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    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

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    The swanky, gas-lit streets of Beacon Hill are among the most beautiful in all of Boston, but beneath the neighborhood's genteel veneer lies a sinister past. Join this walking tour to visit the infamous stomping grounds of the Boston Strangler, one of the city's most notorious serial killers, who terrorized its citizens during a gruesome 18 month killing spree. Step back in time to visit the crime scenes and meet the the victims, the madmen, and the detectives who hunted him down -- all while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston's Beacon Hill. Come relive some of the most terrifyingly captivating moments in the city's hidden dark history.
    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

    Park Street Station, Boston

    • Travel back in time to relive the darker moments of Beacon Hill's history
    • Visit significant locations from the Boston Strangler's infamous killing spree on a guided walk
    • Hear stories from your guide about the pursuit and eventual capture of this crazy killer
    • See the homes of various Strangler victims, and the jail where he would eventually end up
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    Downtown Freedom Trail Tour: History and Architecture

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    Uncover and love Boston in just one quick morning! On this walking tour, you'll explore the cobblestone streets, admire the historic architecture, and learn the history of downtown Boston. This tour brings your American history lessons to life! Visiting locales like Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, King's Church, and Boston Common, you'll hear the stories that highlight Boston's history and culture within the United States' history. Walk the freedom trail, passing by Revolutionary sites to today's quirky streets. Ladies and Gentlemen, give Boston a warm welcome.
    Downtown Freedom Trail Tour: History and Architecture

    Congress St & State St, Boston

    • Explore the historic cobblestone streets that surround the city of Boston
    • Learn about the city's exciting history in the formation of the United States
    • Visit scenic locations such as Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, and Boston Common
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    Freedom Trail Tour

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    Boston's historic center may be small, but it packs in so much history. From an experiment in Puritan exclusiveness to an all inclusive modern metropolis, every street, corner and building whispers stories of the past. The Boston Massacre and the original Tea Party took place here, and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington all roamed its streets. Now's your chance to stroll the Freedom Trail's ancient paths! Pass by historic cemeteries and colonial stone houses all the while hearing tales of rebellion, war and the independence of a nation. It's the epic story of Boston's rise and America's birth you won't want to miss!
    Freedom Trail Tour

    129 Tremont St, Boston

    • Tour the historically rich city of Boston by foot with an expert guide
    • Visit the locations of The Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party
    • Stroll down the Freedom Trail while hearing tales of war and rebellion
    • Cover city hot spots like the Boston Commons and the Massachusetts State House
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    Portrait of a City - North End Boston

    The tourists are coming! The tourists are coming!!! Paul Revere is really excited to see you. Come visit him on this incredible and informative tour! Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, filled with the history of commerce, political revolution, social innovation, and immigration. Join a local historian on a 3-hour tour to gain an understanding of the North End's historical and cultural significance to Boston. During the tour you will visit Blackstone block (a network of structures that date back to colonial era), Ebenezer Hancock's home (John Hancock's brother's house from the 18th Century), the Boston Stone (a millstone from 1737), Haymarket (one of the city's longest standing markets), the Paul Revere House (from the 17th Century), and 1723 Old North Church (the oldest house of worship in Boston). Along the way you'll learn about the vibrant history of the city, focusing on the American revolution, immigration, and industrialization, and you may even make some new Boston-loving friends! Come out and see why they call this city the Cradle of Liberty!
    Portrait of a City - North End Boston

    93 Salem St, Boston

    • Visit the Blackstone Block, Haymarket, pubs and storefronts, 1723 Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House
    • Learn about racial changes in the district, the American Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution
    • Discuss Boston's rich history, architecture, and culture
    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated tour guide
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    The Freedom Trail & Fun Tales Historical Tour

    This pedicab tour will show you what freedom is "wheely" about! You'll be exploring Boston's Freedom Trail from the back a sleek, tricycle cab, resting your legs while exercising your mind. Along the trail, you'll have the opportunity to learn about key events in the nation's birth, while viewing famous battlefields, stunning early architecture, and the historic churches and cemeteries where some of the heroes of this incredible, historic turning point. You'll also have a friendly guide and driver available to answer all of your revolutionary questions! Freedom has never been so wicked relaxing.
    The Freedom Trail & Fun Tales Historical Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a pedicab adventure that will take you all the way through Boston's historic Freedom Trail
    • Learn about the battles and bureaucrats that helped drive the Revolutionary War from stories told by your friendly guide
    • Take in historic architecture, including colonial-style churches, homes, and graves
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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    The Liberty & Laughter Tour

