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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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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Small group of just 15 people or fewer
  • Intimate group atmosphere and plenty of time for questions
  • Tour is perfect for history buffs
  • Walking tour lets you get to know the city intimately
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Guided by local historian
Small groups (16 guests max)
Primary sources and quotations
Museum admission
Costumed guides
Gratuities
300th Anniversary Monument , 99 Spruce St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Meet your guide at the 300th Anniversary Monument within Boston Common, steps from the intersection of Beacon Street at Spruce Street. The memorial is directly opposite 50 Beacon Street (02108), two blocks downhill from golden dome of the Massachusetts State House.

Copps Hill Terrace , 520 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Your 2.5-hour tour concludes on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End, overlooking Boston Harbor and Freedom Trail historic landmarks across the Charles River. The terrace is steps from local favorites on Hanover Street, including Italian restaurants, pastry shops, pizza, and more.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hub Town Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Also, reserve a dinner for afterwards at one of the incredible restaurants in the North End, otherwise you’ll be disappointed walking through, smelling all of the fabulous Italian cooking without sitting down to enjoy." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour to other travelers to the area." See review

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star-5
Great guide
Marcia_B
, Jun 2022
Ted had exceptional knowledge of Boston pre, post and during the Revolutionary period. Readily answered question and wove great stories about the era. Well worth your time and $’s. Ted owns and operates this tour service so is very vested in its success. He has a vast history of working at historical sites in Boston as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
After a decade working along the Freedom Trail, I feel very lucky to oversee this company! Thank you for supporting Hub Town Tours, Marcia—phenomenal reviews like yours are truly essential to the success of our small business.
star-5
Fun & Educational tour
cydruff
, Jun 2022
Ted is a great story teller! We walked through history while learning more of the secrets behind “well known” historical moments. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for this generous and complimentary review, and for choosing Hub Town Tours! We always aim to bring Old Boston back to life with hidden history and the amazing stories from Revolutionary times.
star-5
Nick Roberts was great!
Kathie_C
, Jun 2022
Nick Roberts was fabulous! Very knowledgeable & engaging. He also had a great way of making the history come to life.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Nick will be elated to hear this, Kathie! He takes his job as a local historian very seriously, but without turning the history into a dry lecture. We're exceedingly fortunate to have Nick with us here at Hub Town Tours!
star-5
Exceptional History
rbalhoff
, Jun 2022
Nick was very informative and passionate about the history of Boston and America. Enjoyable experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
And thank you for this exceptional review! We'll let Nick know how much you appreciated his stroll through the amazing history in Revolutionary Boston.
star-5
Great tour
Misty_M
, Jun 2022
Ted did a great job. You can tell he is very passionate about his work. Tour flowed as it should with very little down time in between stops.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Our goal on the 2.5-hour stroll is to provide visitors a view of all 16 Freedom Trail landmarks, so we definitely keep things moving! We love hearing that you enjoyed the story and pace of the tour, Misty. Come visit us again soon!
star-5
Excellent Tour
Steve_L
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Darcy, did an excellent job helping us understand the significance of the sites we visited on the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much, Steve, for leaving us this 5-star testimonial! We will pass your kind review along to Darcy.
star-5
Engaging walking tour of Boston
pcreaser
, Jun 2022
Excellent walking tour of Boston history. The guide (Ted) was informative and engaging. The pace of the tour was good and didn’t feel rushed. The tour is 2.5 hours long. I would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We love hearing such excellent feedback! Perhaps we're a little biased as walking tour operators, but Boston's history is best seen on foot, up close, and with a local guide. Thanks for supporting our small tour business!
star-5
Darcy was a great tour...
Karin_W
, Jun 2022
Darcy was a great tour guide! Very informative and friendly. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in early American history.
star-5
11-year old approved!
Malia_Y
, Jun 2022
I appreciated the visuals Darcy, our guide, brought along. Five stars because my 11-yo enjoyed it and was entertained enough to walk the distance without complaint. The tour ends in the North End which is perfect for getting a meal after the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Darcy has years of experience teaching history, at pretty much every educational level—we're quite lucky to have her at Hub Town Tours! And if the kids pay close attention throughout a 2.5-hour history tour, you know the guide must be pretty darn good. Thanks for joining Darcy on the Freedom Trail!
star-5
Our tour guide was a...
Adam_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was a History major in Graduate school so she was very knowledgeable about the sites/time period/people
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We appreciate the kind words, Adam, and will make sure to share them with Sarah! As a history graduate student who also works in local museums, Sarah is a true asset to our small business. Thanks for joining Hub Town Tours!
star-5
Guide Great
Terry_D
, Jun 2022
