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The city of Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the biggest city in New England. The city is popular among motorhome camping enthusiasts traversing the region due to its awe-inspiring attractions. The city is home to the iconic Fenway Park and the world-famous Museum of Fine Arts. Boston also hosts attractions that are lesser-known but just as interesting. One such attraction is the Boston African American National Historic Site, which is located in Beacon Hill, right at the Heart of Boston. The historical site interprets 15 pre-Civil War structures, which can be traced back to the 19th-century free African-American community. Feeling eager to visit the city for a trip back to the past? Search for an RV in Suffolk County and have the time of your life RV camping at state parks.

Camping in an RV rental near Boston African American National Historic Site will enable you to learn about the social, political, and educational aspects of the black community back then. You’ll get to learn about the trials and tribulations African Americans faced as they struggled for citizenship and independence. The area is home to a couple more interesting sites, such as one of the first integrated schools in Boston as well as the Nichols House Museum. Rent a camper near Boston African American National Historic Site and embark on an unforgettable getaway exploring the vibrant city of Boston.

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Getting Outdoors

When camping with an RV in Boston, you’ll never get bored as the city is bursting with cool stuff to do. Start by walking the 1.6 miles long Black Heritage Trail, which passes by more than a dozen historical homes that were once occupied by a thriving black community. One of the most interesting sites is the African Meeting House. Dating back to 1806, it is the oldest standing Black church in the city.

You’ll need to bring along a camera as the trail is dotted by a variety of picturesque sights such as the Robert Gould Shaw/54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Memorial. The memorial is a bronze relief sculpture depicting Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading the first African-American regiment of the United States Colored Troops down Beacon Street in May of 1863.

When you’re keen on capturing even more photos across the city, Boston is best explored on foot. Does that seem like an arduous task? How about biking? Don’t fret if you didn’t bring a bike on your campervan as there are a couple of bike rentals in the city. The city and its environs are cycling friendly, so be free to ride as far as Salem or Brockton, and if time allows, attempt cycling over to Providence, RI.

Camping at Boston African American National Historic Site

There are a couple of options to consider after deciding to Camp in an RV near Boston. If you’re interested in setting up your travel trailer by the ocean, consider the Winter Island Park Campground in Salem. The campground features back-in sites that are equipped with electric and water hookups. There are no sewer hookups, but that is made up for by the availability of a dump station. Additional amenities include WiFi, a camp store, and picnic shelters. The campground is just a walk away from local attractions such as the Salem Witch Museum and The House of The Seven Gables.

If you’re more into hiking and water-based activities, consider the Hanscom AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in Bedford. The campground is situated within proximity to a couple of lakes and parks such as the Walden Pond State Reservation and the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Boston campers can choose from a variety of pull-thru, which are equipped with full hookups complemented by the availability of WiFi. Campers also get access to laundry facilities, propane, and firewood.

Exploring the Area

Before packing up your RV rental and bidding Boston goodbye, there are a couple of attractions you’ve got to visit. Does baseball interest you? If your answer is yes, Fenway Park should be on the top spot in your to-do-list. The immensely popular ballpark has been home to the mighty Boston Red Sox for more than a century.

Art buffs will be delighted with a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Be sure to allocate a couple of hours for a trip to the museum as you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time in one of North America’s largest Museums. Some of the most popular art pieces in the museum include John Singleton Copley’s Watson and the Shark as well as paintings from the top impressionist and post-impressionist painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh.

How about trying something new? Point your Boston camper rental towards the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and hop on to a floating museum. Once onboard, you’ll be immersed in the high tech interactive exhibits depicting how the famous event all happened. Wind up your tour with a well-deserved visit to the café. Don’t forget to pick some souvenirs in the gift shop.

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