Cruise the Harbor on your way to History

Tour Number

Activity Level

297607


Categories

First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children are welcome and enjoy the boat ride. The way that history will be discussed will be for adults.

Friendly: No.
With assistance a wheelchair can be done on this tour, it would be difficult to add the Bunker Hill part if there is someone with a disability. Instead the visit could include The Constitution Museum and photo ops of the World War 2 battleship the Cassin Young

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Boat Ride: Bunker Hill and Paul Revere, Museums and battleships


Enjoy a ten minute cruise on a Public Boat, from Long Wharf Boston to Charlestown. Along the tour you will see Old North Church, as the guide tells you the story of Paul Revere's midnight ride. Once in Charlestown there will be a 15 minute walk to the Bunker Hill Monument, where there will be an opportunity to climb the monument and enjoy the museum. After the museum there will be a 10 minute walk to the World War Two battleship The Cassin Young, where you will be able to stroll on the ship. If you want to add time, a trip to the Constitution Museum will be added. The tour ends as you return by boat with the guide to Long Wharf. At this time the USS Constitution is not available for visiting.

Itinerary

Depart from Long Wharf for a 10 minute boat ride to Charlestown. The guide will narrate the story of Paul Revere as we see Old North Church along the way, At Charlestown the tour will begin with a walk to the Bunker Hill Monument where the guide will tell the story of the battle and then to the Bunker Hill Museum. There will then be a walk to the USS Cassin Young Battleship and a walk on the ship. There will be an option for time in the Constitution Museum(the Constitution ship is currently not available). The guide will then return with the travelers by boat to Long Wharf. Tour that begin after 3pm may limit the availability of gong into museums and monuments as well as ships. In those cases, there are still opportunities for photos of those places.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The lobby of the Marriot Long Wharf, the first floor, across from the Starbucks, at the seats.

End location: The Long Wharf. The end of the tour is a short walk from the North End and Quincy Market and Aquarium

Duration: 2 hours

There are sometimes lines to go into and climb the Bunker Hill Monument. If you would like to add a visit to the Constitution Museum that will increase the time of the tour. The Constitution and Bunker Hill Museum and Cassin Young, close in mid-afternoon and may not be available for tours that begin after 3pm.

Transportation

A public transit boat ride, 15 minutes each way. There will also be a 15 minute walk to the Bunker Hill monument and back to the Navy Yard.

What’s Included

The guide will give a historic narration of Paul Revere's ride and the Battle of Bunker Hill

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - There is a 7.00 round trip cost for the boat ride. There is a discount for children and seniors. This is paid at the boat. It can be paid with credit card or cash. There will also be opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks and gifts. There is a fee if the Constitution Museum is added.

What’s Extra

A round trip for the boar ride, approx $6.00

Private tour guide Ted

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