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Freedom Trail Private History Tour

Freedom Trail Private History Tour
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$69
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Boston's complex role in launching the American Revolution is physically linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail, which is best experienced on foot with a knowledgeable local guide. This private walking tour with Ted Clark—a former Park Ranger for Boston National Historical Park—discusses the 15 years prior to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, as Bostonians of all backgrounds grappled with the essential question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country.

As you visit the numerous historic landmarks surviving from Old Boston up close, your personal guide will share the gripping story of a small colonial town headed toward the brink of war with an empire.

Your private tour will begin by the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common (1635), in sight of the distinctive golden dome of the Massachusetts State House (1795), the proclaimed "hub of the solar system." Boston Common marks the unofficial starting point for the Freedom Trail, which links 16 historic landmarks found within the City of Boston. (Official trail sites are underlined in this description.)

From Boston Common, your walking tour will travel past Park Street Church (1809); the final resting places of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock in Granary Burying Ground (1660); King's Chapel (1749) and accompanying burying ground (1630); statue of Benjamin Franklin at the site of Boston Latin School (1635); the Old Corner Bookstore (1712);  Old South Meeting House (1729); the Old State House (1713) and nearby site of the Boston Massacre (1770).

Along the way, your guide will delve deeply into the stories of diverse colonial Bostonians—be they Patriot or Loyalist or neutral—who drove the narrative in pre-Revolutionary Boston, as well as detailed discussions of the many contentious events that occurred in this small town from 1761 to 1775. If you selected our 2-hour tour experience, we will conclude at Faneuil Hall (original 1742), allowing you a chance to explore the historic "Cradle of Liberty" that still stands beside Quincy Market (1826), the modern-day marketplace and tourist hub of Boston.

Our 3-hour afternoon tour continues past Faneuil Hall into the North End, the "Little Italy" of Boston. In addition to countless Italian restaurants and world-famous cannoli, Boston's North End contains the Paul Revere House (1680); the Paul Revere Mall and Statue (1933); and Old North Church (1723). All told, you will visit 12 of the 16 sites along the Freedom Trail while learning about a pivotal 15-year period in Boston's history—the historic places, animated people, and revolutionary ideas that would help create the United States of America.

Boston's complex role in launching the American Revolution is physically linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail, which is best experienced on foot with a knowledgeable local guide. This private walking tour with Ted Clark—a former Park Ranger for Boston National Historical Park—discusses the 15 years prior to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, as Bostonians of all backgrounds grappled with the essential question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country.

As you visit the numerous historic landmarks surviving from Old Boston up close, your personal guide will share the gripping story of a small colonial town headed toward the brink of war with an empire.