After touring the incredible Boston Tea Party Museum, Ben & I headed over to see the Paul Revere House. It is a small, two story house located in the North End. We were interested to learn that although a popular historical figure, Paul Revere wasn’t always appreciated. He lived in this 3 room house with his many children, wife, and mother in law and did everything from metal smithing to dentistry. They wouldn’t let us take photos from the inside, but it was a kitchen downstairs, with the master bedroom & children’s room upstairs. Very small! They even did their entertaining in the master bedroom.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile path through historic Boston that passes 16 historical monuments. We jumped on it in the Italian North End at the Paul Revere house. We followed it through the North End to check out the Italian shops.
We had lunch at Neptune Oyster in the North End, thanks to many recommendations to check it out. It was packed but we were lucky enough to snag a small table & get cozy with our neighbors!
While the clam chowder couldn’t hold a candle to Union Oyster Companies, we were introduced to some of the best oysters either of us had ever had! As I mentioned in my 2016 Recap post, oysters aren’t something that I have ever loved. I only gave them a chance because I’d read that this is one of the best oyster places in the New England states. I couldn’t pass up a chance to try some of that famous New England seafood. I am so glad I didn’t miss this opportunity! Our server took plenty of time chatting with us to find out what our tastes leaned towards then she made some recommendations…AND NAILED IT!!! These were the best oysters I’ve ever had. They tasted so fresh & delicious. If I get a chance to come back, I won’t miss a chance to eat here again!
Although the oysters really stole the show, the buttery lobster roll was pretty incredible too!
Check back next week for our Wanderlust Wednesday as we head over to the Boston Commons!