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Boston Old State House Tours and Tickets

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Built in 1713, Boston's Old State House is the city’s oldest public building and considered pivotal to prerevolutionary US history. Dwarfed by Boston’s skyscrapers and a fixture on its revolution-tracing Freedom Trail, the onetime government building is now a museum to the city’s revolutionary era and the events that kindled the American Revolution.

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206 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour of The Freedom Trail

Tour of The Freedom Trail

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Travel back in time to colonial New England on a 90-minute historic walking tour. With a length of just 1.2-miles, you can enjoy the experience without breaking a sweat. Your costumed and in-character guide gives you an immersive understanding of life during America’s infancy. Hear exclusive stories about the country’s Founding Fathers and discover iconic historical sites. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Revolutionary Story Walking Tour in Boston
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The Revolutionary Story Walking Tour in Boston

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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.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
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Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich history—on this tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail. Snack your way through this historic Italian neighborhood, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and enjoying an Italian salumeria. Once fortified, walk the Freedom Trail to discover the rich history of the American Revolution and experience the modern city Boston is now.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a knowledgeable local guide! This 1.5-hour tour travels the trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, providing guests a chance to see the historic highlights of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. Our small-group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As we travel past historic landmarks from Revolutionary Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

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Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail independently and on your own time with this audio walking tour. The tour never expires, so take your time to learn about Boston’s history and explore its center in the company of the audio guide. An easy-to-navigate app with GPS allows you to wander confidently throughout Boston.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston
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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

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View all 16 official sites of Boston’s Freedom Trail in a single outing on this walking tour. Ideal for checking the trail off your sightseeing list without missing anything, you’ll start at the Massachusetts State House before seeing the Granary Burying Ground, Boston Massacre Site, USS Constitution and more. By covering each site with a guide, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the American Revolution and its causes than if you were alone or on a less comprehensive tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Walk the Freedom Trail With Boston Town Crier

Walk the Freedom Trail With Boston Town Crier

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

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Learn about Boston’s history and its culinary scene all at once on this group walking tour. Make your way through the North End and the surrounding area before walking part of the Freedom Trail, which snakes past notable historical sites in the city. Learn about the history of heritage of Boston from your guide and sample a variety of local food.
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  • 5 hours
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour

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Dig Deeper into Downtown Boston's historical sites between the Boston Common Visitors Center and Blackstone Corner at your own pace and schedule on this location aware, Smart Phone App Audio Walking Tour. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime at your own pace. -Tour Never Expires. Listen later. -1 purchase works on 2 phones Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston along the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. This is our in depth Downtown Boston tour. For the whole Freedom Trail try our "Classic Freedom Trail Tour".
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Boston Seafood Lovers Food & History Walking Tour
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Boston Seafood Lovers Food & History Walking Tour

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Boston is heaven for seafood lovers thanks to iconic dishes such as lobster roll and clam chowder. On this walking tour, dive into the city's seafood delights punctuated with peeks at its colonial and revolutionary history on route—all without getting sidetracked and with a guide for foodie insights and tips. Enjoy lobster roll and chowder at two traditional eateries, see Freedom Trail sites, roam the harborfront and finish with a cannoli in the 'Little Italy' that is North End.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

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Walk the Boston's Freedom Trail on the most comprehensive tour on the market, with a local historian guide - from the green fields of Boston Common to the towering steeple at the Old North Church. Visit the best of Beantown's famous sites on this two-hour walking tour. Explore the sites integral to America's fervent pursuit for independence such as Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, King's Chapel, the Granary Burying Grounds, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Your guide is an expert in creating the scene and invoking your imagination - as they offer up remnants of the past throughout Boston's North End with a deep dive into the Italian culture.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history of Boston on this guided small-group tour of the Freedom Trail. Wander through the city's different neighborhoods and learn how Boston grew from a colonial settlement into a thriving metropolis. Beginning at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk along the streets of downtown, pass by the Massachusetts State House, and take in the beautiful sights of the Boston Public Garden, where the tour ends. Along the way, your guide will share some hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Drinks, Appetizers, Round-Trip Ferry Tickets
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Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Drinks, Appetizers, Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

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Get a taste for Boston’s best Tavern Snacks and beer on a guided pub crawl around the city. Boston taverns are legendary. In fact, our founding fathers planned the American Revolution in one of them, and it’s still open today. Step inside this historic pub and grab a cold one (or two) along with some of Boston’s best Tavern Snacks. During the tour, you’ll explore some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, like Beacon Hill, the Blackstone Block, the North End and Charlestown and two taverns.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Independently explore central Boston with a scavenger hunt. Learn about Boston’s history, architecture, and cinematic heritage with challenges that take you past the Old City Hall, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, and Faneuil Hall, among other places. Solve each challenge to move onto the next location.
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  • 3 hours
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Boston’s Freedom Trail: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Boston’s Freedom Trail: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Go beyond Revolutionary War history books with this affordable walking tour in Boston. • Take in important historical landmarks like the Boston Common which was entangled in America’s first fraudulent land transaction and the Granary Burial Ground • Hear from producer Mitch Lapin, a tour guide whose passion for history inspired him to lead guided tours for over ten years • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Boston Revolutionary War: At your own pace. An audiovisual walking tour.

Boston Revolutionary War: At your own pace. An audiovisual walking tour.

Discover Boston: Revolutionary War with Welcome Walks - digital walking tours for the modern traveler. Our custom-designed tours give you the freedom to explore a destination on your own time schedule at your own pace. Listen on your smartphone, Welcome Walks tours are distinguished by historical discoveries, art and architecture, popular culture and local food information. Each walking tour showcases local history and provides fresh air and a fun way to exercise.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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