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Day 1: Arrive in Boston, MA. Meet a historian/escort who will be with your guide for the entire trip. Lodging accommodations are in the Boston suburbs for two nights. Dinner is included this evening at a popular restaurant.
Day 2: Meet your guide for a historic walking tour along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Starting with Boston Common, this tour also includes the site of the Boston Massacre, the Massachusetts State House, the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill and much more.
Plus you enjoy free time for lunch and shopping at Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market. The a fternoon will include either a Boston Harbor Cruise. Then tonight’s dinner tonight will be in Boston’s Italian North End.
Day 3: Today you visit the Lexington & Concord War Sites, the first engagements of the Revolutionary War. These battles marked the beginning of open arms conflict between Britain and the thirteen colonies.
You will visit Harvard Yard, the Cambridge Common where Washington took control of the Continental Army, follow Paul Revere’s route when he warned ‘The British are coming.,’ visit Lexington Green and Old North Bridge where embattled farmers fired the ‘shot heard round the world.’
Next is a stop at Minutemen National Historic Park. We begin our journey into the Green Mountains of Vermont and check into the Holiday Inn Rutland for a four night stay. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening. You may enjoy games, a movie or a swim in the pool following dinner.
Day 4: Start the day with a Lake Champlain Cruise aboard the M/V Carillon. Learn about the meeting of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775 as they plan the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
Take the Historic Cable Ferry across the lake to Fort Ticonderoga. Your Fort Ticonderoga visit includes a guided tour, a musket firing, a cannon firing and fife and drum march.
Lunch is one own at the Fort. Dinner is included at the hotel and evening activities are planned.
Day 5: Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and discover that it’s the most historic body of water in North America.
Then step back in time when you climb aboard the Philadelphia II Replica Gunboat and learn about the life of citizen soldiers in Champlain Valley in 1776. A picnic lunch is included before departing the museum.
Next, stop at Mount Independence. Here in 1776, 12,000 soldiers built a massive fort to protect Lake Champlain from a British attack from the North.
Your last stop of the day is Hubbardton Battlefield in Castleton, VT. One of the most successful rear guard actions in the annals of American history was fought in the green hills of Hubbardton.
This was the only battle to take place on Vermont Soil. Dinner tonight at the hotel with evening activity.
Day 6: Visit the Bennington Battle Monument & Bennington Battlefield. Learn how General John Stark and the New Hampshire Militia defeated an attachment of British Forces led by Colonels Baum & Breymen.
A picnic lunch is served following this visit. Travel to Saratoga, NY and visit the Saratoga National Historic Battlefield. The park preserves the first significant American military victory of the American Revolutionary War. A farewell dinner served at the hotel and evening activities planned.
Day 7: After breakfast, depart for home.