Copps Hill in the North End
On the way to the Copps Hill Burying Ground, you'll pass the Old North Church where upon instructions from Paul Revere, Robert Newman hung lanterns to alert the Patriots that the British were coming!
First stop: Copp's Hill Burying Ground. The burying ground is the second oldest in Boston and named after William Copp, who previously owned the land. Looking out across the water you can see the Charlestown Navy Yard which houses what appears to be a pirate ship.
The pirate ship is actually the USS Constitution. The ship was built in 1797 and has fought in three wars. The first was the Barbary War where the ship protected American merchants from pirates in the Mediterranean. The second war was the infamous War of 1812 between the United States of America and the British Empire. The third was the deadliest war in American history, the American Civil war. In conclusion to the civil war slavery was abolished and the Confederacy ended. The ship was never defeated in the forty plus battles it participated in.
Also across the river to the left of the Navy Yard, is a very egyptian-looking obelisk. Standing at 221 feet tall on Breed's Hill, the Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the first major battle between the Patriots and the British during the Revolutionary War.