Monday, May 14, 2018
This was a great visit! Since moving to the area this was one major spot we hadn't visited yet, so we finally went. As always, I'm really thrilled about the park site - every aspect of it from the staffing to the exhibits to the availability of information was fantastic.
We were lucky enough to arrive in time for a guided tour - if you get the chance, join up! It's a walking tour that takes approximately an hour. Our volunteer guide tailored it to our group and allowed us access to some of the on-site artifacts - overall, he was funny and very engaging. We also saw the flag change, which is especially cool due to the history of this site.
Aside from the historical aspect, it's a gorgeous place to take a walk. There's a lot of gentle rolling hills with asphalt or brick to show you where it's safe to walk along with a water taxi service (which we missed, but will definitely go the next time we come). We also saw costumed staff which was a lot of fun!
Overall, this is a really nice place. It's a great visit if you're looking for a gentler-grade historical experience in the middle of a bustling city (and there's some great food nearby to boot!). Make sure to check the calendar for special events too! We'll be back in the summer for them for sure.