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Walking Boston - Tours

#19 of 132 Tours in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 221 Massachusetts Ave #1003, Begin at corner of Park and Tremont streets on Boston Common, Boston, MA
Phone Number:
+1 617-670-1888

Walking Boston offers a fun, private, educational tour of historic Boston....

Walking Boston offers a fun, private, educational tour of historic Boston. Very entertaining & informative guide. Walking Boston is Boston’s only historic tour given by a children’s book author and Boston historian with family ties to the Sons of Liberty and Paul Revere. Imagine yourself touring Boston with an actual relative of the legendary Paul Revere! Ben Edwards is a creative and engaging tour guide who offers private tours at a comfortable pace. His private guided walking tours for groups and families provide a personalized approach ensuring plenty of time for questions and the flexibility to stay longer at many of the sites.

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Best tour of Boston..... you must try this!

Being fans of walking tours in other cities, when organising our trip and having done much research we decidied to go with Ben and Walking Boston. Of all the tours we have done... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being fans of walking tours in other cities, when organising our trip and having done much research we decidied to go with Ben and Walking Boston. Of all the tours we have done, this one certainly rates as the best. Ben's knowledge of Boston and it's history is outstanding, he is very well spoken and clearly understood. The pace of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My 13 year old niece and I spent 2 days with Ben and were completely happy with our experience. The first day, we had asked Ben to orient us to Boston. We learned how to navigate the subway system and we went to the Skywalk Observatory to get a birds eye view of the city and it's landmarks. We felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Ben Edwards is a terrific tour guide! We recently joined Ben with our homeschool group of 40 people and went on the 5 ½ hour Freedom Trail Tour. We saw many historic sites, with Ben giving us details about each place. His passion for the history of Boston is evident in his presentation and he includes original historical documents and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and teenage son took a trip to Boston to visit colleges and our older son who is a freshman at Northeastern. We decided to spend Saturday with Ben and loved every minute of it. We've taken walking tours in other cities and can tell you from that you will be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable and... More 

Thank bglachance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Hands down I would recommend Ben's tour to any homeschoolers who want an engaging, interactive tour of Boston's Freedom Trail. Ben is a gifted storyteller who knows how to keep students interested. We were a group of 40 people and he guided our group easily on this 5.5 hour walking tour. At almost every stop he had unique ways of... More 

Thank Lori K
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have been taking our fifth graders to this field trip for 10+ years and have never been disappointed in Ben! Even the teachers are thoroughly entertained because he keeps adding new artifacts and/or stories. At open house this year, one of my parents talked up this field trip so much that I had an abundance of volunteers! She even... More 

Thank Ellen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I just read a few of the reviews, old and new, posted on Trip Advisor about Ben Edwards. I wonder how many times one sees a 5 star rating across the board? Not often that is for sure! My daughter and I chose this tour precisely because of what was written. We were not disappointed in the least. Ben's tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

we went to Boston for a long weekend , we like walking tours and this one was one of the best! We felt that Ben was as interested in our Freedom Trail tour as we were. He's truly fascinating! We would take the same tour with Ben if/when we come back to Boston! very recommended.

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We (8) found Ben on TripAdvisor, and the reviews were superlative; we now understand WHY! He brings Boston to life with his personal family anecdotes since he is a 6th great relative of Paul Revere. Ben has the fun and interesting stories that other guides either don't know or don't want to take the time to share. We felt that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ben is personable with an encyclopedic knowledge of Boston in general and the Freedom Trail in particular. Friendly, engaging, and genuinely enthusiastic, Ben immediately put us at ease. Instead of dressing up in a period costume (not that there’s anything wrong with that) he carries authentic documents augmenting the fascinating tales he weaves of Boston’s key role in the American... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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