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  • Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

    1. Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

    Embark on an adventure through the United States' history and discover fascinating stories about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. On this self-guided tour, led by GPS, explore Boston’s Freedom Trail at your own pace and learn about this fascinating period of history. Begin the experience in the center of the city at Boston Common. Hear stories about the common’s history and how the first settlers founded the city. Next stop is Massachusetts State House followed by the 54th Regiment Memorial where you’ll learn about the Civil War. Continue to Park Street Church and discover the importance of this landmark, then find out about the iconic figures buried at the Granary Burying Ground. Arrive at the Latin School next, one of the city’s most notable attractions due to its impressive alumni. From here, reach the Old South Meeting, built in 1729, then explore the Boston Massacre sit...

    Great information. Very helpful to have text and audio. The red brick path was easy & fun to follow. It also provided confidence that we wouldn’t get lost in an unfamiliar city.

  • Boston, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

    2. Boston, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

    Start in the city of Boston and walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Immerse yourself in the stories of the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and the Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk. Uncover Boston's historic and storied past while enjoying its beautiful harbor views between South Station and Long Wharf. Then, travel to the city of Cambridge outside Boston and explore the heart of Harvard University's campus at Harvard Square. Use the app to take a self-guided walking tour that covers must-see campus sights like the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, and former dorm rooms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more. Next, discover Cape Ann with a s...

  • Boston: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Walking Tour

    3. Boston: Ghost-Themed Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the supernatural side of Boston on this spooky self-guided walking tour. Benefit from the flexibility of a self-guided tour via an app that functions as a guide, audio tour, and map in one. Experience a tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Begin your bone-chilling walk at Boylston Street Station, where a gas explosion killed several workers. Some believe it was an accident, but others wonder if the countless graves dug up during construction had something to do with it. From there, walk through the Central Burying Ground and the Boston Common, hearing the sordid history of unmarked graves, unsettled corpses, and the site’s history of executions. Then, arrive at the majestic Boston Athenaeum, a beautiful building hiding something grim inside: a book bound in human skin. But you’ll learn that’s not the only creepy thing about this pla...

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What people are saying about Boston Common

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Caitlin is a very nice person, she knows a lot about the Boston History and is very good at sharing her knowledge. She is funny and really available. I definitely recommend her for a historal guided tour of Boston

Dr. Joseph Warren did a great job of entertaining and informing events from beginning to end. Great tour

Perfect way to see the city when only have one day to do so...

Our tour was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

Great tour guide and really nicely paced experience