Are you coming to Boston this summer to enjoy the city’s rich historic sites? Most people rightfully associate the city with the American Revolution and the founding of this nation. What is often overlooked, however, are the many sites connected to the American Civil War and the history of the abolition movement.
In an effort to address this oversight I decided to put together a tour of historic sites in and around Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and Public Gardens that highlight the city’s Civil War history.
This tour is for people who want to dig a bit deeper into this history and are interested in learning how to interpret monuments, including the Shaw Memorial, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and Freedman’s Memorial.
I am interested in working with the general public as well as school groups and history educators, who want to learn how they can organize and lead tours for their students.
Note: At some point soon I will put together a tour of Cambridge that includes Harvard’s Memorial Hall, Cambridge Common, and Mount Auburn Cemetery.