Historical Additions to Your Next Performance Tour

Jun 9, 2015

Travel Notes

For the past 100 years, the National Park Service has worked to protect our country’s most beautiful and historically important sites. In honor of this milestone anniversary, we’ve selected some of our favorite NPS sites that are near performance destinations. Some even allow for on-site performances.

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have long been two of New York’s most popular attractions, and rightfully so. Given as gift from the French people in 1886, Lady Liberty stands today as a symbol of our nation’s enduring freedom. When you’ve taken all your photos, stop for a visit on Ellis Island. The site where millions of immigrants first entered the United States, Ellis Island stands today as a monument and museum where students can learn about the journey and history of the early immigrants to the United States.

Washington D.C. Monuments

The scale and grandeur of the National Mall and Memorial Parks will leave a lasting impression on your students. Start with a visit to the Lincoln Memorial. Then, after some time with Abe, make your way to the adjacent Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, before strolling along the reflecting pool, and up to the National WWII Memorial. Finish your journey with a visit to the 555 foot tall Washington Monument. Make your visit even more memorable with a performance in front of one of these iconic sites. Your BRT representative can tell you more about this unique performance opportunity.

Boston

Boston National Historic Park encompasses parts of Downtown Boston, Charlestown, and South Boston. With so much to see and do, here are the stops our groups have enjoyed the most. These can easily be seen with a guided tour, or on your own by following the “Freedom Trail.”

  • USS Constitution – The world’s oldest commissioned warship.
  • The Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates one of the key battles of the revolutionary war, the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • The Old North Church – “Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.”
  • Faneuil Hall, where the likes of Samuel Adams let protest cries against the British. You group can even hold a performance in front of this historic building.

Philadelphia

Some of the most important sites to our Nation’s founding can be found in the city of Philadelphia and Independence National Historic Park. Start with a quick history lesson at the Independence Visitor Center before heading to one of the most important building in our nation’s history, Independence Hall. It was in this building where our founding fathers both deliberated and signed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Given the historic importance of Philadelphia, it’s only natural that the city would be home to the country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade, which welcomes performances by marching bands and choirs.

To plan your next performance tour to one of these historic sites, or to add them to your itinerary, contact us today!

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