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67 W W W . T A P I N T O T R A V E L . C O M The standard option is A Walk Into History tour that lasts about 90 minutes and features 11 of the trail's 16 sites, but a three-hour group tour is available that covers all 16 sites, although visitors don't go inside all of them. Either way, a costumed Freedom Trail player guides the tour and talks about the significance of each stop. The Old North Church recently added two new living-his- tory areas in the Clough House. At Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop, guests can taste how Colonial-era residents enjoyed chocolate, including sipping the same chocolate con- coction John and Abigail Adams drank. At the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, visitors can watch a master printer operate an 18th-century printing press. Until fall of 2017, groups have an unusual opportunity to see the USS Constitution while it's in dry dock being restored. Next door, the USS Constitution Museum's new exhibit "Forest to Frigate" explores the creation of the U.S. Navy and Revolution- era ship-making. Visitors can sign giant copper sheets that will be placed on the USS Constitution's hull during the restoration, "so your name will go on the hull of the ship," Taylor said. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a variety of themed tours, such as Pirates and Patriots, and African-American Patriots, that groups can request. New lantern tours and the Revolutionary Women Tour have been popular, she said. For a little more money, the Historic Pub Crawl includes beer tastings and small bites at four historic pubs on the historic Blackstone Block, where many of the Sons of Liberty would gather "to ferment the revolution, as we like to say." "THE FREEDOM TRAIL IN BOSTON IS AN EXPERIENCE OF 250 YEARS" SUZANNE TAYLOR A S T OP ON BOS T ON'S FREEDOM TR AIL Courtesy Freedom Trail Foundation By Maxwell MacKenzie, courtesy Ford's eatre FORD'S THE ATRE IN WASHINGT ON — #SeeOKC OKC-ing is believing. From whatever direction your tour approaches OKC, you'll fi nd the intersection of I-44, I-40, I-35 and Route 66 is a modern metropolis with loads of group-friendly attractions like the Bricktown Canal, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. If OKC isn't already on your list, it's time to stop and OKC what you've been missing. Learn more at /GROUPS Jay Smith, President, Sports Travel and Tours

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