The Revolutionary Story Epic Small Group Walking Tour of Boston

The Revolutionary Story Epic Small Group Walking Tour of Boston

A comprehensive exploration of Boson's original neighborhoods and a complete retelling of the American Revolution from the founding of Boston to the Declaration of Independence. Unlike most tours which limit themselves exclusively to what's on the Freedom Trail (in whichever order and direction it happens to go) this tour takes a wholistic approach to the city and the story. We follow a curated route visiting 14 iconic landmarks in the same order the history unfolded, pulling everything together into an immersive citywide narrative that recreates the drama and brings to life the passions personalities, and psychologies that invented America.

There are no big crowds or cheesy costumes. This tour combines expert insights with a light-hearted sense of humor and expands beyond "just" the Freedom Trail so you will enjoy the charm of the old town while getting a real sense of the beautiful and booming modern city as well.

Awarded Boston Magazine's Best Historical Tour in 2022

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Revolutionary Story Tour, 1 City Hall Plaza Between City Hall and Staples Connect, Boston, MA 02108

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. The guide will be in front of the seasonal beer garden and next to a large "BOSTON" sign with Faneuil Hall in the background that provides a great photo opportunity to start off the tour with.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02201-1020

Famous (or infamous) for its unique architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: King's Chapel Burying Ground, Tremont Street Between School And Park Streets, Boston, MA 02108-3201

Learn about the incredibly unique people who first settled Massachusetts Bay. The Puritans are more important (and much weird!) than you can imagine!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Freedom Trail, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

Iconic brick pathway connecting 16 historic landmarks. Whereas most tours just blindly follow this path geographically from one direction to the other, we weave around the city visiting the sights in chronological order.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

First Anglican Church in Boston

Pass By: Park Street Church, 1 Park St., Boston, MA 02108-4899

Brimstone corner. Famous for its fiery sermons. July 4, 1829 "William Lloyd Garrison made his first public address against slavery here.

Stop At: Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Who really were the Sons of Liberty- Visit the tombs of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Sam Adams and find out!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Benjamin Franklin, School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA

Lean about America's first public school and its most famous pupil the incomparable Benjamin Franklin!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old State House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108-1702

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston Massacre Site, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

Learn about the soldiers, the citizens, the loyalists, and patriot leaders all pulled into this explosion of tensions!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Old Corner Bookstore, 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4304

Former publishing house of American literary icons (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathanial Hawthorne, and more)

Stop At: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616

The Boston Tea Party starts here! The most pivotal event leading up to the American Revolution. There's no turning back after this!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Post Office Square, Boston, MA, USA

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Financial District, Financial District, Boston, Massachusetts

Education, Healthcare, & Finance

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

"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!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quincy Market, 206 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109-6201

Warning! Tourist traps abound!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111

Beautiful public garden running the length of Boston

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405

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!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: North Square Park, North Square &, Moon St, Boston, MA 02113

Oldest residential square in America

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Paul Revere Statue, Paul Revere Mall, Boston, MA 02113

Iconic photo opportunity

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123

"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-

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118

The second oldest burial ground in Boston. We have already gone in two sets of burying grounds, so we only visit this from the outside, but we get spectacular views of Charlestown and Boston Harbor from the terrace across the street.

Stop At: Bunker Hill Monument, 43 Monument Square Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129

We do a complete recreation of the Battle of Bunker Hill - the biggest battle of the American Revolution.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: USS Constitution, Bldg. 5, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129

The oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world. "Old Ironsides" was undefeated in battle. It was not part of the American Revolution, and we only see it from the other side of Boston Harbor, but we do provide an overview of its history and provide tips on how best to experience it.

Stop At: North End, North End, Boston, Massachusetts

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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA

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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Harborwalk, Boston Wharf Rd., Boston, MA 02210

Stroll along the Harborwalk and enjoy ocean breezes and spectacular cityscapes from the piers, wharfs, and waterfront parks other tours leave out.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

We finish in the heart of "Little Italy" the historic North End only blocks from Boston's Best pizza, clam chowder, cannoli, seafood, and Italian. There are public restrooms, bicycles, public transportation and parking in close proximity, and we will be a less than ten-minute walk from our original meeting point.

Duration: 5 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult. The tour is appropriate for all ages, but it is not a "kids" version of events."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02203, USA

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Small group and expert guide. Skip the big crowds and generic highlights.
  • rated route weaving the main events, characters, and sights of the Revolution into one epic story.
  • Explore the modern city beyond the Freedom Trail and experience Boston's incredible urban renewal.
  • Visit 14 iconic Freedom Trail landmarks with entrance into Faneuil Hall (when open to the public)
  • Built-in 15-minute break at world famous Quincy Market

Not Included

  • Costumes, Actors, Scripts, or Kitsch
  • Transportation (this is a walking tour.)
  • Museum entry fees (other than Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market we stay outdoors)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Facilities


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