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Schedule of events for Thursday, June 30

8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. — Whale Watch Cruises
A.C. Cruise Line (617-261-6633, 800-422-8419), Massachusetts Bay Lines (617-542-8000), and New England Aquarium (617-973-5281)
Whales frolicking in their natural environment
Times, length, routes and prices vary, reservations required

9 a.m.-11 a.m. – 375th Anniversary Brunch Cruise
Integrity Yacht Charters (617-523-0110)
World Trade Center, Northern Avenue
Enjoy a harbor cruise aboard a private luxury yacht
Admission $37.50, reservations required

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – JFK in World War II
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (617-514-1600)
Columbia Point, Dorchester
A tribute to all men and women, who like Kennedy, went in harm’s way to serve their nation
Admission $7-$10, 12 and under free, veterans free

9 a.m.-10 p.m. — Boston by Land and Water
A.C. Cruise Line (617-261-6633, 800-422-8419), Boston Duck Tours (617-267-3825), Massachusetts Bay Lines (617-542-8000), Boston Yacht Charters (617-723-8810),Charles Riverboat Co. (617-621-3001), Boston Harbor Islands (617-223-8666) and Old Town Trolley Tours (617-269-7010)
Learn about Boston while touring the city and harbor
Times, lengths, routes and prices vary, reservations recommended

9:30-11 a.m.- LIBERTY Kids Sail
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Long Wharf at the New England Aquarium
A short Sail aboard a tall ship!
$20 Adults, under 12 free with adult, reservations required

9:45 a.m.-10 a.m. – Whiskers, Fur and Flippers
New England Aquarium (617-973-5200)
The Seal Pool, New England Aquarium Plaza, Central Wharf
Watch Harbor seals frolic and play with their handlers.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Johnny Tremain’s Boston
Boston By Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Hull Street, North End
Trace the adventures of a silversmith’s apprentice during the time of the American Revolution
Admission $12

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Boston Light Tour, Little Brewster Island
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area (617-223-8666)
Fan Pier Boston or UMASS- JFK Library Dock
Tour Boston Harbor and climb historic Boston Light, the oldest light station. Bring your own picnic lunch
Admission $17-$27, under 6 free reservations required

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — 11th Annual Children’s Day
Sponsored by Bush’s® Baked Beans
On the Plaza at City Hall (617-227-1528)
Fun and festivities with jugglers, face painters, Wayne Potash and the Music Fun Band and more!

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Behind the Scenes at Old North Church
Old North Church (617-523-4848)
193 Salem Street, North End
Tour the crypt, bell tower and the 1711 Clough House
Admission $5-$8, times vary, reservations recommended

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – "Our Sacred Honor"
Freedom Trail Foundation (617-357-8300)
Boston Common Visitors Center, Tremont Street
A tour of the Freedom Trail led by a Colonial guide with a special emphasis on the Massachusetts Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Additional tours at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission $6-$12

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Magnificent and Modest: Beacon Hill in the 1800s
Otis House Museum (617-227-3957 x256)
141 Cambridge Street
A guided walking tour of Beacon Hill in the early days of the Republic
Admission $10, reservations required

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Luncheon on the Harbor
Odyssey Cruises (617-654-9700) Rowes Wharf
Enjoy lunch while cruising on the harbor
Admission $35-$45, reservations required

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Dress up in Colonial Clothing
Old South Meeting House (617-482-6439)
310 Washington Street
Discover how children dressed before zippers, elastic and Velcro
Admission $1-$5, under 6 free

11 a.m.-3 p.m.- The Tory Stories
King’s Chapel (617-227-2155)
Corner of Tremont and School Streets
Join Tory f amilies (Loyalists) as they plan their hurried escape from Boston to Nova Scotia

11:45 a.m.-Noon – Whiskers, Fur and Flippers
New England Aquarium (617-973-5200)
The Seal Pool, New England Aquarium Plaza, Central Wharf
Watch Harbor seals frolic and play with their handlers.

Noon-4 p.m. – At Home with the Otises
Otis House Museum (617-227-3957 x256)
141 Caambridge Street
Tour the elegant mansion of Harrison Gray Otis, an ardent Patriot
Admission $5, Boston residents and under 5 free

Noon-4 p.m. – What's Under the Golden Dome?
The State House, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Tours Division (617-727-3676)
Beacon Street and Park Street
A guided tour of the historic Bulfinch State House

Noon-1 p.m. – Captain Kidd’s Treasure Hunt Boston by Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at Samuel Adams Statue, Faneuil Hall, Congress Street
Hunt for treasure with a pirate’s map. Prizes!
Admission per group (up to 10) includes kit

Noon-2 p.m. – LIBERTY Classroom
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
67 Long Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Learn navigation and seagoing skills on a Tall Ship!

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.- Signal Flag Fun
USS CONSTITUTION Museum (617-426-1812)
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Children of all ages will be able to make and color a necklace of signal flags or receive a signal flag tattoo

2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Twisted Times
Boston National Historical Park (617-242-5601)
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, Charlestown
Learn about one of Boston’s major industries: the ancient craft of rope-making through hands-on activity

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. — Tour Paul Revere’s North End
Paul Revere House (617-523-2338)
19 North Square, North End
A guided walking tour of the sites, which marked Revere’s life, including his silversmith shop and foundry
Admission $1.50-$5, under 5 free

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. – A City upon A Hill: The Puritan Settlement of Boston
Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center
(617-242-5642) 15 State Street
A guided walking tour of the Puritans’ town of Boston and their legacy of faith Space Limited

3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Magnificent and Modest: Beacon Hill in the 1800s
Otis House Museum (617-227-3957 x256)
141 Cambridge Street
A guided walking tour of Beacon Hill in the early days of the Republic
Admission $10, reservations required

3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Re-enact the Boston Tea party
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
67 Long Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Raid a British ship with the Sons of Liberty! Throw tea in the harbor and fire the cannons!
Admission $23-$35, reservations required

3:45 p.m.-4 p.m. – Whiskers, Fur and Flippers
New England Aquarium (617-973-5200)
The Seal Pool, New England Aquarium Plaza, Central Wharf
Watch Harbor seals frolic and play with their handlers.

5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Dinner Cruises
A.C. Cruise Line (800-422-8419, 617-261-6633), Boston Yacht Charters (617-723-8810) and Odyssey Cruises (617-654-9700)
Times, lengths, and prices vary, reservations

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – Charlestown, Bunker Hill and Beyond
Boston by Foot (617-367-2345)
Meet at City Square Park/corner of Rutherford and Chelsea Streets
A guided walking tour of the Monument, the Warren Tavern and the Elegant 18th century townhouses
Admission $12

6 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Tall Ship Sailing Adventures
Aboard the LIBERTY CLIPPER (617-742-0333)
Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium
Sail aboard a majestic schooner in the Harbor
Admission $18-$30, reservations recommended

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Twilight Sky Viewing
Castle Island Association/DCR (617-727-5290)
Fort Independence, Castle Island, South Boston
Walk the ramparts and enjoy Boston’s skyline

8 p.m.-9:15 p.m. – Paul Revere Tonight!
Old North Church (6170523-4848)
193 Salem Street, North End
Paul revere recounts his life in revolutionary Boston
Admission $8-$12

Dates, times, locations, and prices are subject to change. For information, please call 617-227-1528.
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