Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s 2010 Boston World’s Fair of Money®, August 10-14, are encouraged to take advantage of tours and events scheduled in conjunction with the show.
The tours explore one of America’s most historic cities, including Revolutionary War sites, scenic cruises, and Boston’s most recognizable landmarks.
To register for a tour or event, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com (select the "Tours & Events" tab) or call 719-482-9857. Take advantage of early discounts through July 1.
The following is a list of scheduled tours and events. All depart by shuttle from the Hynes Convention Center, where the convention takes place.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Tuesday, August 10, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. ($21 through July 1; $25 after) Experience the "New England Economic Adventure," and then visit the Boston Stock Exchange in the heart of the Financial District.
The Freedom Trail & The North End
Wednesday, August 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ($39 through July 1; $45 after) See the sights of The Freedom Trail, including the Old State House (scene of the Boston Massacre) the U.S.S. Constitution, Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church. Lunch at Quincy Market.
Boston Duck Tour
Wednesday, August 11, 3:30-5:05 p.m. ($35 through July 1; $40 after) Board your "Duck," an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle, for a 90-minute tour of Boston, in and out of the Charles River. www.bostonducktours.com
Friendship Luncheon Cruise
Thursday, August 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ($65 through July 1; $70 after) Enjoy a sumptuous summer buffet on board our group’s exclusive-use river boat while taking in the beauty of Boston Harbor.
Road to Revolution
Friday, August 13, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ($58 through July 1; $65 after) Stand on Lexington Green where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. The tour includes the North Bridge, the Minuteman statue, a visit to the historic Buckman Tavern (built c. 1710) and a box lunch.
Saturday, August 14, 2-4 p.m. ($32 through July 1; $35 after) Opened in 1912, Fenway Park is the major league’s oldest ballpark and one of the country’s most beloved sports venues. See where the Babe pitched and Ted Williams hit. Touch the Green Monster and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the Press Box. www.redsox.com
Sunday, August 15, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ($60 through July 1; $70 after) Enjoy a 3-hour cruise as you look for humpback, minke or finback whales aboard a highspeed, whale-watching catamaran. The trip in and out of the historic harbor also offers wonderful views of Boston.
About World’s Fair of Money
The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premiere money show. The event features more than 1,100 numismatic dealers; the ANA Museum Showcase exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world; the Collector Exhibits area; a multi-million-dollar auction by Heritage Auction Galleries; hourly educational presentations and seminars; and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.
Show hours are 2:00-5:30 p.m. August 10, and 9:30-5:30 p.m. August 11-14. Dealer set-up is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. A basic ANA membership, with an online subscription to The Numismatist, will be available for $18 – $10 off the regular price.
Prue Morgan Fitts is the event’s general chairman and Robert Fritsch is the assistant chairman. The Boston Numismatic Society is the host club and the New England Numismatic Association is the honorary host club. Heritage Auction Galleries is the official auction company. For more information on all of the show highlights, call 719-482-9857 or visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.
About the ANA
The American Numismatic Association is a Congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items.
The ANA helps its 32,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.