Feel the history as you get a firsthand look at the Birthplace of the American Revolution. Your day-long tour includes highlights of Boston and a scenic drive to the battlefields of Lexington and Concord. At Lexington Green, see where Paul Revere concluded his famous midnight ride, where the skirmish between patriots and British troops kick-started the War of Independence. Travel to the nearby Concord and the Old North Bridge, getting a closer look at where Minutemen fired the first shot, the “shot heard round the world.”
Head back to Boston for lunch and time to explore on your own at lively Faneuil Hall Marketplace, teeming with restaurants, cafes, shops and colorful street performers. Part of this complex is Quincy Market, a vast 19th-century hall. Be sure to visit Faneuil Hall itself, which some call the “Cradle of Liberty.” This was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams and other revolutionaries encouraging independence from England.
Continue your tour at the Old North Church, the place where two lanterns were held high in the steeple, signaling “two if by sea,” the direction from where the British were coming. Step inside to see a bust of George Washington, known to be one of his best likenesses. Then enjoy a drive punctuated with historic sites as you make your way back to the pier. Highlights:
• Lexington Green: Learn the full story of Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride; see where patriots and British troops fought.
• Concord: At the Old North Bridge, see where colonial Minutemen fired the first shot, known as the “shot heard round the world.”
• Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Enjoy lunch and free time at this lively shopping and dining complex; be sure to visit Faneuil Hall, known as the “Cradle of Liberty.”What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cardsWhat to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Weather-appropriate clothingImportant Notes:
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over even and hard-packed gravel surfaces.
• Tour may operate in alternative order.
• Tour includes a stop at Harvard/Cambridge.
• Trinity Church has started a restoration project that is scheduled to be completed in December 2018. During this time, the building with be partially or completely covered by scaffolding.