May 17, 2012
“Whether it’s shopping or a bit of history you’re after from a break, it’s hard to beat Boston
by Eugene Masterson
BOSTON is a favourite haunt of Irish holidaymakers who would like to take in a bit of history, shopping, entertainment and a home- from-home atmosphere. Popular culture has seen the likes of TV’s Cheers and Ally McBeal and movies such as The Departed and The Town set in it, but it is also America’s most interesting city in terms of its historical background.
New England’s largest centre had a rich past before hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants flocked to it in the 19th century…”
He goes on to talk about Salem and The Gables:
“…One part of American history I’ve always been fascinated with is the Salem witch trials from 1692.
The Witch Museum there gives a great account of the background to the deaths of the 19 innocent people who were accused of witchcraft during a time of hysteria in the town. Witchcraft paraphernalia fills the seaside town (you can get there by train, but a 50-minute ferry trip is more atmospheric).
The House of the Seven Gables is also worth seeing, as it is America’s oldest wooden house and the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book of the same name.
While there, you can grab dinner at the funky 62 restaurant and lunch at the Seaport Café…”
We welcome visitors from everywhere! The Gables offers audio and written translations of our tours in French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Thanks for your virtual visit today.
This post was written by sperling