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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 3.5-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.

Highlights

  • 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 3.5 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).

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 Boston hotel.

Customer Reviews

thomas r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and tour guide.

wldovertours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Because I love history, this is one of my very favorite tours. My husband found the time spent in Lexington to be just the best. Especially the monument with the soldiers buried underneath. Being a veteran, himself, he felt honored to pay his respects.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Enjoyable, informative, and an easy half day to see and learn a lot

Brian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved our tour guide, Frankie! The whole experience was everything we wanted it to be and more!

Judith P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I went solo on this half day trip. My driver, Frankie ? was terrific. Very knowledgeable about the area and respectful of the areas we visited. The trip went a little bit long, but that was fine. Traffic was bad that day, but to be expected in the city portion of Boston. Highly recommend this trip.

Judith W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent, informed driver-guide. Wonderful scenery and well-preserved sites.

roberta.howard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

this was my favorite tour in Boston! Actors were knowledgeable and friendly. Made the experience wonderful!!!

Edmund S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Overall, the tours was very enjoyable and full of information. Would definitely recommend!

Mary Lou L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice trip, driver was sooo knowledgable. Learned a lot!

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Interesting to view the battle sites and hear the history from the American standpoint.

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