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Boston Massacre Site Tours and Activities

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A circle of cobblestones in front of the Old State House still stands to commemorate the Boston Massacre that occurred in 1770. The Boston Massacre Site today reminds visitors of the event, when tension between British soldiers and colonists came to a head, and a minor fight erupted into a riot. Rocks, fists, and insults were thrown as the soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five Bostonians. At the time, 2,000 soldiers occupied the town of only 16,000. The troops forced their way in to defend officers from the hostile (though unarmed) crowd.

The Boston Massacre was an important moment in early US history. The violence toward colonists served to turn public opinion against the Redcoats soldiers, some of whom were tried for murder. Figures such as Paul Revere and John Adams were instrumental in the aftermath of the incident. Some have even called it the spark that started the Revolutionary War. For many it is seen as the start of the rebellion against British occupation in colonial America.

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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.35
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$49.35
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Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay

Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Tour of The Freedom Trail

Tour of The Freedom Trail

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Travel back in time to colonial New England on a 90-minute historic walking tour. With a length of just 1.2-miles, you can enjoy the experience without breaking a sweat. Your costumed and in-character guide gives you an immersive understanding of life during America’s infancy. Hear exclusive stories about the country’s Founding Fathers and discover iconic historical sites. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.50
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The Revolutionary Story Tour

The Revolutionary Story Tour

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What makes this tour different is that instead of walking the Freedom Trail geographically – starting at one end and following it to the other – we let the escalating action of the American Revolution guide us through the crooked streets of Boston. The sightseeing is synchronized with and unfolds to the storytelling. There’s a lot less emphasis on dry facts and dates and a lot more on the passions, personalities, and psychologies driving the events; recreating the drama and recapturing the energy that invented America. It's not only much more enjoyable it's also the most effective way to explore the city and relive the history. The entire experience has been built with the aspirations and anxieties of a fellow tourist in mind: the groups are kept small so you aren't herded around; we cover both the major sights and the hidden gems; extensive visual aids and props help you grasp the material, and you'll traverse all original neighborhoods getting a sense of the modern city as well. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.75
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.57
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Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston

Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.35
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$49.35
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Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

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Other than expensive private tours, this is the only available tour of the Freedom Trail on which tour goers will view all 16 official sites of the Freedom Trail in a single tour. For the Boston visitor with the busy itinerary, this is the most economical option in terms of time and money to check the Freedom Trail off of your list. Our guides have decades of experience in tourism, history, and performing, let them ensure that your experience of the Freedom Trail is everything that it can be!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Midday)
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Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Midday)

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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a compelling and knowledgeable tour guide! Our midday walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's enduring status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As you travel along the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire. Our 90-minute midday tours begin three times daily (11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm) on Saturdays and all major holidays.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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Have a PRIVATE Freedom Trail Walking Tours (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)

Have a PRIVATE Freedom Trail Walking Tours (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)

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Cover some of Boston’s top historical sights on this guided Freedom Trail walking tour. Discover 11 locations in the attraction-packed Boston Common, including the graves of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Listen to entertaining, informative stories along the way, as you cover the history of the infamous Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Freedom Trail" Solo Walking Tour

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Interactive, immersive and on demand experience of the classic Freedom Trail on your phone. High quality narration. 1 purchase works on 4 phones (iOS and Android) Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston covering the classic tour of the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime. -Great bang for your buck.
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  • 30 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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Self-Guided Spooky Ghost Tour of Boston

Self-Guided Spooky Ghost Tour of Boston

Welcome to Boston, home of the American Revolution, site of the Tea Party, and a hotspot for…. ghosts? That’s right — this historic city is full of dark graveyards, spooky sightings, and haunted houses. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Masonic Building, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

Walk the Boston's Freedom Trail on the most comprehensive tour on the market, with a local historian guide - from the green fields of Boston Common to the towering steeple at the Old North Church. Visit the best of Beantown's famous sites on this two-hour walking tour. Explore the sites integral to America's fervent pursuit for independence such as Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, King's Chapel, the Granary Burying Grounds, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Your guide is an expert in creating the scene and invoking your imagination - as they offer up remnants of the past throughout Boston's North End with a deep dive into the Italian culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Boston Massacre Site hours of operation?
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Boston Massacre Site hours of operation: Open 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Boston Massacre Site tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boston Massacre Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Boston Massacre Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boston Massacre Site costs USD 5.00. Guided Boston Massacre Site tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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