Adams National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site, MA
NPS Stop 47-Adams National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm
NPS has a very nice introduction to this site:
“Adams National Historical Park was designated as part of the National Park Service in 1946 to commemorate the distinguished men and women of the Adams family who dedicated their lives to the development and service of the United States.”
The buildings were closed but we did see the beautiful garden coming to life and the stone library covered in vines.
NPS Stop 48-Boston African American National Historic Site: https://www.nps.gov/boaf/index.htm
The more we learn about the history of this country, the more we know about the history of African Americans in this country. There are many pieces of history tied together to make up this site. One of the items we wanted to see was the Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Memorial located on Boston Common. We visited the home of the artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens a few weeks ago and viewed a smaller replica of it on the property. The memorial was undergoing restoration so we didn’t get to see it up close but it is a beautiful monument with great detail and shows the first regiment of black soldiers on their way to fight for freedom during the American Civil War.
Walking in Boston Common is always a treat. Lots of people to watch, multiple monuments to read about, Frog Pond and green space.
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