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Boston, United States
The Revolutionary Story Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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Limited group size. No massive crowds.
Professionally operated: no actors, costumes, scripts, or kitsch
Insights from prestigious historians and scholarship
Restroom / Coffee / Snack break midway through
12 (of 15) Freedom Trail sights visited
Gratuities. (optional)

Departure Point

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201, USA

Meet at City Hall Plaza: Between City Hall (large, angular concrete building) and Staples Connect (1 Washington Mall, 02108) From FANEUiL HALL: cross Congress Street and go up the stairs to the left From GOVERNMENT CENTER (Green Line Subway) stop: enter plaza and keep to the right of City Hall

Return Details

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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Revolutionary Story Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Revolutionary Story Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Revolutionary Story Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Revolutionary Story Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The Revolutionary Story Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Revolutionary Story Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The Revolutionary Story Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Revolutionary Story Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Revolutionary Story Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Mike was great and very...
thomas_f
, Sep 2021
Mike was great and very knowledgeable. Learn more on the tour than I learned in school. Would definitely recommend this tour while visiting Boston.
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Renewed appreciation of the many characters of the revolution
Robert_H
, Sep 2021
Mike is an outstanding guide/instructor. He is passionate about the history of Boston at comes through vividly in his descriptions of what lead up to the American revolution. I strongly encourage anyone to take part in the journey.
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History Brought to Life
Robin_D
, Sep 2021
Hard to pin point one item of the tour as the most memorial but I would put the statue of Paul Revere with the church as a backdrop at the top of my list. Mike (our tour guide) has a passion for history and you could sense that passion in his delivery. Very informative. Bring comfortable shoes. Well worth the time and expense to experience this part of American history. God Bless America!!! Robin and Linda/Little Rock, Arkansas
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Mike was very...
Connie_S
, Sep 2021
Mike was very knowledgeable! He had a great voice and he did little things like character cards and toy soldiers to add a visual to the history he was sharing!
star-5
Well worth the time and money!!!
Mari_H
, Sep 2021
Mike was awesome. Excellent storyteller and KNOWS THE HISTORY! Definitely worth the time and effort. He engages the group and includes them in the stories. Definitely a must do tour!!!
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A MUST WHILE IN BOSTON
Christine_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Mike, was outstanding—- part storyteller and part historian. Of all the tours we took this week in Boston this one was the BEST! We learned so much about the people and events leading up to the revolution but in a way that was woven along a timeline rather than a litany of dry facts. This tour is a lot of walking—— but well worth the time. Outstanding way to see most of the Freedom Trail sites!
star-5
Recommended!
Mary
, Sep 2021
Excellent from start to finish! Mike is a deep well of knowledge and his delivery of that knowledge is engaging and theatrical keeping everyone's interest in the unfolding saga of America's story. We recommend the tour 1000%.
star-5
Must do for any Boston trip!!
Joe_P
, Sep 2021
Absolutely spectacular!! The tour was 3+ hours and we could have gone another 3 hours. Mike really does a great job! We were 5 minutes into the tour and my whole family just kept saying, "this is awesome" over and over again. After the tour was over we just kept saying, "that was awesome" over and over again. This is a must do for any Boston trip!! You really get a feeling for the backgrounds, mindset and personalities of the founding fathers, as well as what it was like to live during these times. You can envision British troops occupying the streets of Boston and the battleships in Boston Harbor. If you want to understand how this great nation began and truly experience the freedom trail like never before, this tour is for you. I learned more during this tour than in any history class I have ever taken. This isn't a tour where the guide is dressed up in a silly costume and memorizes their lines. Mike has an incredible knowledge of not only the beginnings of our nation, but the city of Boston itself.
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star-5
Perfect tour!
Paula_B
, Sep 2021
Excellent! Our tour guide was exceptional. He made the history and the sights we saw truly from a different perspective than just what we may remember from our history books. He had a group of 18 but assured each of us could hear him clearly and had fun!
star-5
Wonderful tour for adults
Ellen_D
, Sep 2021
Awesome tour for the adult mind. Really enjoyed the whole thing. Getting that deeper-than-Wikipedia experience was fantastic.

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