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Wander along the 18th-century streets and alleys of Boston’s historical North End neighborhood on this 3-hour walking tour. A historian-guide takes a small group, limited to just six people, in tracing the city’s evolution from the American Revolution to today. Stroll the same streets as Paul Revere and John Hancock, while hearing about the Boston Tea Party and the city’s shipping industry. It's a great to discover a side of Boston with an expert guide!


  • Small-group guided walking tour of Boston's historical North End neighborhood
  • Explore the fascinating colonial-era streets once home to John Hancock and Paul Revere
  • Learn about Boston’s role in American history from your expert historian guide
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Boston’s North End

North End, Boston

Meet your historian-guide in the morning and start your 3-hour walking tour near Blackstone Block, a network of alleyways and structures in an area that John Hancock once called home. Hear intriguing accounts of the important role that Boston’s North End played in American history, including the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party.

Gaze at the 18th-century buildings still standing, and follow your guide into a labyrinth of colonial-era streets. Discover Haymarket, one of the oldest outdoor markets where many locals still purchase their groceries.

Hear about how the city’s shipping industry developed over time and how longshoremen (dock workers) came to call the North End home. The area began with African slaves and then received influx of Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Jewish immigrants.

After your walking tour, grab a bite to eat at one of the many Italian restaurants — the North End is known for exquisite Italian cuisine!

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

Virginia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an excellent day with our guide, Michelle Moon. She was very knowledgeable and made the day fun. We saw everything from the Big Farmers Market to the Old North Church. Would advice this walk to anyone interested in the history of Boston.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very informative tour, Thomas was well versed and knowledgeable. Enjoyed it immensely!

Dan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Jessica was amazing as she shared all her historical knowledge of Boston.We ended up spending 4 hours on our tour !

lou b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was just two of us and we have very private tour. A lot of walking, but it worth it!

Candace G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide was fantastic! We were the only two on the tour and she structured the tour just for us! We got to see lots of areas of Boston and not just the tourist sites!

Kathleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Good, informative, tour. Would include tasting tour as walked would have been fun too!

richard b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was wonderful. Our guide Jessica was knowledgeable and passionate about the North End of Boston. She showed us the most delicious pizza place! Would highly recommend.

Yuriy Y USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent tour, highly recommended. The guide, Jessica, provided in-depth explanation, was friendly, very knowledgeable and even entertaining. Hers and her family's background in the historical North End, made the tour enriching and educational at the same time.

Marie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

There were only 4 people in our tour including us. Our guide was wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Deborah Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It rained the day of the tour, but our guide, Jessica, was fantastic! She was a wealth of information on Boston and history in general and we have recommended the tour to a number of our friends.

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