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    Fenway Pub Crawl- Happy Hour

    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- Happy Hour

    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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    Freedom in the Empire and the Republic Black Boston 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 this tour to understand the historical and cultural significance of Boston in the narrative of African-American history. You will visit the North End (Boston's oldest neighborhood), Beacon Hill (where the African-American community relocated in the 18th Century), Copp's Hill Burying Ground (a cemetery founded in 1659), Prince Hall Monument (dedicated to the famous Mason), the Old State House (a historic capitol building), and the African Meeting House (the oldest historically black church in the nation). Along the way you'll learn about the vibrant history of the city, and the importance it played in Abolition and the Civil Rights Movement! Come see why they call this city the Cradle of Liberty!
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    Freedom in the Empire and the Republic Black Boston Tour

    45 Hull St, Boston

    • Visit the the North End, Beacon Hill, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Prince Hall Monument, the Old State House, the African Meeting House, the Freedom Trail, and the Black Heritage Trail
    • Learn about racial changes in the city and country, and their reciprocal relationship with public education, religious freedom, community organization, Abolition, and war
    • Discuss Boston's rich history and culture to gain perspective on the city around you
    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated tour guide
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    John Singer Sargent Seminar

    This tour will paint you a portrait of the life and work of John Singer Sargent, one of the most prominent artists of his generation, whose work had an incredible influence on art in the 19th and 20th Centuries. At the start of the tour your educated and experienced guide will teach you about Sargent's early years while walking you through the Boston Public Library, where Sargent painted a series of murals. Next, take a trolley to the MFA, one of the country's most important art museums! Here you will see some of Sargent's most famous works, as well as works of artists who influenced and were influenced by him -- this will grant you cultural and historical context, and you'll be able to appreciate his works all the more for the background knowledge you've acquired. Finally, you will walk to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to see one of Sargent's most famous works -- a portrait of Isabella herself! Come and get cultured! You will be singing this tour's praises by the end of the day!
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    John Singer Sargent Seminar

    465 Huntington Ave, Boston

    • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Library, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    • Learn about the life and work of John Singer Sargent, the talented and influential 19th Century painter
    • Discuss Sargent's legacy and Boston's influence on his career
    • See gorgeous murals and stunning paintings at world renowned institutions
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    Boston Haunts Tour

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    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 Boston 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 Boston'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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    Boston Haunts Tour

    24 School St, Boston

    • Scour Boston 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
    • Uncover all the skeletons in Boston's closet with a guide knowledgeable of unearthly dealings
    • Enjoy being scared, shocked, and amazed as you learn all about Boston's dark secrets
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    Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip

    Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony. Board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World, to complete your trip into colonial America. Travel by air-conditioned luxury coach 45 miles (72 km) south while listening to your professional guide explain the history of Plymouth and the arrival of the first pilgrims on the Mayflower. When you reach Plimouth Plantation, immerse yourself in this living museum where you meet convincing actors who speak old English as they tell you about their daily life in this historically accurate recreation of the small English colony. Watch how the blacksmithing, cooking and farming was done in the early 1600s and feel free to ask questions of the knowledgeable actors.

    At the Wampanoag home site next to the colony, you'll meet American Indians from different nations who demonstrate how the Wampanoag's ancestors lived and talk about how they interacted with the pilgrims. They also tell you about how they live in present day and will answer questions. Don't miss the Craft Center at Plimouth Plantation, where contemporary artisans show the 17th century techniques that American Indians and English colonists used to make tools, pots, headdresses, clothing and furniture. The center aims to preserve the knowledge of these ancient technologies. You'll have free time in to check out the waterfront where you'll find Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Historical actors describe the journey and living conditions aboard the Mayflower during the Atlantic crossing, bringing history to life with vivid detail as you walk about the ship. Or choose to climb Cole's Hill, a National Historic Landmark, which contains the first cemetery used by the pilgrims in 1620.
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    Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip

