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The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston

Highlights
  • Explore Boston through its history as a major location of the American Revolution
  • Unique chronological tour; experience a sustained story throughout your walk
  • Professional guide gives you insider knowledge, historical information and engaging stories
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The Revolutionary Story Tour: An Epic Walking Tour of Boston
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Overview
Make history engaging, and save yourselves the trouble of navigating through Boston. Learn the amazing history of the Revolutionary War in an experiential way through a small group 3-hour walking tour of Boston. See the major sights and hidden gems of the city in chronological order and experience the passion and drama of this era in history. Leave with a deep understanding of the twisting road to revolution and the mindset that built America.
What to Expect
OVERVIEW 
This entirely original half-day walking tour provides a location by location and event by event retelling of the revolutionary story.  Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure. You've heard of The Boston Massacre, Tea Party, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: now imagine if instead of checking them off your list, you could follow it all chronologically, include new insights, and recapture the energy that invented America
As a 15 year + local resident; holding degrees in History, Political Science, and Public Policy; with both good and bad experiences in (budget) travel, I'm uniquely positioned to combine local knowledge, academic expertise, and the ambitions of the curious traveler seeking a unique and comprehensive experience. It'll be equal parts humorous anecdotes, penetrating insights, and insider tips covering both a huge swath of the original city and the most formative event in American history.  All through one sustained story covering the founding of Boston to the declaring of Independence.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
• Meet at City Hall Plaza.  Personal maps and optional audio receiver will be distributed so you're free to loiter at sights, take photos, and wander around without missing any of the story.  .
• Sights include (but are hardly limited to) 12 out of 15 of the official Freedom Trail Locations:  Old Corner Book Store, Cobb's Hill, Old South Meeting House, King's Chapel, Granary Burying Ground, Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Old City Hall, Old State House, and more!  PLUS hidden paths and back alley's well off the beaten path.       
• Break & Entry into Faneuil Hall*
• Discussions include: settling Boston, the personalities of the founding fathers, the Patriot cause, the British version of events, the cultural history of the North End, Paul Revere's Ride, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and the formative effect of the Revolution on America's culture.
• Finish at Christopher Columbus Park:  conveniently located between North End (food), Long Wharf (Ferry, Charlestown Shuttle), & Quincy Market (shopping)
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
• Walking shoes.  
• Camera
• Weather appropriate clothing
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tour operates in all conditions.  Please dress appropriately.  
Not wheelchair accessible
Children are allowed but this is not a "kids" version of events.    
*Faneuil Hall is normally free to enter, although most walking tours simply walk by it.  Time permitting we will break to go inside, however, it is sometimes used for public functions and on occasion is not accessible.  
Reviews (51)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great time with Mike

My husband and two sons and I went on this tour in early November. I am not a history buff but my family is - but I really enjoyed it. Mike does a great job recreating the history and getting the group involved with some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mdoeden2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BEST TOUR EVER!!!!

The title says it all-EPIC WALKING TOUR and that is the truth! Mike basically takes you on the journey back to the beginning of Boston, complete with maps, pictures, etc and unfolds it with great detail of all the main characters, their influences, the buildings,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detailed and animated story telling!

It was a well worthed 3.5 hour history walk with tons of fun facts and details that are not always available in the text book. We covered all major events as well as the history surrounding these major milestones that connect them. I will definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wangsuli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
One of most inclusive tours ever

Best money you will ever spend for the insight and information you will receive. Mike tells the story of early Boston leading up to the revolution. He is not just showing you the sights everyone else does but brings these sights to life. The tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank a b
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile
Incredibly engaging!

I’ve lived in MA my whole life, always found these things boring. Our tour guide, Mike, was the exact opposite. He was funny, knowledgeable, and above all, interesting. He didn’t bore us with uninteresting information like years things were built, but instead told us about...More

Thank Jessica F
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