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The Revolutionary Story Tour

history walk

The Revolutionary Story Tour

569 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

The Revolutionary Story Tour

history walk

The Revolutionary Story Tour

569 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The Revolutionary Story Tour is different. The simplest thing to grasp is that instead of walking Boston's Freedom Trail geographically - starting at one end and following it to the other - we explore the American Revolution chronologically through the streets of the original neighborhoods. The sightseeing is synchronized with and unfolds to the storytelling. There’s a lot less emphasis on the facts and the dates and a lot more on the passions, personalities, and psychologies driving the events. The entire experience has been built with the aspirations and anxieties of a fellow tourist in mind. We see the major landmarks like Faneuil Hall, Old North Church (Paul Revere's Midnight Ride), the Old South Meeting House (Boston Tea Party), Old State House (Boston Massacre) but it's not just checking famous spots off your list but about helping you connect the dots together: The Battle of Bunker Hill, Stamp Act Riots, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin and so much more. From protest to resistance to rebellion the intensification of American opposition to England was first, foremost, and fiercest in this city. What took place here has become a central part of America's identity and we use both patriot and loyalist perspectives to recover truth from legend. Message me or see website for Tue, Thur, & Sat tours, if sold out, or for private options.

Your hosts

My aim was to create for Boston the kind of intimate, immersive, and fulfilling experience I looked for all over the world. As a 15 year + local resident holding B.A.'s in History and Political Science and an M.S. in Public Policy with both good and bad experiences in budget and package travel, I'm uniquely positioned to combine local insights, academic expertise, and the ambitions of curious travelers seeking a unique cultural experience. This tour is not about maximizing dollars for me or minimizing effort from you. Its a comprehensive adventure: part scenic stroll over an inclusive itinerary covering Boston's signature sights; and part psychological scavenger hunt, incorporating insights from the most prestigious scholarship on the subject, entering into the mindset and recapturing the energy that invented America.
Mike
Mike
Theodore
Theodore

What's included

Equipment
Historic Map / Timeline Restroom / Snack Break midway through.

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Where you'll be

We will cover most of original Boston and most major landmarks, including but not limited to 12 of 15 Freedom Trail sights through Dock Square, Government Center, Financial District, Boston Harbor, and the historic North End. Old South Meeting House (Boston Tea Party); Old State House (Boston Massacre); King's Chapel; Christ Church (Paul Revere's Midnight Ride); Granary Burying Ground; Faneuil Hall; and Old City Hall and more!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Children are allowed, however, it's not the kids version of history. If they have had some exposure to the subject in school and are mature enough to handle the length of time involved, the narrative structure…

More tips

Message me for Monday, Thursday, and Saturday tours. Tuesday tours and Private tours will (generally) be hosted by Ted Clark. BE PREPARED TO WALK! Boston is mostly flat and the walk is not difficult but there will be some stairs and we will be covering a lot of ground.

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Mike
The Revolutionary Story Tour
569 reviews
From $57/person
569 reviews
From $57/person