATE THESE IDEAS AHEAD OF TIME AND THEY ARE BACK ON THE BUS AT 3:30 PM!!)
A VISITOR’S GUIDE will be provided on the bus to enhance the afternoon visit to the Faneuil Hall area which is steeped in history.
The bus will leave the area promptly at 3:30 PM
Handicap Accessibility – SHIP itself is not wheelchair/handicap accessible, upper deck requires stairs and ladders to climb; HOWEVER, a film is available to view the entire interior of the ship. MUSEUM is entirely handicap accessible as is Faneuil Hall.
The cost is $35.00 per person which includes transportation, admission to museum, docents, snack, taxes and gratuities (including the bus driver)
Approximate time of return: Portsmouth 5:30 PM and Durham 6:00 PM