Site of the Boston Massacre Tours

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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.

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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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Address: 206 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 02109, USA
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this 2-hour guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. You’ll then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide will join your trip to help add context.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

Spend 70 minutes exploring Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. You'll wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce

Explore the Freedom Trail on a private 3-hour tour of the historic sites of Boston and neighboring Charlestown. Ride in the luxury of a Rolls-Royce Ghost with your own private driver who lets you choose the places you want to see along the Freedom Trail. You might take in highlights like the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House before crossing into Charlestown. Your private driver shares commentary throughout the tour and hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one day on this guided sightseeing tour around the city. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Then see Boston’s best spots, like Beacon Hill, the North End, the Seaport District and some of the historic locations along the Freedom Trail, including the USS ‘Constitution.’ Travel in an air-conditioned luxury coach with an expert guide who will detail the day’s events. Downtown Boston hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Get to know Boston on a private 3-hour drive along the Freedom Trail, which crosses through 16 historical locations key to the founding of the United States. Head to landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House, among others. Then take the Charlestown Bridge to the USS Constitution and view the Bunker Hill Monument. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle with your own private driver-guide who shares live commentary about the sights. You select which stops along the Freedom Trail you would like to see, create your own itinerary with this unique, self-guided tour! Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets and American landmarks on a 2-hour Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Boston Beantown Trolley Tour

Easily experience the breadth of Boston by hopping on the Beantown Trolley. This 3 hour narrated sightseeing tour offers 3 photo stops plus more than 125 points of interest along the way. See top Boston attractions like the Boston Common, Freedom Trail, Copley Square, and Fenway Park on this trolley tour through historic Boston.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Boston Super Saver: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour plus Boston Trolley

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions on a two-day, guided sightseeing tour. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord in an air-conditioned, luxury coach. Then, on the another day of your choosing, see Boston’s best spots, like Beacon Hill, the North End, the Seaport District and the historic locations along the Freedom Trail, on a classic Beantown Trolley tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$80.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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