Magical History Tour
updated 09/02/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/02/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Participants, who included Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, 44, and children Rose, 14, and John, 9; Maria Shriver, 46, and kids Katherine, 12, Christina, 11, Patrick, 8, and Christopher, 4 (husband Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't make the trip), made stops at what for most must be familiar locales: St. Stephen's Church, where matriarch Rose Kennedy was baptized and attended services, the JFK library and President Kennedy's birthplace in Brookline, Mass. The itinerary also included Revolutionary War sites such as Boston's famed Old North Church. There Maria's mother, Eunice (who broke her hip the following week), eyed a $3.50 refrigerator magnet featuring her brothers John and Robert in the gift shop but told an employee she didn't have time to buy it. As the 81-year-old hustled back to her tour bus, clerk Tom Casteel ran after her and handed over the souvenir for free. "Her eyes filled with tears," he says. "There's a special feeling for that family."