Travel back to revolutionary Boston with a walk along the Freedom Trail. Your experienced guide will reveal the sites and scenes of critical events that paved the way for American independence. Highlights include the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church and the Granary Burying Ground, the final resting place of many famous Americans including John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. You’ll see the Old Corner Bookstore where the nation’s greatest authors often gathered, including Emerson, Longfellow and Hawthorne. In the heart of Old Boston is the Old South Meeting House, where angry colonists met on the eve of the Boston Tea Party.
Near the circle of stones in front of the Old State House, you’ll hear the story of the Boston Massacre, the first bloodshed of the Revolution. Passing Faneuil Hall, continue to the North End, Boston's oldest surviving residential neighborhood and home of Paul Revere. Before returning to the pier, a visit will be made to the Old North Church where Paul Revere ordered two lanterns hung in the steeple to signal that the British redcoats were approaching. Your guided walk will end at Quincy Market for your return transfer back to the pier.
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Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. The Freedom Trail sites include steps, uneven ground, areas under construction, cobblestones, crowds, and busy city intersections. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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