Top places to see on a school trip to Boston

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Our top places to see on a Boston school trip list will help you plan the best trip for your students.

If you are looking to take your students on a fun and educational field trip, Boston is the perfect city for you. Might as well show your students one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in all of New England is home to almost 400 years of history. Read our top places to see on a Boston school trip list.

Boston Tea Party Museum

Do you want to be a part of a turning point in American history? Come visit the Boston Tea party museum and experience the pivotal event of American history. At the Boston Tea Party Museum, you can experience a hands-on, tactile experience. Because the interpreters work as actors  and a life-size replica of the 18th-century sailing vessels. They immerse your students in the museum experience for a hands-on and visual learning. Show your students the exact harbor where the American Revolution started. And so student will have a chance to toss cases of tea overboard and relive the events of 1773.

The Freedom Trail 

A must-see attraction showcasing the beautiful city of Boston and the events of the american revolution. Students learn the history of each location and events as they walk The Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile walk in the heart of the city. Along this line, there are 16 different historic spots including churches, a ship, parks, houses, and many other unique historical landmarks. There are 11 different tours you can choose from which all highlight different important parts of the city. Check out the tour options here. Depending on the age and ability of your students they offer different tours ranging from ¼ mile to a little over one mile.

New England Aquarium 


Home to over 20,000 aquatic life, the New England Aquarium is one of the world’s first modern aquariums. The doors opened in 1969 and have been a staple in Boston ever since. This is the perfect location for a field trip. The endless amounts of species to see, the  Simons IMAX theater, and the New England Aquarium whale watch. This is a perfect field trip for all ages, the assignments you give the students may just get a little harder, but it’s a great way for students to see what they are learning about besides pictures in a textbook.

These are just our top places to see on a Boston school trip. But Boston has never-ending things to do and a long list of attractions that are enjoyable and educational. Even just visiting Boston and experiencing the history on the old and narrow streets is reason enough to visit New England.


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