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Site of the Boston Massacre Tours

A circle of cobblestones in front of the Old State House still stands to commemorate the Boston Massacre that occurred in 1770. When tension between British soldiers and colonists came to a head, a minor fight erupted into a riot. Rocks, fists, and insults were thrown as the soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five Bostonians. At the time, 2,000 soldiers occupied the town of only 16,000. The troops forced their way in to defend officers from the hostile (though unarmed) crowd. 

The Boston Massacre was an important moment in early US history. The violence toward colonists served to turn public opinion against the Redcoats soldiers, some of whom were tried for murder. Figures such as Paul Revere and John Adams were instrumental in the aftermath of the incident. Some have even called it the spark that started the Revolutionary War. For many it is seen as the start of the rebellion against British occupation in colonial America.

Practical Info

The Boston Massacre site can be found at the intersection of Congress and State streets in downtown Boston. The site is part of the Freedom Trail that runs throughout the city.

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour, Boston, null
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

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Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Travel through Downtown Boston on the popular Freedom Trail, featuring many of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston, Boston, Walking Tours
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Dive into early American history and architecture as you explore the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. On a 70-minute walking tour, stroll down the cobbled ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce, Boston, Walking Tours
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce

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Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

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

From USD $900.00
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the very best of Boston in one day on this fully narrated sightseeing tour of the area's major sights. First, journey through the historic towns of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Full-day Tours
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. See the Victorian brownstone homes in Back Bay. Explore the historic Beacon Hill ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Boston Beantown Trolley Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston Beantown Trolley Tour

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Celebrate Boston’s history with a sightseeing tour on the Beantown Trolley, a great way to see top Boston attractions including Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.00
Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour, Boston, Trolley Tours
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

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Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

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

From USD $236.40
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run

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Freedom Trail running tour is the active way to tour historic Boston! This unique, guided run will show you Boston's most famous historical sites in an ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston, Boston, Running Tours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Discover Boston the way you want to on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Customize your itinerary with your guide to ensure you see all of the highlights on ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $350.00

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