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American History Bus Tour: Boston to Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 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.
  • Half-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
  • See the Lexington Battle Green and 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 climate-controlled coach with lavatory included
Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or you may choose to meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for this sightseeing tour of 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. Drive by historic Harvard Yard, 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). 

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 the Transportation Building.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brush Hill Tours
Tour ends back at the Boston Office.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lexington Green
Lexington Green
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Battle Road Trail
Follow the trail of the American Revolutionaries
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Bridge
View the bridge where the first battle in the American Revolutionary war took place.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Learn about the Alcott's home in Concord.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cambridge Common
16 acre park located in Harvard Square
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Charles River
View the river that separates Cambridge from Boston bordered by the beautiful 17 mile stretch of land known as the Esplanade.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ralph Waldo Emerson House
Home of famous American philosopher
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Harvard Square
View sites as you pass through Harvard Square; Harvard University
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Buckman Tavern
Pass by without stopping
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Pass by without stopping
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Charles River Esplanade
River separating Boston and Cambridge
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Harvard Museum of Natural History
View sites as pass through Harvard Square; Harvard University
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Minute Man National Historical Park
The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Admission Ticket Included

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star-5
Great experience
nextyearisnow05
, Jan 2020
Driver (Paul) was very entertaining, funny and significantly knowledgeable about all aspects and history of the tour.
star-5
Good history tour!
Reader71SanJuan
, Dec 2019
We learned a lot on this tour. You get to experience what you learn in books. Paul was a great guide.
star-5
Great tour, great tour guide!
somersdave
, Dec 2019
Only 7 of us on the bus with our wonderful tour guide Sam I Am! He was fun and very knowledgeable. Even though in December most the visitor centers are closed, we had a great time and had a small group experience during the quiet misty grey days of December. I would highly recommend this tour and encourage you to get Sam as your tour guide. We got the whole history of the Redcoats march to Lexington and Concord, saw the key battle sights, and really got the flavor of the first moments of our country.
star-4
Tour of Concord, Lexington, Constitution, and short Boston tour.
ilan1032019
, Nov 2019
Wish we had exited the bus to see Walden Pond even just for 15minutes. We just drove by it. Otherwise liked the tour.
star-5
well done
bdmacdonald
, Nov 2019
we enjoyed the driver sam as he was informative and humorous. we thought the trip was excellent, good amount of time at specific stops to explore, entire trip was spot on for us
star-5
Well worth the time and money!
Kim R
, Nov 2019
We had an excellent experience on this tour--from start to finish. It was very informative--the narrator was extremely knowledgable and easy to listen to. I learned history I'd never known about! We felt well taken care of (rest room breaks!) and the timing was spot on. I especially enjoyed the Alcott home and the tour there, as well as a quick drive by of Walden Pond.
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American History Boston Cambridge Concord Lexington
Eileen T
, Oct 2019
Tour guide was Sam - knew his stuff! This tour is worth taking and glad we had a very knowledgeable tour guide. We took the short tour 5 hours. At the beginning of the tour we did ask were we were going to be dropped off and they said where we started - not true. Should have read the drop off location better in the original flyer. Don't expect anyone to help you with directions - your on your own.
star-5
Loved it!
deanieh592
, Oct 2019
Sam I Am is the best! He was so knowledgeable and fun! We had been on a New England cruise but did not have enough time. Came back to Boston after the cruise just for this tour. It did not disappoint!
star-5
Great Time and Very Educational!
J6724SZlaura
, Oct 2019
Sam I Am is the best!! Wealth of information about the areas visited. Lexington and Concord are picturesque towns and we could see in our minds the battles and life style of that time. Recommend highly!!
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Lexington Concord Trip
dbidr
, Oct 2019
Sam was a great driver and tour guide this was a fu. Trip filled with tips from Sam and faces we did not know about the Amer Revolution. Slow and safe driving allowed us to take lots of pictures . He allowed us to make a Custom day of it with some options on what to do as a group .

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