For all intents and purposes, Boston is the oldest city in America. And you can hardly walk a step over its cobblestone streets without running into some historic site. The Freedom Trail winds its way around the city centre, connecting 16 historically significant sites, from the country’s oldest public park to a Revolutionary War battle site. These are the very places where history unfolded, especially the events leading to the American fight for independence from Britain. Other sites remember the city’s role in the abolition movement, its cultural contributions and more. In effect, Boston is one fantastic outdoor history museum.