One of my favorite things about Boston is the rich history of this city. While I could definitely do without the snowy frigid winters, the potholes, and the traffic, I'm really thankful to have grown up in one of the oldest cities in the US. It definitely made US History class much more interesting with a home town advantage.
I'm really happy that the city makes so much of the history accessible to locals and tourists as well. Many attractions are free or at least offer special days and times with discounted rates. A great example is this weekend's reenectment of the Boston Massacre.
Two hundred forty-one years ago this coming Saturday, the Boston Massacre took place--setting America on the road to revolution and independence. Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Old State House will commemorate the momentous act with a variety of events: a childrens' reenactment, "Trial of the Century" recreation of the soldiers' trial, and finally, at 7 p.m., the full reenactment.