REVOLUTIONARY TALES – BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS . BEACON HILL AND THE STATE HOUSE .

You  have  now come  to  the  neighborhood  where the  Massachusetts  State  House  is located ,  Beacon  Hill .

At one  time ,  only  Boston ‘ s

”  finest  ” families  lived here, which left immigrants  out.

Surprisingly ,  though ,  this  was the  area  that black people  lived in before  they were  forced  out.

You  love the street  lamps  of this  neighborhood .

The  four  of  you  won’t  need  any exercise  today.

Walking  up Beacon  Street  is all the exercise  you   need.

As the four of  you  walk towards  the  Massachusetts  State  House ,  one of  you notices  the black  granite  statue   of  the  5th Massachusetts  Regiment ,  the troops  whose  story was told  in the  movie  “Glory  ” .

You  all snap  pictures  and walk  across  the  street .

Right  there in  front  of  you  all, is one of  the  most  recognizable  buildings  in the city ,  if not the  state .

It’s  the  Massachusetts  State  House ,  the building  that sits  high on Beacon  Hill ,  overlooking  the  city .

It’s  the  one with  the  Golden  Dome .

You all  walk  through  the  metal  detectors ,  and and are now  going  through  the  room  known  as  ”  The  Hall of  Flags.”

This  room  has the  flags of all the  cities  and counties  in the  Commonwealth .

That’s  right , Massachusetts  is one of  the  four  states  in the  country  that’s  known  as  a Commonwealth .

(Pennsylvania ,  Virginia ,  and  Kentucky  are the  other  states . )

You  want  to  see  as much  of  the  state house  as you can  but this  is  Boston .

You  have more historical  things to see.

Every street ,  no matter  what  neighborhood  you’re  in, there’s  bound to  be  something  historical  to  see .

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