Boston, the capital
of Massachusetts, enjoys a proud heritage as the 'Birthplace of Freedom.' Founded by Puritans in 1630, Boston was a focal point in the fight for liberty in Revolutionary times. Visitors to Boston today can follow
the Freedom Trail to view the sight of the Boston Massacre, in which British troops fired into a crowd of Bostonians and killed five people; the Old North Church, where Paul Revere
hung his two lanterns from the steeple to signal the route of British soldiers; the Old South Meeting House, in which the organizers of the Boston Tea Party met to plan their rebellion; the birthplaces
of Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere; and the Old Granary Burying Ground, where the gravestones read like a litany of important Bostonians who helped shape the future of the country.