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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Boston’s North End

Walk the same streets as Paul Revere and John Hancock on this three-hour small-group guided walking tour of Boston's historical North End neighborhood! Trace your way through the Colonial-era streets and alleys as your guide, an expert historian, paints a portrait of Boston’s interesting evolution from the American Revolution to today. This small-group tour is limited to six people to ensure a more personalized experience.


  • Small-group guided walking tour of Boston's historical North End neighborhood
  • Explore the fascinating colonial-era streets once home to John Hancock and Paul Revere
  • Learn about Boston’s role in American history from your expert historian guide
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Boston’s North End

North End, Boston

On this small-group walking tour of Boston’s North End district, listen as your expert historian guide gives you an interesting historical account of the crucial role this area of Boston played in American history. Begin your tour near Blackstone Block, a small network of alleyways and structures in a neighborhood that John Hancock once called home. Marvel at several of the 18th-century buildings still standing relatively unaltered.

Work your way through a maze of winding colonial-era streets and learn about some of the most significant moments in American history, such as the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party. You'll also walk through Haymarket, one of the longest standing outdoor markets where many in the North End can still buy their groceries.

Discover how longshoremen (dock workers) came to call the North End home as the city’s shipping industry developed over time. Once home to African slaves, the area soon filled with Portuguese, Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants. Learn how the area’s diverse ethnic and racial influences have evolved since the country’s inception more than 200 years ago.

After your walking tour, grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious Italian restaurants -- the North End is known for exquisite Italian cuisine!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very informative tour, Thomas was well versed and knowledgeable. Enjoyed it immensely!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Jessica was amazing as she shared all her historical knowledge of Boston.We ended up spending 4 hours on our tour !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was just two of us and we have very private tour. A lot of walking, but it worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide was fantastic! We were the only two on the tour and she structured the tour just for us! We got to see lots of areas of Boston and not just the tourist sites!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Good, informative, tour. Would include tasting tour as walked would have been fun too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was wonderful. Our guide Jessica was knowledgeable and passionate about the North End of Boston. She showed us the most delicious pizza place! Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent tour, highly recommended. The guide, Jessica, provided in-depth explanation, was friendly, very knowledgeable and even entertaining. Hers and her family's background in the historical North End, made the tour enriching and educational at the same time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

There were only 4 people in our tour including us. Our guide was wonderful!!!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It rained the day of the tour, but our guide, Jessica, was fantastic! She was a wealth of information on Boston and history in general and we have recommended the tour to a number of our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Jessica, our tour guide, had a wealth of knowledge. She was also able to recommend a place to eat lunch. "Great suggestion!" We enjoyed it. Thanks

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