Join us in seeing Boston's Oldest and Most Historic Areas
An interesting history of Boston and its architecture, from the time the city was founded in 1630 until today. Learn how Boston 's three hills were used as part of the largest land-fill operation in the world. See how the first settlers viewed Boston - and who was here to greet them! Some of Boston's most interesting buildings are seen, including the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House in Boston's Italian North End.
We'll stroll the oldest areas of Boston including many of its nooks and crannies, as we explore the last remaining street from the 1700's, the original immigrant arrival area and now Boston's "Little Italy", and view the commercial and residential Harborside from the North End into Downtown.
You'll get the history and the stories behind the History. Like the Great Molasses Flood, which famous figure actually paid for the revolution out of his own pocket, and how Boston transformed its industrial Waterfront into a beautiful residential enclave.
We'll go from the old Downtown to the North end and the Waterfront. Just some of what you'll see includes
Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Blackstone Block, Holocaust Memorial, America's Oldest Restaurant, The Boston Stone, America's Oldest Tavern, The Haymarket, The North End, Boston's Best Italian Restaurants, The Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Boston Harbor, Long Wharf, The Custom House.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The Northwest corner of State and Congress Streets, across from the Old State House (outside 28 State Street). An alternate starting location can be arranged.
End location: The tour ends on Long Wharf, near the new England Aquarium. You may also arrange for an alternative ending location.
Duration: 2 hours
We can do an early morning tour starting at 9:30 AM or, if you prefer, and afternoon tour starting at 1:00 PM or so.
This is a walking tour. Transportation to Starting and from Ending Points not included.
Services of your local tour guide for your guided tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 dollars - Please allow a few dollars per person for water or snacks.
Entrance fees for historic sites are additional. This would include Paul Revere's House.
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Alan was fantastic in less than optimal rain/sleet weather on Friday. Accommodated us well and had fun facts. Would recommend again. Five star