Saturday, October 2, 2010

Plymouth 2010 - Friday - Lexington & Concord, MA

On Friday, our second day in Massachusetts we traveled up to Lexington and Concord to see where the Revolutionary War began.

We didn't expect to see a lot of leaves changing yet, but we were blessed to see some New England autumn color!

Our first stop was actually in Concord at the North Bridge, where the second battle took place.

They had a piece of the original North Bridge in the museum.

Here is the replica bridge built in 1875.

Brian and the girls posing for me on the bridge. We got there about 30 minutes before several buses full of school children did and it made me even more grateful that we homeschool!

"In gratitude to God"

Brian with the Minuteman Statue.

Some reenactors for the field trip classes.

Our monkeys in an old tree :)

I love trees and this one was just gorgeous!

"On this field the Minute Men and Militia formed before marching down to the fight at the bridge."

Our next stop was Lexington, MA and Battle Green, the location of the very first battle that began the Revolutionary War.

Brian and the girls in front of the Captain Parker Statue at Lexington Green.

A beautiful church across the street.

Lexington Green

"Stand your ground don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here." Captain Parker

The girls in front of the Orchard House - Louisa May Alcott's childhood home.

Ralph Waldo Emerson's home. He wrote the "Concord Hymn" also known as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" poem.

At the Concord Museum

Hartwell Tavern

Reenactors doing a musket demo.

I like stumps too! Ha!

At the capture site of Paul Revere.

Some fun shots :)

We had a great field study trip and were in complete awe that we were able to stand on the same ground where so many lost their lives buying our freedom!
Next up - Saturday and the worship service at the Monumental Movie filming and our amazing time at the New England Solemn Assembly!!!
Here is a sneak peak :)
Have a blessed Saturday and I'll update tomorrow with the rest of our trip!
For our first two days in Plymouth you can click HERE.

(I'm getting behind!:)


nancygrayce said...

What a great trip! We are doing the American Heritage Series at our church and it's just amazing!

Tania said...

Once again, I have really enjoyed reading about your trip. As always your photos are awesome.

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