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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 15 travelers
  • 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 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.

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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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Boston alive.
Debra_M
, Oct 2021
Mike is the best guide we have had in all of our travels. Spoke clearly and renewed our interest in the facts of the Revolutionary War.
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Loved the interactive...
colorshine5
, Oct 2021
Loved the interactive history tour and as someone who doesn’t remember what I learned in middle school I appreciated how the guide goes through events on a timeline.
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Don’t even look at another option. Book THIS!
Erin_C
, Oct 2021
Mike was EXCELLENT. The tour was everything we could have wanted and more. Thank you a million, Mike!
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Great History Tour with Mike
Richard_T
, Oct 2021
Mike gave an incredible 4 1/2 hour presentation of everything leading up to the revolutionary war. I truly outstanding tour.
star-5
A Must Tour in Boston
Kory_K
, Oct 2021
Fun tour! Mike did an excellent job from start to finish. The tour was approximately 3 1/2 hours long and was worth every penny. A few things to note that we learned. Our tour was on a Sunday and we were able to park on State street in front of the University for free. Remember where you parked because you don’t stop where you started! I would recommend good walking shoes as you walk on some rough terrain. You will need to walk at a fast pace too. An elderly overweight lady in our group couldn’t keep up. At the end of the tour Mike recommends some great places to eat. We ate at Boston Sails near where we stopped and the clam chowder was amazing! And I didn’t think I liked it! Ha! Their apple chicken salad and Reuben was good too!
star-5
Best tour I’ve ever been on!
Lindsey_D
, Oct 2021
Absolutely the best tour I’ve ever been on! Mike is a fantastic tour guide and made our Boston trip extra fun. Well worth the money!
star-5
History comes to life!
Jennifer_C
, Oct 2021
Mike was a super great guide! We learned so much history, saw so much and are still talking about how great it our tour was!
star-5
Fabulous Walking Tour
Jim_A
, Oct 2021
Very well done informative tour! Mike worked very hard at delivering the best history tour we’ve been on. Great info with historical context. Really learned and enjoyed this tour.
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GREAT tour!
Katie_G
, Oct 2021
This tour was amazing! Mike did great with keeping the story in chronological order with the sights we saw and explaining the story in a way even children could follow. His use of visual aids added to the understanding of the story. 10/10 would recommend!
star-4
Guide was very...
Linda_B
, Oct 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. It ran a bit long. I think tour should end where it started.

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