Boston Revolutionary History Group Walking Tour


Free cancellation

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

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Learn about Boston’s revolutionary history on a walking tour that emphasizes good storytelling. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide in your small group as you walk a curated route that includes the Freedom Trail. Visit well-known sites as well as more local places and develop an understanding of modern Boston along with its history.


Walk The Freedom Trail in the same order the American Revolution happened.
Learn about the Revolution in Boston from your guide
Veer off the Freedom Trail to see other historical sites
Experience modern Boston as well as historical Boston


City Hall Plaza is a pedestrian only plaza very centrally located directly across from and overlooking Faneuil Hall. We meet between the Five Iron Golf and City Hall. There is a statue of a basketball player (Bill Russel) in front of the seasonal Beer Garden and next to a large "BOSTON" sign that provides a great photo opportunity to start off the tour with.
Famous (or infamous) for its unique architecture.
Learn about the incredibly unique people who first settled Massachusetts Bay. The Puritans are more important (and much weird!) than you can imagine!
First Anglican Church in Boston
Who really were the Sons of Liberty? Visit the tombs of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Sam Adams and find out!
Brimstone corner. Famous for its fiery sermons. July 4, 1829 "William Lloyd Garrison made his first public address against slavery here.
Some of the most beautiful architecture in the city is the background of a discussion about the historic obstacles to and inherent challenges of democracy
Lean about America's first public school and its most famous pupil the incomparable Benjamin Franklin!
The oldest public building in the country and the nerve center of Massachusetts politics. The great political debate between British authority and American rights was here
Learn about the soldiers, the citizens, the loyalists, and patriot leaders all pulled into this explosion of tensions!
Former publishing house of American literary icons (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathanial Hawthorne, and more)
The Boston Tea Party starts here! The most pivotal event leading up to the American Revolution. There's no turning back after this!
The road to revolution runs right the heart of downtown Boston. While the core of this tour is built upon 12 of the 15 Freedom Trail locations a beautiful and booming modern city has grown up all around its historic foundation. Neither should be missed and we will not overlook the present in our pursuit of the past.
Education, Healthcare, & Finance
"The Cradle of Liberty" is not only the symbol of American Democracy but its deepest roots can be traced to this building. This is where a protest becomes a revolution!
Warning! Tourist traps abound!
Beautiful public garden running the length of Boston
The house is in the oldest and most charming square in the city and surrounded by some of the best restaurants in America. The man is even more impressive than the legend!
Oldest residential square in America
Iconic photo opportunity
The oldest residential neighborhood in America. You won't find a better combination of culture, food, and history in any square mile in the country. Italian, Seafood, Pizza, Cannoli, we'll talk about it all!
"One if by land, two if by sea." We go through Paul Revere's legendary midnight ride with the iconic steeple from which he signaled his famous warning; culminating in "the shot heard round the world," and chaotic battle at Lexington & Concord. The British are coming - are you?
We go in depth on the Battle of Bunker Hill. The strategy, the tactics, the consequences.
We stroll along the Harbor Walk for one of the best views of the city, the beauty of Boston Harbor, and to finally kick the British out of Boston!
We finish up along at Christopher Columbus Park. A jewel in Boston's revitalized crown, some of best people watching in the city, and very centrally located between the North End (pizza, restaurants, & cannoli); Long Wharf (Aquarium, Harbor Tours, water shuttle to Charlestown, Metro station); and Quincy Market (souvenirs & shopping). Only a five minute walk to where we begin if you've parked nearby


Expert Guide: Owner Operated (Mike); Masters in American History (Tyler)
14 (of 16) Freedom Trail Sights + Entrance into Faneuil Hall (when open)
Public Spaces & Hidden Hideaways Beyond Freedom Trail: including "Little Italy" and Harborwalk,
Break for Snack / Restroom / Coffee
Insights & Interpretations from Prestigious & Pulitzer Prize Winning Historians
A Sense of Humor
Small Group
Curated route weaving the main events, characters, and sights of the Revolution into one epic story.


Costumes, Actors, Scripts, or Kitsch
Partisan Bias (then or now)
Gratuities (optional)
Museum entry fees

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Tour operates in most weather conditions. Pay attention to the forecast as the weather in Boston can shift even a day or two out. Please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. We cover a significant amount of Boston and those with injuries or mobility limitations may find it difficult to complete.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no minimum age but the kids who enjoy it the most seem to be those who are old enough to have had some prior exposure to the characters and story.
  • We will be outside in the open air for the duration.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

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

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