I took my first trip to Boston recently. I was pleasantly surpised to find most of the historical sites I wanted to see were within a relatively easy walking distance from the Waterfront in the North End. I followed most of the Freedom Trail over two days, ending up both days at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. After a full day of walking, I took a cab back to my hotel in the North End. I would highly recommend exploring the Massachusetts State House. Both the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers were open when I was there. I kept thinking about how many of the great leaders of this country have walked these very same halls.