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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  2-2.5 hours
On this Boston tour, you’ll learn what was at the center of the American Revolution: not politics, but taverns! Frequented by figures such as Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and George Washington, the taverns you’ll visit were the birthplace of social and political rumblings that led to the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party. Enjoy a drink at each place and learn about the history of these interesting historical events from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Tour of Boston’s historic taverns with a friendly, knowledgeable guide
  • Visit three of Boston’s oldest eating and drinking establishments
  • Enjoy three drinks and snacks as you learn how these places tie into the history of the American Revolution
  • Engage in lively discussions in the style of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who frequented these taverns
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Historic Boston Tavern Tour

Historic Boston Tavern Tour

Start your evening tour in the North End, Boston’s oldest neighborhood, where you’ll follow your guide on a tour of Boston’s historic taverns.

Stroll through some of the oldest parts of Boston including The Point and Haymarket, where merchants have been selling produce for hundreds of years. You’ll visit three of the oldest taverns in Boston, where the seeds of the American Revolution and Boston Tea Party were sown, and enjoy three drinks and a snack throughout your tour.

Stop by the Green Dragon, known to historians as the 'headquarters of the Revolution.' Though the original building was demolished in 1854, its legacy lives on in its current incarnation.

At the Union Oyster House, learn how this 250-year-old tavern has hosted a slew of notable figures over the centuries, from 18th-century French king Louis Philippe to the Kennedy clan.

Your guide will entertain you with tales of these establishments and the variety of characters who frequented them, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, George Washington, Daniel Webster and Dr Joseph Warren.

At your last stop, Bell and Hand – established in1795 and touted as the oldest tavern in America – raise a glass and drink to the impressive history of the Boston taverns!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Good tour, lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had a good time walking through Boston, getting interesting information along the way. I loved the choice of taverns and the stories behind them!

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