We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanks for the link. And while it is not in N.E., the one historic "home" that should be on everyone's list: "Fort" William Johnson in New York. If you haven't read Allan Eckert's series starting with "The Frontiersman" and including "That Dark and Bloody River", well, you don't know what you're missing. The second book in the series, "Wilderness Empire" deals with the history of William Johnson.
I completely agree with Art. Eckert uses the interesting literary technique of turning written letters, note, memos or books into dialog, and this device (certainly abhorrent to traditional historians) keeps the book lively and readable. The amount of research he has done - e.g. Tecumseh's memoirs discussing a meeting with a British general and the general's reporting of that conversation to London, then turning those pieces into an imagined dialog between the two - is astounding. He also doesn't let PC or favoritism get in the way of facts. Indian depredations and white treachery are both franckly reported.
Paul Revere's house!
Just a couple houses up the street is Mariners House, which is a hostel for professional mariners. Very lovely old historical place. We've stayed there a few times when Richard had some educational thing to do to renew his documents.
It started out as a mission for wayward sailors and still has the mariners cross hanging above the entryway, but seems pretty secular now. Great salumeria just around the corner, too.
I recognized it too as Revere's house in Boston. Never got to go inside though.
One house I really enjoyed during my time in New England was the House of the Seven Gables in Salem. Especially so because I toured the house with a lovely descendent of one of the judges at the Salem witch trials - the one who drown in his own blood.