    Liberty is no laughing matter....unless you're on this pedicab tour! This rollicking ride through Boston will give you a unique, street-level look at one of the nation's most historic cities. Along the way, you'll check out all the major sites while listening to funny stories told by your guide that will give you a fresh perspective on the city's history. You'll also learn about the impact of the Revolutionary War on the the city, as well as the impact of the Civil War, Industrialization, the Civil Rights Movement and other turning points in American history. Whether you're a history buff with a sense of humor or you slept your way through high school history, this tour will give you an all-new look into Boston's past!
    The Liberty & Laughter Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a history-focused pedicab exploration of bustling Boston
    • Learn about the city's rich history and its effect on the entire country through odd historical facts and stories told by your local guide
    • View the famed landmarks and architecture from different points of the city's past, not just the American Revolution
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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    Cambridge Haunts Tour

    Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you're a terrified believer or a staunch skeptic, this spooky tour will engage, fascinate, and surprise you. Venture out into Cambridge and see all the bone-chilling sights and hear the sweat-causing stories of ghouls, spectors, and other paranormal phenomenon. This lantern-led walking tour will uncover all the skeletons in Cambridge's closet on this frightening New England experience, where anything and everything will happen. Don't expect anything boring, dull, or familiar, but do expect an astonishing and eerie experience.
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    Cambridge Haunts Tour

    1450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    • Scour Cambridge on a walking tour for all its dark tales of spooky revenants and haunting phantoms
    • See areas where paranormal activity is the norm and the stories are frightening and eerie
    • Uncover all the skeletons in Cambridge's closet with a guide knowledgeable of unearthly dealings
    • Enjoy being scared, shocked, and amazed as you learn all about Cambridge's dark secrets
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    Boston Tea Party Sail

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    Come aboard Liberty Clipper (named after John Hancock's ship) to discover the Boston Tea Party and sail through the Boston Harbor. You'll be welcomed aboard by a professional reenactor dressed in period attire as you prepare to hoist sail. On this Boston Tea Party experience, expect to host a town hall meeting, fire the ship's cannon, and toss the tea into the sea! You will also have the opportunity to help set the sails and even take a turn at the helm with the ship's captain!
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    Boston Tea Party Sail

    67 Long Wharf, Boston

    • Sail through Boston Harbor for an interactive reenactment of the Boston Tea Party
    • Enjoy professional reenactors dressed in period attire for the full experience
    • Participate in a mock town hall meeting, prepare to fire cannons, and toss tea into the water
    • Have fun helping the crew with setting the sails or take a turn at the helm with the captain
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    Women of the Freedom Trail Tour

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    Think you know the basics of U.S. history? What about U.S. her-story? Join this tour to fill in the gaps in the great American story of women of the Freedom Trail! See famous historic sites like The Boston Commons, the hanging tree, and the Massachusetts State House while hearing the heroic stories of the likes of Anne Hutchinson, Mary Dyer, reformer Dorothea Dix, and Mercy Otis Warren. Pay respects at the Granary Burial Ground, home to the grave of Mother Goose, and King's Chapel Burial Ground, the resting place of the first Pilgrim in America, the greatest "she-merchant" of Boston, and the model for Nathaniel Hawthorne's Hester Prynn from The Scarlet Letter. And at The Old South Meetinghouse, experience the spiritual home of Boston's first African American poet Phyllis Wheatley. End your tour at Faneuil Hall public meeting room where one of the most famous female rights activists, Susan B. Anthony, delivered her speeches. Begin to appreciate the important impact the women of Boston had on the founding of the nation -- it ain't just a man's world anymore.
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    Women of the Freedom Trail Tour

    129 Tremont St, Boston

    • Gain an inside look into the impact Boston's women had on American history with a walking tour
    • See significant sites like the Massachusetts State House and Faneuil House
    • Listen to the stories of important female rights activists, including Dorothea Dix and Susan B. Anthony
    • Begin to see the nation's history in an entirely new and informed light
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    Fenway Pub Crawl- Dry Run

    Beer, Baseball, and History: Have you ever heard of anything sound so perfect together? If you haven't then you definitely need to experience Boston Crawling's Fenway Pub Crawl! You'll kick off this crawl with a walking tour of the iconic Fenway Park, where your guide will share stories of Boston's hidden baseball past and present. Here you will be able to dive into Boston's baseball culture while learning about the history of the ballpark and baseball games. If you think that is all the fun you are going to have, then you thought wrong! While increasing your knowledge about this most beloved sport, you will have the opportunity to visit 4 local pubs where you will be able to taste delicious and one of a kind beers that is special and exclusive to Boston. Enjoy spending time with fellow travelers from around the globe and tasting all different kinds of craft beer. From the Red Sox superfan to the baseball novice, Boston Crawling's Fenway Pub Crawl is perfect for you! Batter up!
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    Fenway Pub Crawl- Dry Run

    82 Lansdowne St., Boston

    • Enjoy an iconic walking tour to Fenway Park listening to stories of Boston's hidden baseball past
    • Visit 4 bars in the area, each offering unique and delicious drinks for you to enjoy
    • Increase your knowledge about the history of the ballpark and baseball in Boston
    • Experience a relaxing day diving into Boston's baseball culture, while tasting local beers you cant from anywhere else
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