Organised in conjunction with Tall Ships America, Boston is delighted to welcome the fleet to the United States following their last visit back in 1976.
On completing the third race leg from Bermuda vessels will dock in the Seaport District and at the historic wharfs of the North End. Volunteer liaison officers will be available for vessels all day while in port and crews will be provided with city maps, guidebooks and discount coupons that they can redeem all over the city. All will be welcome to take advantage of Boston’s most efficient public transportation system, the ‘T’.
During the fleets’ stay there will be the traditional crew parade through the downtown streets, as well as organised football tournaments, exciting tours, shopping trips, music and a chance to taste the best cuisine in New England. Crews will also have the opportunity to attend local professional sporting events.
In addition to the many activities and events on offer, Boston will entertain its younger audience with educational programmes focusing on US and international maritime history. Crew members will also be invited to participate in programmes to educate local children of all ages about their personal experiences at sea, home countries and more.
Known as America’s Walking City, Boston is home to many historic sites that date back to the American Revolution. Visitors to Boston are encouraged to stroll the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red brick walking trail that passes sixteen nationally significant historic sites.
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