Just went into Boston and visited Old State House (http://www.bostonhistory.org/)
Who knew there was a kicking museum inside? I must have passed that building hundreds of times and never even thought about it. My oldest child is studying the American Revolution and it was great to visit and make connections with the Social Studies curriculum.
We also went (on a different day) to the North End. We went with family friends and visited The Old North Church (www.oldnorth.org) and the Paul Revere House (www.paulreverehouse.org) both very worthwhile and well-run. The guide in the Old North Church gave an informal talk while we sat in boxed pews that are still in use today. The Paul Revere House had a lovely tour as well. Just right.
We also had a nice lunch and visited a wonderful market that has the most amazing balsamic vinegar on the planet (really!) http://www.salumeriaitaliana.com/. They also have great cheeses and gorgeous pesto.
I am making plans for another visit soon – no historic sites – just food foraging and sweet clothing shops that I had to bypass this trip.