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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

Return Details

Christopher Columbus Park Path, Boston, MA 02110, USA
  • 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.

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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.
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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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Tourist_2021
, Jul 2021
Very knowledgable tour guide, this was a fantastic way to see the old parts of the city and learn about its history. Loved the locations and recommendations.
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Great tour
Nicole_B
, Jul 2021
Mike was fantastic! Entertaining and informative! Best tour guide ever! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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Not to miss
Allen_F
, Jul 2021
I think this tour deserves the 300 plus 5 star ratings it’s already received. Would take a little thinking to list all the things this tour guide gets right. First of all, he’s got a master’s in history. He is very qualified. It was a very creative tour that wove the roles of key personages - Paul Revere, Quincy Adams, Tom Hutchinson, Sons of Liberty, and others - in this period of history into the narration. He really brought the history, and the people, alive, busted some myths but then rebuilt those people and events back up in a more historically accurate manner, with frequent records to the ambiguities left by the historical record. Don’t get the idea that this was dry and boring. It was the best of both worlds: entertaining, engaged, but also grounded in the scholarship. He also gave proper due to chance and dumb good luck, like the Americans perfectly and voluntarily trapping themselves on Bunker Hill, and then the British getting by complete chance bogged down in the mud flats at low tide when trying to cut them off. Replaced the myth of Paul Revere created by Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” which was basically written as Northern propaganda in 1860, with a more nuanced and very suspenseful story of what actually happened - and then we stopped at the church where Paul Revere did put those lanterns up in the Italian north side. Got a feel for the period, the passions at play, the people, the mood of the Bostonians, and the escalation in rhetoric to independence that in large part was accidental and based upon the turn of the English mood from conciliation to harsh over reaction - if the English had been more chill, we might have been a crown colony and still part of the Commonwealth today a la Canada. And how the colonists came to target the British officers, could tell who they were by the quality of their uniforms, the red dye in their uniforms didn’t fade like that of the enlisted men. You get a feel for how the economy, the politics, chance turns of events, personalities of key people and more all interacted to create the particular story of the lead up to the revolutionary war. It was so good - I hope you get to enjoy it. I think it sells out a bit in advance - by the time I booked, I got the last spot available during my Boston visit.
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Incredible historical experience
Charles_K
, Jul 2021
He really brought the history to life Excellent experience I would recommend him to all Awesome experience
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Revolutionary Tour of Boston
Rosalyn_B
, Jul 2021
Outstanding presentation. One of the best tours we ever took. Mike is an incredible story teller. He was able to bring the history of American Revolution to live. He kept all of us engaged and focused on the story for the whole 3.5 hours of the tour. Will definitely recommend it to everyone visiting Boston
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My son and I learned a lot from this trip.
Vivian_M
, Jul 2021
Mike is such a good story teller, and he’s well equipped with knowledge and little stuff, like Boston’s maps at different times, pictures of great figures he mentioned. He’s gorgeous, worth a 5-star!
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Best option for a short trip to Boston
Abbey_D
, Jul 2021
This was such a great way to spend the one day I had in Boston! Our guide's genuine enthusiasm for the history of the city was infectious and I can't imagine a better way to learn about the the revolution.
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AMAZING GUIDE
Michelle_P
, Jul 2021
Unbelievable guide — the best, densest history tour we have ever taken. So much info. you’ll get your money’s worth and more!!!
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Must Do Tour in Boston
Grant_Frame
, Jul 2021
We took Mike’s tour yesterday and had a wonderful time. It is very informative, interactive, and gives you a history of Boston from the view of an interesting historian. We love it and would recommend to anyone that wants an insider view while sight seeing in the city.
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Best Walking Tour in Boston
Blessing_K
, Jul 2021
I highly recommend this tour. Mike was a wealth of knowledge and brought history to life. He was great at making sure everyone had a great picture! It is one of the best tours I have been on!!!
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