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The Revolutionary Story Walking Tour in Boston
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icon3 hours 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Insights from prestigious historians and scholarship
Restroom / Coffee / Snack break midway through
12 (of 15) Freedom Trail sights visited
A sense of humor
Museum Entrance (This is an external only WALKING tour)
Pedantic Lecturing
Partisan Bias (then or now)
Gratuity (optional)
City Hall Plaza , 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02203, USA

Meet in City Hall Plaza: Between City Hall (large, angular concrete building) and Staples Connect (1 Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108) A pedestrian only plaza we meet in front of a large statue of a basketball player. SUBWAY: Government Center (Green Line); State Street (Orange Line, Blue Line)

9:15 AM
Christopher Columbus Park Path , 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 16 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.

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  • "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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star-5
Very enjoyable and educational
John_k
, May 2022
We enjoyed Michael's tour and perspective on the history of Boston. Educational learning of other participants that are not mentioned in history classes. I would recommend this tour to anyone. However, not for small youngsters or if you can not walk awhile.
star-5
Excellent guide and worth the time
Al_S
, May 2022
Guide did a great job of the ideology behind the events of the revolution. He was extremely informed of the events and as someone that is hard of hearing I understood all that he said.
star-5
Best Walking Tour Ever
Craig_M
, May 2022
The guide is an incredibly gifted storyteller. I learned so much about the tensions and perspectives that built up to the Revolutionary War. I recommend this tour for everyone of all ages.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Kathleen_A
, May 2022
Chronologic tour that put events of the period into perspective. Very well informed guid. Engaging. Highly recommend. Would rate this tour an A+.
star-5
Freedom trail tour with Mike
Tony_V
, May 2022
Mike is a phenomenal tour guide. Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of Boston. We learned the history on this tour. We couldn’t have done this in our own. Great job Mike👍
star-5
Witty and wonderful way to spend a morning in Boston!
SallieAnna_B
, May 2022
Loved the guide. Detailed stories told with wit and passion. Very enjoyable way to spend a pretty morning in Boston! Got my steps in for sure! .
star-5
Well worth your time.
Susan_L
, May 2022
Very informative tour. Mike did a good job keeping everyone engaged and had very interesting stories to tell. It was a little long, though, so be prepared get your steps in!
star-5
An Engaging and Fun Tour
Debbie_M
, May 2022
One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. As a history major in college I appreciated how Mike was able to convey a variety of perspectives in a fun and engaging manner. Many historical tours end up being just a regurgitation of facts. Mike went above and beyond; whether using maps and legos to illustrate points or choosing group members to be historical figures. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a better historical perspective of Boston.
star-5
Will recommend
Friscofolks
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable guide that kept the tour very interesting His take on the events leading up to the revolution was more interesting
star-5
Fantastic Tour
Tracey_D
, May 2022
An excellent tour, even though we are British. A great insight into the history with our American cousins. I could not recommend this tour enough as it was delivered with such passion, insight and knowledge of how the American Revolution came to pass.
star-5
A most memorable history lesson
Laurette_B
, May 2022
Our guide Mike was exceptional. The tour was a wonderful history lesson that tied all the many people, developments and events together for a truly comprehensive and inspiring lesson on the Revolution.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Mike the Superstar Tour Guide
jimpolis
, May 2022
Mike our tour guide did a fantastic job explaining the historical details of Bostons past abs present in a jovially , yet educational manner. Highly recommend request Mike when taking this tour.
star-5
Inspirational & Informative
Larry_M
, May 2022
Great story, very well told. Mike’s knowledge of and passion for the history, culture and impact of early Boston brings our history and heritage to life. Can’t think of a better way to begin our first trip to this great city. The things we learned during our tour provided the foundation for the balance of our trip.
star-5
Great experience
Kathleen_A
, May 2022
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and really brought the history of Boston and the revolution to life. Learned many things I did not know. Would recommend this for everyone.
star-5
Great experience
Roz_C
, May 2022
Mike brought the whole Revolutionary War to life. Not just a tour to look at old buildings. His knowledge was fabulous.
star-5
Awesome tour!
Joseph_M
, May 2022
This tour provided a deep-dive into the history of Boston prior to, during, and following the Revolutionary War. Our guide and historian, Mike, utilized pictures and maps to augment his creative storytelling approach blending historical facts with information on modern day Boston. Mike certainly educated and entertained guests throughout the entire tour.
star-5
Great history lesson
Randy_H
, May 2022
Our tour guy, Mike, was extremely informative about the whole freedom trail. You could tell how enthusiastic he was about history while talking to us. One of the highlights of our trip!
star-5
Wow…great tour
Chris_R
, May 2022
Mike was an incredible tour guide and storyteller. It’s crazy how much of the details you don’t know. Go on this tour to see how everything came together in Boston!!
star-5
Great experience, I would...
Asi_P
, May 2022
Great experience, I would easily recommend it and do it again! Mike is a great guid, knowledgeable & with a good sense of humor!
star-5
Great Tour in Boston
Rebecca_R
, May 2022
This is one of the best tours I have taken. Mike the guide is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He makes you feel like you have transported back in time to the American Revolutionary War. Highly recommend making time for this tour when visiting Boston.

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