Quincy Market, Boston
We arrived in Boston to meet
up with our tour guide George Greza from TravelOn USA and our luxurious
tour bus, which will ferry us around Massachusetts and Hartford, Conn.
during the next seven days.
After a few hours in Quincy
Market where the group split up to enjoy historic seafood dining options
(a big improvement from airline food!) we got back on our bus to make the
short trip to Salem, Massachusetts.
House of Seven Gables
spectacular seaside gardens await you. Inside of The House of the Seven
Gables, also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, you will discover a
mysterious secret staircase where you least expect it! Built in 1668, this
is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. The
House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his
legendary novel of the same name.
a matter of fact, the very home where Hawthorne was born, was moved to the
grounds of The House of the Seven Gables and now lies just feet away from
the mysterious mansion made famous in fiction. When you step into the
Nathaniel Hawthorne House (c.1750), you will learn about the life of the
there's more· The House of the Seven Gables also has an 18th century
granite sea wall, and two seaside Colonial Revival Gardens. The museum
houses more than 2,000 artifacts and objects, more than 40 framed works,
500 photographs and glass plate negatives, and more than 650 volumes in
our research and rare book library.
here for slideshow
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
The exhibits and architecture
of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library were dramatic and inspiring. The
group spent more than two hours in this I.M. Pei building, remembering
some of the chapters in Kennedy's life by viewing old television footage,
photographs and memorabilia.
here for a Virtual Tour of the Museum