Ben was a great American, but I wouldn't recommend you go out of your way to visit. It's a 1 min diversion from the main path of the Freedom Trail.
This is another stop on the Freedom trail that has so many things of historic significance that it is hard to really state which is the best. I would put the Paul Revere statue personally in ahead of this one, but still this is right in the centre of a very historic part of Boston.
This is an iconic statue of BEN and is one of the better ones of him. It is strategically located in an area that is full of the history that BEN was either a part of or was instrumental in and the statue is a reminder of his significance in those events. If for no other reason than to to... More
It's in front of the old state house and surrounded by a ton of other historically significant things to see. It's also on the property of the first school in Boston, the Boston Latin School.
I mean why??? Now as then, a bunch of politicians spent a bunch of our money...(taxes) to their friends and landowners to line thier own pockets to a guy that was opposed to such behavior in the first place. The area is loud, there is no place close by to rest, the traffic fumes and honking cars are annoying, you... More
It would be easy to miss the Benjamin Franklin statue, so be sure to look for it while walking down School Street. It's in the front yard of a building (first public school site) behind a black wrought iron fence. The statue would probably have better light for photographing in the morning, but I still managed to get a decent... More
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