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The Revolutionary Story Walking Tour in Boston
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icon3 hours 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Small group for less crowded, more personalized attention
  • Learn about the Revolution in Boston from your guide
  • Veer off the Freedom Trail to see other historical sites
  • Experience modern Boston as well as historical Boston
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Insights from prestigious historians and scholarship
Restroom / Coffee / Snack break midway through
12 (of 15) Freedom Trail sights visited
A sense of humor
Museum Entrance (This is an external only WALKING tour)
Pedantic Lecturing
Partisan Bias (then or now)
Gratuity (optional)
City Hall Plaza , 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02203, USA

Meet in City Hall Plaza: Between City Hall (large, angular concrete building) and Staples Connect (1 Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108) A pedestrian only plaza we meet in front of a large statue of a basketball player. SUBWAY: Government Center (Green Line); State Street (Orange Line, Blue Line)

9:15 AM
Christopher Columbus Park Path , Christopher Columbus Park Path, Boston, MA 02110, USA

5 minute walk from where we start. Near Long Wharf (the Aquarium T-Stop, harbor tours, and Charlestown shuttle) the North End (restaurants, cafes, & desserts) and Quincy Market (souvenirs & shopping)

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour operates in most weather conditions. Pay attention to the forecast as the weather in Boston can shift even a day or two out. Please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. We will be covering a significant amount of ground and those with injuries or significant mobility limitations will likely find it difficult to complete.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no hard age restriction but this is not a "kids" version of events. The narrative structure helps keep them engaged but the younger they are the more difficult it is to stay involved for the duration. However, every child is different and parents know their own best.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
  • OPERATED BY The Revolutionary Story Tour
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Important to wear comfortable walking shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking." See review
  • "Also, I really wouldn't recommend bringing children because of all the walking and because the content will probably not keep them engaged." See review

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star-5
Amazing!
Christopher_R
, Jun 2022
This was one of the best tours I've ever been on! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and was great at holding your attention. I would definitely recommend coming on this tour!
star-5
Excellent Tour
Lisa_G
, Jun 2022
Mike is a great tour guide. He goes above and beyond to accommodate his guests and has a great delivery of the historical information. He included photos and engages the audience throughout the tour. We have traveled a lot and been on many walking tours and this is on the top of the list! Thank you, Mike.
star-5
Boston history
Neal_H
, Jun 2022
Mike our tour guide was fun, engaging and very knowledgeable. Getting the story behind the facts and events was tremendous. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Great historical tour for all ages.
David_G
, Jun 2022
Mike is an excellent guide. He is passionate and full of knowledge. He truly makes history come alive.
star-5
Mike is the best!
Debra_J
, Jun 2022
Mike was the absolute best as our guide. He has a wealth of information and helped us to understand the history of what led to the Revolutionary War. He did this not with a hokey costume but through his incredible knowledge and understanding of history and in a very relatable way. By the end of the tour, we felt like we had a new friend.
star-5
Great tour!
john_k
, Jun 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Tour was interesting and well paced. Definitely recommend
star-5
Boston’s Best
Bridget_N
, Jun 2022
Excellent excellent tour, highly recommend! I would bet this is the best researched beginning to end of the revolutionary story. Mike is a historian enthusiast and a wonderful story teller! My husband is a history buff, me I enjoy it but lack the background knowledge and we both loved it! Thanks Mike for what we both said was the best thing we did in Boston!
star-5
Best Ever Tour
James_H
, Jun 2022
Mike was extremely knowledgeable and learned so many interesting facts that no one knew before. Brought the Revolutionary War to life for us!
star-5
Riveting Tour of the Freedom Trail
Phil_N
, Jun 2022
We experienced an absolutely riveting retelling of the events leading up to the American Revolution sprinkled with anecdotes about local sights and scenes. At no other tour will you find such an immersive encounter with history.
star-5
Great Tour, Super Guide
Ward_R
, Jun 2022
Mike was a super guide who made the tour exceptional. He was enthusiastic and clearly loves history and especially American history. What a great tour to begin our stay in Boston.
star-5
Awesome tour!
Shelley_B
, Jun 2022
This is the most enjoyable history tour I have ever taken. We did this on our first day, and it was an amazing orientation to the city. Highly recommend!
star-5
History buff with presence and passion
Jacqueline_H
, Jun 2022
Incredible tour! Highly recommend. Mike is truly a revolutionary war buff and brought characters to life in a way that was accessible for everyone. Sprinkled in a few fun facts and really let his passion shine through. The tour was thoughtfully put together with the walking path and timeline of events.
star-1
Disappointed it was canceled!
Janet_G
, Jun 2022
Mike our tour guide canceled our tour for Friday because he said it was supposed to rain throughout the duration oof the tour. On Friday, it sprinkled at best. Other tours were still taking place . We were disappointed, but he did refund us our full amount.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I am sorry for the disappointment. Weather is the hardest thing to control. With a bad forecast I do / did reach out earlier in the week to try and co-ordinate a rescheduling. If the forecast is for light rain or intermittent showers we do proceed but since the tour is longer and entirely outdoors if the forecast is for sustained rain throughout the tour window I cancel and refund. I do my best using several resources but the weather in Boston (on the coast) is very shifty and that day it was not as bad as predicted.
star-5
Fantastic
Melanie_B
, May 2022
Great historian, shared so many interesting details. Very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend
star-5
Very enjoyable and educational
John_k
, May 2022
We enjoyed Michael's tour and perspective on the history of Boston. Educational learning of other participants that are not mentioned in history classes. I would recommend this tour to anyone. However, not for small youngsters or if you can not walk awhile.
star-5
Excellent guide and worth the time
Al_S
, May 2022
Guide did a great job of the ideology behind the events of the revolution. He was extremely informed of the events and as someone that is hard of hearing I understood all that he said.
star-5
Best Walking Tour Ever
Craig_M
, May 2022
The guide is an incredibly gifted storyteller. I learned so much about the tensions and perspectives that built up to the Revolutionary War. I recommend this tour for everyone of all ages.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Kathleen_A
, May 2022
Chronologic tour that put events of the period into perspective. Very well informed guid. Engaging. Highly recommend. Would rate this tour an A+.
star-5
Freedom trail tour with Mike
Tony_V
, May 2022
Mike is a phenomenal tour guide. Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of Boston. We learned the history on this tour. We couldn’t have done this in our own. Great job Mike👍
star-5
Witty and wonderful way to spend a morning in Boston!
SallieAnna_B
, May 2022
Loved the guide. Detailed stories told with wit and passion. Very enjoyable way to spend a pretty morning in Boston! Got my steps in for sure! .

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