Public Small Group Walking Tour of the Full Boston Freedom Trail

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USD3500

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Using excellent storytelling and occasional dad jokes, we are here to ENGAGE our listeners, whether they're half-bored kids, history buffs, tourists, or locals. Small groups of 25 guests and fewer make it fun and enjoyable, not crowded and insane, but provide enough cover that you can laugh out loud without feeling embarrassed. Covering ALL 16 SITES on the Freedom Trail, we make sure you see everything while leaving time for a few deeper stories. Our goal is to help you understand why the American Revolution began in Boston, and why we're proud to call this city home.
While this is the story of the American Revolution, our professional guides have been trained by veteran guides and historians to provide fun details off the beaten path, as well. Hancock, Adams, and Revere mingle with names like Charles Ponzi, Frederick Douglass, and Phillis Wheatley. Something for everyone!

Itinerary

Our Tour begins at the base of this site, just inside the Boston Common. This bas relief statue of soldiers marching commemorates the 54th regiment of Massachusetts, the first regiment of black soldiers to see significant combat action in the American Civil War.
Welcome to the seat of Massachusetts state government! Known for its golden dome, the "new" Massachusetts State House has a long history in our city, starting with Samuel Adams laying the cornerstone in 1795!
This red brick church, built in 1809, hosted a congregation of abolitionists. Our guides will tell you of the fiery anti-slavery speeches delivered within, some of the first ever given in America.
This graveyard dates to 1660 and is the final resting place to some of America's greatest Patriots. Our guides will bring you to the graves of John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams and tell you their stories.
Built in 1754, this stone church was the first Anglican Church in Boston. Our guides will regale tour goers with stories about its construction, the burying ground next to it, and the crypts beneath.
This Puritan meeting house, built in 1729, is the place where the famous Boston Tea Party began. Learn how the most famous act of civil disobedience in world history started!
Once the home of a colonial apothecary, this 1718 brick building later housed the 19th century publishing house TIcknor & Fields. Our guides will tell of the literary giants who were published there.
Constructed in 1713 and adorned with the symbols of Great Britain, a Lion and Unicorn, the Old State House was once the center of British Government in Massachusetts. Tour goers will hear of the fiery speeches and pitched confrontations that occurred within.
A circle of stones marks the official site of the infamous Bloody Massacre of 1770. Our guides will provide a moment by moment account of the fateful night when redcoat musket fire left five colonists dead.
Originally constructed in 1743 as a common marketplace for Boston, the meeting hall on the second floor of Faneuil Hall ultimately proved more significant. Tour goers will hear of the incendiary speeches delivered from within 'The Cradle of Liberty'.
This wooden house, dating to 1680, is the oldest building in Boston and once home to the Revere Family. Tour Goers will hear of how Paul Revere's life there with his family and how he ventured forth from its doors to take part in some of the most important events in American History.
"One if by land, two if by sea"- on April 18th, 1775, two lanterns shone from the steeple of this 1723 church. Our guides will tell of the import of that signal on the eve of Revolution, and how it was arranged by Paul Revere.
This 1660 burying ground was the site of British Cannon emplacements during the Battle of Bunker Hill. Tour goers will learn of the battle and of the notable Bostonians interred within.
Tour goers will view this 221 foot obelisk from the Copp's Hill Terrace. The monument marks the spot where colonial militia defended a hastily made earthworks and repelled two redcoat charges before retreating..
From the tour ending point at Copp's Hill Terrace tour goers will be able to see the masts and rigging of "Old Ironsides", the victor of pitched battles in the War of 1812 and the oldest warship afloat anywhere in the world.

Inclusions

All fees and/or taxes

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.