Boston National Historical Park is comprised of Bunker Hill Monument, Bunker Hill Museum and U.S.S. Constitution, as well as the privately owned sites of Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Paul Revere House, which operate in conjunction with the national park. Many consider the Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, a must-see while visiting Boston. While you can view the ship from the outside at any time, for planning purposes, please note that there are no tours on Mondays.
Located in the towns of Concord,Lincoln, and Lexington, just 20-30 minutes east of the campground, is Minute Man National Historical Park, where the Revolutionary War began, and authors such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott made their homes. Visit the North Bridge in Concord, the Lexington Battle Green, and scenic Walden Pond.
North of the campground, also by about 20 minutes, is the city of Lowell, home of Lowell National Historical Park, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Visitors will learn of the history of the mill girls, their working environment, and living experiences. Sign up for a boat tour to travel along the canals, which supplied the water power for the mills. Free informative trolley and walking tours are also available. Don’t forget to visit the Quilt Museum while you’re in town.
Did you know that Lowell is the home of Jack Kerouac, author of the beat generation’s classic novel, On the Road? Where Whistler’s Mother was painted? Home of Mickey Ward, subject of Academy Award winning movie The Fighter?
Adams National Historical Park is located in Quincy, about an hour from Littleton. While there, you’ll tour eleven buildings, including the birthplaces of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is reached by car in 50 minutes. See where America’s 35th president grew up.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site encompasses a nine acre park, exploring the early days of Salem’s shipping industry.