The Revolutionary Story Epic Small Group Walking Tour of Boston

Boston, USA
The Revolutionary Story Tour An Epic Walking Tour of Boston
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about Boston’s revolutionary history on a walking tour that emphasizes good storytelling. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide in your small group as you walk a curated route that includes the Freedom Trail. Visit well-known sites as well as more local places and develop an understanding of modern Boston along with its history.
  • Walk The Freedom Trail in the same order the American Revolution happened.
  • Learn about the Revolution in Boston from your guide
  • Veer off the Freedom Trail to see other historical sites
  • Experience modern Boston as well as historical Boston

What's Included

  • Small group and expert guide. Skip the big crowds and generic highlights.
  • rated route weaving the main events, characters, and sights of the Revolution into one epic story.
  • Explore the modern city beyond the Freedom Trail and experience Boston's incredible urban renewal.
  • Visit 14 iconic Freedom Trail landmarks with entrance into Faneuil Hall (when open to the public)
  • Built-in 15-minute break at world famous Quincy Market
  • Costumes, Actors, Scripts, or Kitsch
  • Transportation (this is a walking tour.)
  • Museum entry fees (other than Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market we stay outdoors)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • City Hall Plaza
    1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02203, USA

    The tour meets in City Hall directly across the street from Faneuil Hall (1 City Hall Square, Boston MA, 02201.) Your guide will be in the plaza between a Five Iron Golf (1 Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108) and a seasonal beer garden next to a statue of a basketball player (Bill Russel)

End point

  • Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    We finish on the waterfront in the heart of "Little Italy" Boston's North End. Lewis Wharf has public restrooms, a parking lot, and is a less than five-minute walk to the Aquarium t-stop and a less than ten-minute walk back to the original meeting point. (Restaurant recommendations included!)

What To Expect

You’ll begin your tour at City Hall Plaza, where you’ll greet your guide and snap a photo beside the statue of basketball player, Bill Russel, which is next to a large Boston sign.

Your first stop is King’s Chapel Burying Ground, where you’ll learn about the first people to settle in Massachusetts Bay. After passing the first Anglican church in Boston, you’ll visit the tombs of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Sam Adams at the Granary Burying Ground.

The following stops include the Old City Hall and Old State House, both significant historical sites; the Statue of Benjamin Franklin; charming squares and pretty gardens such as the Rose Kennedy Greenway, North Square Park, and the Paul Revere House.

Your tour approaches its conclusion in North End, one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in America, before ending with a stroll along Boston Harbor and around Christopher Columbus Park, a buzzing area filled with bars and restaurants.

The Revolutionary Story Tour

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston City Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's Chapel Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Freedom Trail

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's Chapel (Pass By)

Park Street Church (Pass By)

Granary Burying Ground

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old City Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Benjamin Franklin

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old State House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Massacre Site

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Corner Bookstore (Pass By)

Old South Meeting House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Post Office Square

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Financial District

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Quincy Market

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rose Kennedy Greenway

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Paul Revere House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North Square Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Paul Revere Statue

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old North Church & Historic Site

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Copp's Hill Burying Ground (Pass By)

Bunker Hill Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

USS Constitution (Pass By)

