Religious Heritage, Local Experience, City
Kid Friendly: No. Childred can be on the tour but the tour will be explained at an adult level.
The outdoors part of the tour can be done with assistance.
Maximum travelers: 10
The Political and Social stories behind the creation of the Back Bay
Enjoy a ninety minute walking tour of a section Boston's Back Bay. The tour will go from the Public Garden to the Castle Building and end in Copley Square. The tour will explain the politics and cultural issues that lead to the creation of a whole new city on the Bay of old Boston. The role of immigration and forces that opposed immigration will be explained. In the Garden we will see the Statues of George Washington, Senator Charles Sumner, as well as an unusual statue dedicated to ether's use in surgery, and the story around it.
See the Castle Building created to protect the Boston Elite from and immigrant uprising. See the building where a former Baptist Preacher Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. Stroll around Trinity church and hear the story of the creation of one of America's architectural gems. Finish the tour at the Boston Public Library and learn how it was created to assure education for 19th Century immigrants.
It is a short stroll from the Public Garden to Copley Sq. The creation of the Public Garden, the Back Bay as well as the Buildings in and around Copley Square will be told as part of the wider political debates in America at the time.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The George Washington Statue in the Public Garden or the entrance to Trinity Church in Copley Square. For one, two or three, for an additional 175.00, pick off and drop off is an option in the Boston area. This additional cost would be added in a custom tour.
End location: The tour will end in Copley Sq. or The Boston Public Gardens, the choice will be made by the customer. The guide will direct the customer to public transit or taxis and also explain options for activities nearby.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
The tour will be a one mile walk with many stops. For one, two or three, for an additional 175.00, pick up and drop off is an option in the Boston area. The car is mid-size and air conditioned. This additional cost for a private care will be added in a custom tour.
The tour guides services for the tour and where to go after the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 5 - There will be stops for water, coffee etc if requested
The guide can give options for food, drink and souvenirs. The guide can pick up and drop off in a custom tour.