Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Private Half-Day Tour by Car

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USD1,22400
Duration4 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Heard of Harvard, MIT, and many more historical landmarks on the East Coast? Time to experience history. You will take a sneak peek into the startup nature at MIT’s campus. Drop by Harvard to explore the high-end of the US education system. Driving along Tory Row, our local guide will tell you the secrets of the American Revolution. Now, what is so special about Lexington Battle Green It’s the site where the first bullets were fired that ignited the revolution. Hancock Clarke House and Paul Revere’s capture site has its own tale of heroes. The first men to take to arms are talked about at the Minutemen National Park. We’ll end the tour by passing by Concord’s Old North Bridge, which spans the 26km historic Concord River.

Itinerary

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an urban campus that extends more than a mile (1.6 km). MIT campus encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.
Harvard’s main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge and extends into the surrounding Harvard Square neighborhood. The Yard contains administrative offices such as University Hall and Massachusetts Hall; libraries such as Widener, Pusey, Houghton, and Lamont; and Memorial Church.
Tory Row is the nickname historically given by some to the part of Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts where many Loyalists had mansions at the time of the American Revolutionary War, and given by others to seven Colonial mansions along Brattle Street. Samuel Atkins Eliot, writing in 1913 of the seven Colonial mansions making up Tory Row, called the area "not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most historic streets in America”.
The Lexington Battle Green, also known as Lexington Common, is the historic town common of Lexington, Massachusetts, United States. It was at this site that the opening shots of the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fired on April 19, 1775, starting the American Revolutionary War. Now a public park, the common is a National Historic Landmark.
The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. The only extant residence associated with John Hancock was his boyhood home.
The site of the capture of Paul Revere is inside Minute Man National Historic Park, near the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Mill Street. A circular memorial marks the site, with three commemorative markers - one of unknown origin, with two National Park Service markers flanking it.
Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battle in the American Revolutionary War. It also includes the Wayside, home in turn to three noted American authors.
There were at least eight iterations of the North Bridge constructed over four centuries. The current wooden pedestrian bridge, an approximate replica of the bridge that stood at the time of the battle, was built in 1956 and extensively restored in 2005.

Inclusions

Professional local guide services
A car with the driver at your disposal for the entire tour

Exclusions

Lunch and generally the group pays for the guide's lunch

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.