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The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston

Highlights
  • Explore Boston through its history as a major location of the American Revolution

  • Unique chronological tour; experience a sustained story throughout your walk

  • Professional guide gives you insider knowledge, historical information and engaging stories

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The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston
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The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston
USD 34.00
Overview

Make history engaging, and save yourselves the trouble of navigating through Boston. Learn the amazing history of the Revolutionary War in an experiential way through a small group 3-hour walking tour of Boston. See the major sights and hidden gems of the city in chronological order and experience the passion and drama of this era in history. Leave with a deep understanding of the twisting road to revolution and the mindset that built America.

What to Expect
OVERVIEW 

This entirely original half-day walking tour provides a location by location and event by event retelling of the revolutionary story.  Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure. You've heard of The Boston Massacre, Tea Party, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: now imagine if instead of checking them off your list, you could follow it all chronologically, include new insights, and recapture the energy that invented America

As a 15 year + local resident; holding degrees in History, Political Science, and Public Policy; with both good and bad experiences in (budget) travel, I'm uniquely positioned to combine local knowledge, academic expertise, and the ambitions of the curious traveler seeking a unique and comprehensive experience. It'll be equal parts humorous anecdotes, penetrating insights, and insider tips covering both a huge swath of the original city and the most formative event in American history.  All through one sustained story covering the founding of Boston to the declaring of Independence.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Meet at City Hall Plaza.  Personal maps and optional audio receiver will be distributed so you're free to loiter at sights, take photos, and wander around without missing any of the story.  .
  • Sights include (but are hardly limited to) 12 out of 15 of the official Freedom Trail Locations:  Old Corner Book Store, Cobb's Hill, Old South Meeting House, King's Chapel, Granary Burying Ground, Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Old City Hall, Old State House, and more!  PLUS hidden paths and back alley's well off the beaten path.       
  • Break & Entry into Faneuil Hall*
  • Discussions include: settling Boston, the personalities of the founding fathers, the Patriot cause, the British version of events, the cultural history of the North End, Paul Revere's Ride, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and the formative effect of the Revolution on America's culture.
  • Finish at Christopher Columbus Park:  conveniently located between North End (food), Long Wharf (Ferry, Charlestown Shuttle), & Quincy Market (shopping)

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Walking shoes.  
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate clothing

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Tour operates in all conditions.  Please dress appropriately.  

Not wheelchair accessible

Children are allowed but this is not a "kids" version of events.    

*Faneuil Hall is normally free to enter, although most walking tours simply walk by it.  Time permitting we will break to go inside, however, it is sometimes used for public functions and on occasion is not accessible.  

Reviews (46)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Incredibly engaging!

I’ve lived in MA my whole life, always found these things boring. Our tour guide, Mike, was the exact opposite. He was funny, knowledgeable, and above all, interesting. He didn’t bore us with uninteresting information like years things were built, but instead told us about...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 5 days ago
An Authentic, Historical view of Boston

The Revolutionary Story Tour, lead by Mike, was extremely informational. He presented the history of Boston in a very articulate and understandable way. He engaged the tour members by having us participate and did a great job with the historical facts and characters involved in...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour, awesome guide!

We took Mike's tour on a Saturday morning that was cold and rainy. The longer we got into it, the colder and wetter we got. About halfway through we decided to let Mike know that we were departing. The weather was just too unpleasant enough...More

Thank launcher69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
BTE! Best Tour Ever!

This is by far the best historical tour I have taken in any city. Our guide, Mike, is also the owner of the tour so he is personally invested in it's success. He is a wealth of knowledge but does not just regurgitate facts. He...More

Thank Norm M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Even in rain this was a great tour!

We had a great time on this tour. Bad part it was cool with a fairly steady light rain the whole time. Hello Boston! We learned so much and were glad we did it the first day we were there. The Duck Tour the next...More

Thank kimberlyj283
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