Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

149 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Go beyond the Freedom Trail and experience modern Boston through the city’s incredible history.  From the iconic Boston Harbor, to the famous Freedom Trail, into the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill, join your local guide on an experience that promises to connect you to the Boston of old and new.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Boston Harbor Cruises

Your experience begins at the Aquarium “T” Station on the historic Long Wharf, the focus of Boston Harbor, and the economic engine of Boston for most of its history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway

From the harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quincy Market

And then your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Downtown Crossing

A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old City Hall

Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Ask your expert guide about that one!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Boston Urban Adventures

Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a chat with your guide.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Massachusetts State House

On most weekdays (government hours only!) you have a chance to see the government at work inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Beacon Hill

We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Get out your cameras – this neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston Public Garden

Finally, we arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade. Your guide will point you in the right direction, and will help with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond.

Duration: 15 minutes
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