A REVOLUTIONARY DAY ,
ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 20
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
A Revolutionary Day that tracks the expulsion of the British from Boston
- Early Morning -- Mile Mark 0.0
- PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: A
crossroad to Fort Ticonderoga twice in 1775.
- LENOX: Colonial home
of Major General John Paterson and Major Azariah Egleston.
A historic and picturesque Berkshire village.
BARRINGTON: Local militia helped to defeat the rebels at the last
battle of Shays’ Rebellion.
- Mid-Morning -- Mile Mark 81.0
Where Henry Knox celebrated the near completion of his journey to Boston.
SPRINGFIELD: Home to the created colonial village of Storrowton on
the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
Home to the historic Court Square Park and the first United States arsenal.
Late Morning -- Mile Mark 106.9
- PALMER: A
part of the George Washington Memorial Highway.
- STURBRIDGE: Home
of the 1771 Publick House.
- Early-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 122.6
A picturesque town that has the last Knox Trail marker on this Revolutionary
War road trip.
A town whose family roots include those of Artemus Ward, the commander of the
Continental Army before George Washington’s appointment.
- WAYSIDE INN:
The inn where patriots and guests gathered and inspired Longfellow’s Tales
of a Wayside Inn.
- Mid-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 163.4
Once an important stagecoach stop on the way to Boston.
The town where the Revolutionary War began when American’s first open-fired
on British troops.
- Late Afternoon -- Mile Mark 177.5
The town famous for the “shot heard ‘round the world.”
- Early Evening -- Mile Mark 200.2
- BUNKER HILL:
The battlefield where Americans tried to stop the expansion of the British
occupation of Boston.
On today's Freedom Trail, the town that was destroyed by British cannon
prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- NORTH END:
Cross the Charles River on the Charlestown Bridge.
- DOWNTOWN BOSTON:
Where many of Boston’s most historic sites can be found.
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