On my last day of the tour, I was really sad that these 4 days which I was waiting to do from a long time since I had booked is coming to an end. On our final leg of the tour, we went to MIT, Harvard University, Massachusetts State House which were the main centres of the tour. Guest’s were given a chance to either take a self-guided tour or the Boston Harbor Cruise, also we had a chance to visit Trinity Church, Quincy Market and have Boston Lobster Meal. Later we stepped onto our way towards New York.
Boston is capital and one of most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is 21st most populous city in the USA which covers around 124 km sq and has around 650,000+ population. Boston, MA is one of the oldest municipalities in the USA which was founded on Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. This city holds key events during the American Revolution such as the Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Boston and many more. Today, Boston is a thriving city which has many colleges and universities wand supports many streams such as Law, Medicine, Engineering and Business. The city is considered a world leader in start-ups as it has over 2000+ start-ups. We were given an option to walk Freedom Trail or choose the Boston Harbor Cruise.
Later, we visited Harvard University. This was an in-depth tour of the university which was student-led and they helped us to know the history and architecture for one of the oldest universities in the world. Harvard University was founded in the year 1636, the name Harvard was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. The governing body of Harvard, The Harvard Corporation was established 14 years after the establishment of the University. In early college period, the classes were conducted primarily on Congregational and Unitarian clergy and later in the 18th-19th century some of the subjects were added and some subjects were relaxed. After the event of the American Civil War during the tenure of President Charles W. Eliot, the college was transformed into professional school and modern research university. Later onwards, many people helped in the growth of the undergrad and post-grad and particularly during the Great Depression and World War II, James Bryant Conant led the university and later after the war there was a reform in curriculum and admissions.
Later we visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which is a premier educational institute in the world for the field of science and technology. They have highly selective intake and intense academics. As of October 2019, 95 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medallists have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers. In addition, 58 National Medal of Science recipients, 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation recipients, 50 MacArthur Fellows, 73 Marshall Scholars, 48 Rhodes Scholars, 41 astronauts and 16 Chief Scientists of the US Air Force have been affiliated with MIT.
We had an option to visit
1) Prudential tower: An iconic skyscraper which is the second largest building in the city with over 750 feet tall and was completed in 1964. This is a staple for Boston Skyline ever since and stayed over half a century.
2) Massachusetts State House: A booking for the tour should be made to visit the iconic building perched atop Beacon Hill. Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor’s offices and the state legislature.
3) Trinity Church: An iconic landmark of Boston, Trinity Church is located near the upscale Back Bay. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and one of must-visit place in Boston.
4) Quincy Market: Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
5) Boston Lobster meal: Famous for its shellfish and lobsters, the boson lobster meal is a must-try out cuisine when you are in the city. Once considered the poor man’s food, the lobsters are now a priced meal where the rich are ready to shell out more money to have a good lobster meal.
In this couple of options to do while on my last day before my departure to New York and ended my 4-day journey across 3 states of the USA with happy memories and lot of information.