North End

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Harbor

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Harborwalk

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lewis Wharf

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. The tour is appropriate for all ages, but it is not a "kids" version of events.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Great Tour of Boston
Morgan_B, Apr 2024
Mike did a great job of making the story of the revolution come to life. His enthusiasm for the topic shone throughout the tour and made the story memorable. Loved this tour. He even ended it with a list of restaurant and reading fecommendations. All around great experience!
Boston Trip
Stan_G, Apr 2024
Mikes knowledge of the town and good sense of humor. I would highly recommend this tour. It was money well spent.
Best Trip Ever
RICK_M, Apr 2024
Mike did a wonderful job of relating the complex events and personalities leading up to and culminating in the revolutionary war. It was a great experience!
Excellent tour. Tyler the guide was outstanding.
Tiffany_F, Apr 2024
Excellent tour. Tyler was an outstanding story teller who was extremely knowledgeable…would highly recommend his tour …he is both highly educated and passionate about the subject matter. Weather was not ideal but worth it anyway. Highly recommend...
Sharon_D, Apr 2024
Even with not the best weather, our tour guide pushed through and gave us all a wonderful history lesson.
Freedom Trail Tour with an extra kick!
Maryn_R, Apr 2024
Our tour guide mike did a masterful job weaving all the key players and locations into a cohesive story of the beginnings of Independence. He really personalized all the important figures. If you want to understand the greater context of what was going on in Boston that led to revolution, this is the tour for you! Also be prepared to hoof it! A lot of fast walking! lol
The best!!!
Sherwin_C, Apr 2024
Miles is absolutely the best! We’ve taken many, many tours and Mike is right there at the top. He’s an amazing storyteller and an enthusiastic historian. He weaves the major sites along the Freedom Trail into a fun and compelling retelling of the birth of the American Revolution. Great for all ages.
Amazing tour in Boston!
Stefania_P, Apr 2024
We just finished the tour with Tyler and we are fascinated by his knowledge and passion on the History of Boston. In 3.5hrs he managed to transmit us a great amount of knowledge, while walking the freedom Trail. It was such a pleasant day and we highly recommend it! The touch with the Lego was absolutely brilliant!
Roderick_G, Apr 2024
Tyler brought the history alive - explaining why things happened - not just what happened…very engaging with lots of character studies of the key figures - and some myth-busting and humour too.
Best Freedom Trail Tour!!
Judi_P, Apr 2024
Tyler was a phenomenal guide. He kept the flow of information fun and engaging. The time flew by, and I can honestly say that this was the best tour we have ever enjoyed. Strongly recommend!
Revolutionary Tours of Boston
jpainting1, Apr 2024
Tyler announced he had a theme and then followed it throughout the afternoon and presented an excellent overview of Boston’s part in forming the revolution
Great Family Experience
Bptkids, Apr 2024
Wonderful guide! So knowledgeable of the history. Pointed out so much along the way too. He gave us excellent restaurants to visit that did not disappoint ❤️
Kourtney_A, Apr 2024
This was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Mike was so incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be around. He took us on what was the best historic tour. And I loved that the size of the tour was smaller so you really felt like you could ask questions and interact.
Fantastic tour - highly recommend
Carol_C, Apr 2024
Despite the terrible weather, he did a fantastic job. He really brought the experience to life! we really enjoyed the tour.
Great Tour - Tyler made it extra special.
marcorodrigues, Apr 2024
Tyler was an amazing guide. He was engaging, resourceful and always willing to help. Knew history inside and out - and made it a blast for the kids. They didn’t even realize they were walking for almost 4 hours.
Melissa_H, Mar 2024
Mike was a wonderful guide. He made it interactive and we learned a lot! He made our complicated history easy to understand. I would highly recommend.
Entertaining and inspiratiknal.
Joe_S, Mar 2024
Excellent tour. The guide, Mike, had in depth knowledge of the subject and made it entertainkng. Would recommend the tour.
It is a very...
Katie_E, Mar 2024
It is a very informational trip. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Our guide kept us engaged by assigning historical figures to some of the fellow tourists. We treated ourselves to dinner following the tour in the North End, the final stop. The weather was wonderful so a great day for all!
Great way to see and learn about the amazing role Boston played in the Revolutionary War
Laura_B, Mar 2024
I loved that we learned about the evolution of the Revolutionary War by seeing the historical sights in sequential order. It made the history come together in a way that made sense. Mike is a great tour guide with great enthusiasm for Boston's amazing history. I highly recommend this tour!
Best tour we’ve ever been on
Sara_H, Mar 2024
My family and I all agreed this was the best tour we’ve ever been on. Mike knew his stuff but told us in a way that unfolded like a story instead of just reciting a bunch of facts. No gimmicks or costumes either- just a great and interesting time.
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