Day 1 :
Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts!
- Arrive in Boston:
Meet your WorldStrides course leader and prepare for a journey back in time to visit Colonial America.
- New England Aquarium:
Explore the waters of the world, from the Boston Harbor to the mysterious Amazon River in this state-of-the-art museum. This state-of-the-art aquarium has it all, from sharks and sea turtles to anacondas and seals!
- Tea is Brewing Tour:
This exciting tour features the Old South Meeting House, where the plan for the Boston Tea Party was conceived, and an accompanying multimedia exhibit.
- Prudential Center Skywalk:
Soak in the breathtaking views of Boston and beyond from this sky-high observatory.
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
Be a Part of History!
- Lexington and Concord:
Welcome to the home of the American Revolution! Textbooks come to life as you explore these two key sites that sparked the Revolutionary War.
- Walk Lexington Green:
Relive the shot heard 'round the world at the site where it all began. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for our right to democracy when learning about the men who stood up for America's autonomy.
- National Heritage Museum:
Enjoy this extensive museum that concentrates on American history from the chronicles of the Revolutionary War to popular culture.
- Drive to Concord:
- Old North Bridge Battle Site:
Stand on the grounds of one of the earliest battles of the Revolutionary War. Envision the struggles and triumphs that happened on this very soil.
- Author's Row and Walden Pond:
Visit the homes of famous authors when visiting Author's Row, home to Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott. Also visit Walden Pond, the site of Henry David Thoreau's cabin where he wrote his book "Walden".
- Drive to Plymouth:
- The Mayflower II:
Climb aboard a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620.
- Plimouth Plantation:
See the Pilgrims' world come to life! This village recreates the lives of the Pilgrims, some of America's most famous immigrants.
- Return to Boston:
- Return to Hotel:
Day 3 :
Continue to Discover Boston!
- Museum of Science:
Take a science break! Discover exhibits on atomic energy, natural history, public health, and astronomy.
Flash forward to life as a student at one of Cambridge's esteemed colleges. This city is home to two of the finest universities in the country: M.I.T. and Harvard.
- Freedom Trail:
This walking tour takes you into the heart of Boston. Learn about the events surrounding the birth of America and see many important sights along your way, including Boston Common, America's oldest public park; Old Granary Burying Ground, where Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock are buried; the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre; and the Bunker Hill Memorial.
- Return to Hotel:
Day 4 :
Salem and More!
- Hotel check-out:
- Drive to Salem:
- Walking Tour of Salem:
This peaceful town was once home to the infamous witch trials of 1692. Tour the Salem Witch Museum, a Gothic Revival church housing 13 tableau depicting events surrounding witchcraft and the trials. Also visit the House of the Seven Gables, the site that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous book.
- John F. Kennedy Library and Museum:
Explore the history and accomplishments of one of America's most popular presidents. This museum celebrates the life of the youngest president and gives visitors a better understanding of his role in our nation's recent history.
- Depart Salem for Home:
*This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.