I am a certified tour guide and published historian. I enjoy Boston for its historic significance, its quirky traditions, its rough-and-tumble politics, its architecture, museums, sports teams and its people. Boston is the home of the bean and the cod, the Puritans, the Brahmin, the Kennedys, the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics and seventy colleges and universities. Let me tell you the stories that will make Boston come alive for you.
I enjoy presenting Boston's history from the colonial era to recent times and I try to do so in a way that not too stiff and scholarly, though as a historian I pride myself on my accuracy. If you're interested in the Boston Massacre or Tea Party, I'll show you the sites and tell you the stories. If architecture is what you like, let me show you how some of our buildings, both lovely and ugly, have shaped our neighborhoods. And if your interests take us beyond the city proper, for instance, to Cambridge or Quincy or beyond, I'll be happy to accommodate as time permits. I can also adjust any of my tours to accommodate up to twelve people.
I find a driving tour is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a limited time, but if you'd prefer to do some walking while you're here of course we can. If you'd like to visit a museum or restaurant or do some shopping during your tour, no problem!
I can certainly keep you entertained on my own but if you'd like to plan the tour with me that would be great too. Shoot me a note and I'll send along a list of possible attractions and their websites for you to look over. Some guests send a list of addresses where they have lived or visited in the past, and would like a "walk down memory lane. " No Problem!
Check out my ratings, they're all five-star! Bring your cameras and your kids, and I'll see to it that you leave our city with wonderful memories and mementos and the feeling that you'll want to come back again soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
Peter's flexibility in scheduling, his assistance in planning, his knowledge of Boston and his presentation to the student group were all outstanding!
I am a certified tour operator in the City of Boston.
I have a Commercial Drivers License that permits me to carry passengers.
I am a member of the Bostonian Society
I have a BS degree in American Studies
I am a published historian, certified visual artist and former theatre producer and business owner