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A circle of cobblestones in front of the Old State House still stands to commemorate the Boston Massacre that occurred in 1770. The Boston Massacre Site today reminds visitors of the event, when tension between British soldiers and colonists came to a head, and a minor fight erupted into a riot. Rocks, fists, and insults were thrown as the soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five Bostonians. At the time, 2,000 soldiers occupied the town of only 16,000. The troops forced their way in to defend officers from the hostile (though unarmed) crowd.

The Boston Massacre was an important moment in early US history. The violence toward colonists served to turn public opinion against the Redcoats soldiers, some of whom were tried for murder. Figures such as Paul Revere and John Adams were instrumental in the aftermath of the incident. Some have even called it the spark that started the Revolutionary War. For many it is seen as the start of the rebellion against British occupation in colonial America.

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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • 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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Viator Experience Award Top 20 experience (#2) in the United States. What makes this tour different is that instead of walking the Freedom Trail geographically – starting at one end and following it to the other – the sightseeing is synchronized with and unfolds to the storytelling. There’s a lot less emphasis on dry facts and dates and a lot more on the passions, personalities, and psychologies driving the events. The escalating action of the Revolution guides us through the crooked streets of Boston, recreating the drama and recapturing the energy that invented America. It's not only much more enjoyable it's also the most effective way to explore the city and learn the history. Built with the aspirations and anxieties of a fellow tourist in mind: the groups are kept small so you aren't herded around; we cover both major landmarks and hidden gems; visual aids and props help you grasp the material; we traverse all original neighborhoods getting a sense of the modern city as well. 
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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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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$45.00
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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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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 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
  • Free Cancellation
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Private/Group Freedom Trail Walking Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)

Private/Group Freedom Trail Walking Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)

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Cover some of Boston’s top historical sights on this guided Freedom Trail walking tour. Discover 11 locations in the attraction-packed Boston Common, including the graves of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Listen to entertaining, informative stories along the way, as you cover the history of the infamous Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Ghosts of Boston's Self-Walking Tour

The Ghosts of Boston's Self-Walking Tour

Welcome to Boston, home of the American Revolution, site of the Tea Party, and a hotspot for
. ghosts? That’s right — this historic city is full of dark graveyards, spooky sightings, and haunted houses. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Masonic Building, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check covid rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
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Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)

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Explore the Freedom Trail on a Boston history and photography walking tour. Travel back in time and immerse yourself in American history. Visit the actual sites where patriots protested against British rule. Fascinating historical commentary reveals the truth behind the events that ignited the American Revolution.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Freedom Trail Self Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt in Boston

Freedom Trail Self Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt in Boston

Return to revolutionary times with this tour/trivia combo! Follow the footsteps of the Founding Fathers along Boston’s Freedom Trail and learn how British tyranny gave rise to a revolution. Sights included are Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground, Old Meeting House, Massacre Site, and many many more. The tour starts at Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument and is available in both directions. It's a quiz and an audio tour guide! This package is ideal for individuals who want to explore, learn, and have fun. The tour includes optional location-based trivia questions. Throughout the path, you'll be asked questions that may need you to look around for answers. If you get it right, the app will fill you in on bits of history and play the audio. You can skip the questions if you want to, and use the app as a personal GPS-triggered tour guide. Note: Only available for Apple devices.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Massachusetts Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tours Bundle

Massachusetts Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tours Bundle

Get the full Massachusetts experience with this combo of walking and driving tours around Boston! You’ll find ten tours in one app - all highly entertaining, thoroughly researched and prepared by local guides. Self-Guided Tours are: 1- Boston Freedom Trail (Walking) 2- Harvard Square (Walking) 3- Boston Ghost (Walking) 4- Salem Witch Trials (Walking) 5- Boston Harborwalk (Walking) 6- Plymouth (Walking) 7- Cape Cod & Provincetown (Driving) 8- Cape Ann (Driving) 9- Battle of Lexington (Driving) 10- Martha’s Vineyard (Driving) This self-guided tour allows you to explore Boston’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. Within 30 mins we'll send you a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and then download the tour inside. Head over to the first stop. Launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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Immersive American Revolution Self-Guided Walking & Driving Tours

Immersive American Revolution Self-Guided Walking & Driving Tours

Return to the American Revolution with this essential bundle of driving and walking tours! Walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers along Boston’s Freedom Trail and in Philadelphia’s historic Old City. Visit the spot where the Boston Tea Party began. Follow the famous battle of Lexington & Concord, where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired! Plus, take a trip through Valley Forge, the site where General George Washington’s army faced impossible odds early in the revolution. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the GPS-marked starting point to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Massacre Site hours of operation: Open 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.