Lost-In-Founders

A diary of my visit to two cities in the center of the founding of my country: Boston and Philadelphia Oct. 14 - 24, 2005


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Trip Itinerary


Friday 14th Travel
    5:00 --- Leave Nashville
    10:58 -- Arrive at airport, take taxi to B&B.
    12:00 -- Arrive at B&B. Sleep.

Saturday 15th Boston
    9:00 --- Duck Tour
    10:30 -- Bunker Hill
    12:00 -- USS Constitution Tour
    1:00 --- USS Constitution Museum
    2:00 --- Leave USS Constitution Museum for Pierce/Hichborn House
    2:30 --- Tour of Pierce/Hichborn House (tentative)
    3:30 --- Tour of Revere House (tentative)
    5:00 --- James Rego Square (tentative)

Sunday 16th Boston/Quincy
    9:00 --- John Adams State Park - Tour park, including several Adams homes and church
    3:30 --- Harrison Otis House tour
    4:30 --- Beacon Hill walking tour (self-guided)

Monday 17th Boston
    8:00 --- Old Granary Burying Ground
    9:00 --- Massachusetts State House
    10:00 -- King's Chapel & Burying Ground
    10:30 -- First Public School/Benjamin Franklin Statue
    10:45 -- Old Corner Bookstore Building
    11:15 -- Old South Meeting House
    12:00 -- Old State House
    12:45 -- Boston Massacre Site
    1:00 --- Lunch
    1:30 --- Faneuil Hall - talk at 1:30 in 2nd floor auditorium
    2:15 --- The New England Holocaust Memorial
    2:30 --- Paul Revere House & Pierce/Hichborn House (tentative, only if missed on Sat.)
    3:30 --- James Rego Square (tentative, only if missed on Sat.)
    3:45 --- Old North Church free tour every 15 minutes, call to reserve 50 minute private tour for $8

Tuesday 18th Lexington/Concord
    9:00 -- Pick up rental car at Boston Airport
    Morning - early afternoon - Lexington
    Afternoon - Concord

Wednesday 19th Philadelphia
    8:00 -- Arrive at Boston Airport
    9:30 -- Depart US Air
    11:00 - Arrive at Philadelphia airport
    12:00 - Arrive at B&B
    1:00 -- Declaration House (Graff)
    2:00 -- National Constitution Center
    5:00 -- Dinner

Thursday 20th Philadelphia
    8:30 -- Independence Hall Visitor Center
    9:00 -- Watch movie at Independence Hall
    10:00 - Christ Church Burial Grounds
    11:00 - Arch Street Friends Meetings House
    12:00 - Christ Church
    12:30 - Liberty Bell
    1:30 -- Independence Hall
    3:00 -- Old City Hall
    3:30 -- Congress Hall
    5:00 -- Dinner
    7:30 -- Lights of Liberty

Friday 21st Philadelphia
    9:30 --- Elfreth's Alley
    10:00 - Elfreth's Alley Museum
    10:30 -- Betsy Ross House
    11:30 -- Franklin Court
    12:00 -- Franklin Court Museum
    1:00 --- Franklin post office
    1:30 --- Carpenters' Hall
    2:30 --- Todd & Bishop Houses
    4:00 --- Second Bank Portrait Gallery
    5:00 --- Dinner
    7:00 --- Philadelphia Art Museum

Saturday 22nd Philadelphia
    10:00 -- Barnes Foundation
    1:00 --- Library Hall & Philosophical Hall
    2:30 --- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    3:00 --- Physick House
    4:00 --- Powell House
    6:00 --- Old St. Joseph's Church

Sunday 23rd Virginia
    8:00 --- Arrive at Philadelphia AMTRAK station
    8:42 --- Depart on train
    10:35 -- Arrive at Union Station, rent car
    12:00 -- Arrive at Mt. Vernon
    5:00 --- Leave Mt. Vernon, drive to Charlottesville
    7:00 --- Check into hotel
    7:30 --- Dinner somewhere

Monday 24th Virginia
    8:00 --- Arrive at Monticello
    1:00 --- Depart Monticello, drive to Montpelier
    2:00 --- Arrive at Montpelier
    4:00 --- Depart Montpelier
    6:00 --- Arrive at airport
    7:50 --- Leave Dulles

3 Comments:

Blogger Ned Williams said...

Wow, what an itinerary . . . I hope to keep tabs on your experience. Thanks for sharing it with us.

10/13/2005 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie, I am impressed by your organizational skills. I wonder where you acquired them? I hope to follow your every visit and learn some interesting citizen views about our birthplace.
Pat Barker

10/15/2005 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie take plenty of photos and bring back cool stuff that I can share with my students since, I can't afford to go. :)
Have a safe trip.
Jennifer

10/15/2005 3:29 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home