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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 4.5-hour guided American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.


  • Day trip from Boston to Concord, Cambridge and Lexington
  • Travel along the historic Battle Road Trail and follow the route Paul Revere took to warn about the British troops
  • Stand on the Lexington Battle Green and visit Harvard Yard, both US National Historic Landmarks
  • Learn about this area’s significant role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War from your expert guide
  • See the houses of famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott
  • Round-trip transport by luxury coach included

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What You Can Expect

American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

Lexington Green

You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning for 4.5 hours of sightseeing in the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord.

For the first part of the tour, head north over the Charles River and off to nearby Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Begin at Harvard Yard. It is not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. Also see Cambridge Common, a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War.

Then in Lexington, visit Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired.  

The tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” (although he didn’t shout the phrase as legend has it).  Take some time to enjoy lunch on your own while in Lexington.

Finally, in Concord, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Plus, stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

The tour ends with drop-off at your select Boston hotel.

Customer Reviews

Paul R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We learned a lot on this tour. Our tour guide Frankie, is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He explained key facts, locations and dates and events well. I took many notes and quizzed our kids in the evening. I was pleased to see how much information they retained from this tour. Thanks Frankie!

-- The Russo's

Richard J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was fantastic. Everything we saw was outstanding, however the absolute highlight of the trip was the Tour Guide Frankie. He was totally knowledgable about the history of Boston, the surrounding areas and the Revolutionary War.

Please pass this message on to his company Brush Hill tours and Gray Line of Boston so that he can get proper recognition.

From a couple in their 80's. Angie Bright and Dick Marek.

Michael V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide was prompt in picking us up and very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He was quite engaging with our questions and when he didn't know the answer he told us so. It was a perfect day.

Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was a wealth of information on the history, geography and architecture of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord, very informative but not pedantic, and we saw a wide range of sites on this tour. I would recommend it highly as an overview of what to see in the area, and then you can go back and spend more time on your own, wherever you wish. Excellent value for money and a comfortable tour bus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour and guide. To visit and walk along important sites of revolutionary history was really worth doing!

Tony Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Bus driver made the trip f
exciting and fun!

Steve E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour to Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord was a fact filled morning tour that was conducted by Frankie. He is very interesting to listen to and gives good food suggestions. I agree with his comment about schoolchildren visiting Boston first then go to Washington, D.C. We had a great trip and a great visit to Boston!

Lyndel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent historically and scenically

Peggy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide was very knowledgeable.

thomas r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and tour guide.

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