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Guided Freedom Trail Historic Walking Tour of Boston provided by Lessons on Liberty

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Guided Freedom Trail Historic Walking Tour of Boston

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Overview
For history enthusiasts, there's no substitute for a walking tour of Boston's iconic Freedom Trail with a historian-guide to lead the way. As you stroll along some of Boston's most important streets, learn about key moments in the city's past—from the Boston Massacre to the Stamp Act—and pass must-see sights, like the Old State House and Park Street Church.
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You'll start at
Boston Common Visitors Center
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USABoston Common Visitors Center is located on Boston Common near the Park Street T Station
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  • Pass by Boston Common
    Pass by Massachusetts State House
    Pass by Park Street Church
    Pass by Granary Burying Ground
    Pass by King's Chapel
    Pass by Old City Hall
    Pass by Old South Meeting House
    Pass by Old State House
    Pass by Boston Massacre Site
    Pass by Faneuil Hall Marketplace
You'll end at
6 Faneuil Hall Square
6 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109, USAFaneuil Hall is the hub of activity along Bostons Freedom Trail. Restaurants, shopping, and street performers abound. Be sure to check out our Colonial Print shop “The Printing Office of Edes & Gill located directly behind Samual Adams Statue inside Faneuil Hall!
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Highlights
  • History fans enjoy an educational walking tour of Boston's Freedom Trail
  • Pass landmarks like Boston Common, King's Chapel, and Granary Burying Ground
  • Learn more from a real historian-guide, with a focus on historical facts
  • Meet-up in Downtown Boston, just steps from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Important Information
Departure Point
Boston Common Visitors Center, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
6 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109, USA
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristina S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We took this tour with Michael Szkolka and it was undoubtedly the best part of our trip to Boston. It was very informative and very fun. We highly recommend it! Michael is a retired history teacher and he made history come to life for us. He was friendly and charming and became
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jacqueline T wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I were visiting Boston from London, and even though it started snowing when we started the walk, we knew we were in for a treat when our guide, Michael, told us that he was a history professor and that we would get a true sceptic’s history of Boston. So even
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alexis King wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide Adam brought us on a fantastic tour of the first third of the Freedom Trail. As a historian, he is able to tailor the tour to specific things that you're interested in. There is no "character" represented but rather a historian that has immersed himself in the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jem0066 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our excellent Lessons on Liberty walking tour of Boston's Freedom Trail with our guide Adam dressed up in a traditional costume made by himself! He was able to weave such interesting human stories into the political history as we walked through Boston's
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Alex J wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our tour guide was awesome! He was very informative and friendly. He guided us to important and well known places throughout Boston.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: Lessons on Liberty
lindatestino88
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Great Walking Tour
The tour started at Boston Commons and was done by Michael from Lessons on Liberty. He was dressed in Revolutionar
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imorrow
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Freedom Trail, a must do!
This tour is a must for any visitor to Boston, our guide was 1st Class, always interesting and informative with som
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CarolOrfi
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Very fun and informative tour
Bob was our guide. He was very informative with a subtle sense of humor. Our group had a wonderful time. At the end
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mandymylady
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“Michael the Red Coat”
As others have mentioned, Michael Szkolka’s tour takes an evidence-based approach to history and debunks many popul
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I5811OKdavidt
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Lessons on Liberty
Excellent tour! His knowledge base and breadth were impressive. Covers both events and the individual human experi
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SandBZ
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Great first up thing to do in Boston.
The guide in period costume, having a detailed historical knowledge, made this very informative and interesting.
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AricaFL
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Learned a lot
My husband and I had a tour with Bob and it was fun! We learned quite a bit and I would definitely go again. I re
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D M
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The guided tour is the way to go.
We took the 90 minute guided tour led by our costumed guide "Bob". Bob was a great tour guide that really broght th
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mirjame606
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Knowledgable guide, hard to understand
I was somewhat disappointed with this tour. Our guide was certainly knowledgeable, however it was often times very
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excaliber5
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Great walking tour
Bob was a wonderful tour guide - very engaging and knowledgeable. He also was very helpful when we wanted to switch
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Lynda M
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Best tour ever
My father is a war history buff, so after reading the reviews on Lessons on Liberty, we choose this tour. This was
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Karen L
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Freedom Trail Tout
Hands down one of the best tours I have ever been on. We were fortunate to have Michael as our tour guide. A hist
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kpiechoc
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Great tour
The hardest part was figuring out where to sign up for the tour. The tour guide did a great job. We were disappoint
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Minfam
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Excellent tour & guide - informative and entertaining
Michael S. was a fantastic guide. He is a retired history professor and brings the city and history alive. It was r
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randkriech
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Lessons on Liberty will not disappoint!
I wish History teachers would have taught us like this in high school. I might have had a little more interest in
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