Great experience. Guide very good at explaining what occurred and taking the group back in time. You could tell he loved explaining American history.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We want every Freedom Trail tour to be the best possible experience, and that of course starts with our guide team. Small groups led by a passionate historian is the not-so-secret recipe to success for our small business! Thanks for choosing Hub Town Tours, Terry.
star-5
Great experience
Ryne_L
, Jun 2022
Our guide was so personable and a great presenter. We learned so much about the history of Boston. We were afraid it was going to be boring but we absolutely loved it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Darcy is a talented new member of our small guide team here at Hub Town Tours, and we're so pleased to hear you agree! Boston's history is anything but boring in our view, and Darcy really knows how to bring this old town to life. Thanks for joining us on the Freedom Trail, Ryne!
star-5
Very good!
Ignacio_G
, Jun 2022
Had a wonderful time on this 2 hour walk through the freedom trail. Darcy was amazing!! She was incredibly knowledgeable and had a clear strategy on how to get us through the congested areas without unnecessary delays. She kept the tour moving very well while also sharing insight into all of the areas of interest. There were about 4 stops along the way were you get to sit while the guide shares history of the area, which is helpful for those that need a rest along the walk. Would recommend for those that want to learn all about the freedom trail in a relative short walk and time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Darcy is a local history teacher and former professor, and we're very lucky to have her impressive historical talents on our team! Every tour is only as good as its guide, and Darcy knows how to keep folks comfortable and engaged on tour. Thank you for writing this fantastic review, Ignacio, and supporting our small business!
star-5
I enjoyed it as a history buff and others too
Jason_A
, Jun 2022
The guide, Nick, seemed like a mixture of John Adams and Indiana Jones. He grew up in the area and studied history in college so he was able to answer any question we threw at him. The tour was about a 2 mile walk or so and we enjoyed it. Completely outside and we had nice weather (mid 80s). There was a 5-min break at lunch to grab a water/snack/bathroom. He made the characters relatable with his storyline. Our guide was Nicholas Roberts, he gave us his card.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We really appreciate this fantastic feedback regarding Nick's tour... we're confident he'll be pretty pleased and/or amused to be named a hybrid of John Adams and Indiana Jones! Nick is a wonderful local historian and professor, and we're lucky to have him on board at Hub Town Tours. Thanks for supporting our small business!
star-3
The guide was very...
Stephen_V
, Jun 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and smart. however it's critical to play to the audience to be flexible after assessing the room. Entertaining aspects would keep the teens
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We're glad to hear you found your guide well-informed—our apologies that your tour didn't live up to expectations, Stephen. Our longer history narrative is definitely geared toward adults, but we agree that tours should always adapt to the audience. We will speak to the guide in question and hope to earn five stars from you and your family next time!
star-5
Very interesting
jeff_l
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Nick, was excellent. He has a masters in history and was full of knowledge. He covered the years leading up to the revolutionary war, focusing on Boston and Boston people. It was very interesting. Nick was an excellent guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for choosing Hub Town Tours, Jeff! We try to bring aboard only the best guides for our small-group tours, and Nick certainly fits the bill. As a local historian and professor, we're so fortunate to have his skillset on our team! We'll let him know how much you appreciated his tour.
star-5
Great tour
Ann_M
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide did a great job. We got lots of historical information and he did a great job explaning the sequence of events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Lots of exercise too! My fitbit said we walked 4.5 miles!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you, Ann, for this fantastic review—there's so much to see along the Freedom Trail, but it's worth the walk! We will let your guide Drew know how much you enjoyed his narrative approach to the history of Revolutionary Boston. Come visit us again soon!
star-5
Small Group Freedom Trail Tour
dabl44
, Jun 2022
Drew was a wonderful tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and well spoken. We really enjoyed our small group tour. Two and half hours went by very quickly.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review for Drew; he's an experienced guide to Boston and it absolutely shows! We're very fortunate to have him leading our small groups along the historic Freedom Trail. Come back soon!
star-4
so much history
Shawn_M
, Jun 2022
First trip to the area so thought getting a tour would be the best way to learn the history of the area. So much history! So awesome to hear about the true text book history that all came out of this area.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We agree, Shawn—it's amazing how much history is hidden within a small city like Boston! Thank you for choosing our small business to explore the Freedom Trail. We hope to make it a 5-star experience for you next time!
star-5
Well Done Drew
LeighAnn_G
, Jun 2022
Drew was very informative and friendly. He was interesting and knew his history. We both enjoyed him and his tour. We were very happy with his lunch suggestion and cannoli suggestion as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for supporting our small business with a 5-star review, Leigh Ann! Drew has been a guide on the Freedom Trail for years now, and his expertise really shines through. History, lunch spots, cannoli—the man knows his stuff!

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