    16 South Charles Street, Boston

    • Take a step back into the history of the Plymouth Plantation
    • Explore a replica of the Mayflower ship that brought the pilgrims to the area
    • See Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation by the pilgrims
    • Enjoy learning what life was like back in the 1600s from historical actors
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    Brahmins of Boston Tour

    Want to learn about Boston? Pahk the cah in the Havahd Yahd, and then walk on over to this 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 professor of American History on this tour to gain an understanding of the North End's historical and cultural significance to Boston. In the early 1800s a class of Boston citizens, calling themselves "Brahmins", joined together to instill cosmopolitan and progressive mores and practices in the city. Come see how this exclusive group of elites has shaped Boston and American history for the past 150 years! That is...if they let you in! (Just kidding! This tour is open to all! Unlike the class of Brahmins!)
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    Brahmins of Boston Tour

    310 Washington St, Boston

    • Visit Beacon Hill, the Boston Common, the Old South Meeting House, the Irish Famine Memorial, the Boston Atheneum, the African Meeting House, and more!
    • Learn about the Brahmins, the 19th century upper class of Bostonians who were descended from the original Puritan settlers
    • Discuss Boston's rich history, architecture, and culture, and Bostonians' critical influence on American History
    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated tour guide
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour

    You'll drive along 'Tory Row' to admire 18th-century Colonial mansions and learn about the American Revolutionary War from your expert local guide. Visit Cambridge Common, where George Washington gathered his troops. Spot the former home of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose famous 1860 poem, 'Paul Revere's Ride,' commemorates Paul Revere for riding through Boston, warning the patriots of an oncoming British attack. Then, arrive at the oldest part of Harvard University: Harvard Yard, a beautiful grassy area spanning 25 acres (10 hectares).

    Visit Lexington Green, the site of the Battle of Lexington where some of the war's first shots were fired in 1775. Learn how Captain John Parker commanded the Lexington militia during the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.

    In Concord, journey past the homes of world-renowned writers and poets like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. Visit a famous battle trail from the Revolutionary War and listen as your guide illustrates interesting historical anecdotes. Finally, make your way to the Old North Bridge, now part of the Minute Man National Historical Park.
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour

    1 Seaport Ln, Boston

    • Take a three and a half hour morning tour through the best sights of Boston's most iconic areas
    • Journey passed important areas on Cambridge, Lexington and Concord, and gain insight about George Washington and Paul Revere
    • See everything from Lexington Green to the homes of important writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour

    This fascinating historical day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, and visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks. You'll also stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green - the site of the infamous Battle of Lexington - and pass the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Your expert guide will teach you all about this area's prominent role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War while taking you to the cities' most famous sights and off-the-beaten path locales.
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour

    South End, Boston

    • Tour the most prominent and historical areas of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord
    • Start off with a drive to Cambridge Common and take in all its historic and academic sights
    • See areas relative to the Revolutionary War and enjoy learning their facts and history
    • Uncover all facets of these areas with a tour that drives you to the sites and then let's you take a scroll
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    USS Constitution Cruise

    Visit perhaps the most treasured of all Boston's landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45 minute fully narrated tour brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard and allows you the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the tour include the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Boat and the Old North Church.
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    USS Constitution Cruise

    1 Long Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy a 45 minute fully narrated tour that gets you up close and personal with the USS Constitution
    • See the naval museum that accompanies this landmark vessel and explore its vast history
    • Capture sights of the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Boat, and the Old North Church
    • Learn facts about the area and test how much of a history buff you are
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    North End Guided Walking Tour

    On this small-group walking tour of Boston's North End district, listen as your expert historian guide gives you an interesting historical account of the crucial role this area of Boston played in American history. Begin your tour near Blackstone Block, a small network of alleyways and structures in a neighborhood that John Hancock once called home. Marvel at several of the 18th-century buildings still standing relatively unaltered.

    Work your way through a maze of winding colonial-era streets and learn about some of the most significant moments in American history, such as the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party. You'll also walk through Haymarket, one of the longest standing outdoor markets where many in the North End can still buy their groceries.

    Discover how longshoremen (dock workers) came to call the North End home as the city's shipping industry developed over time. Once home to African slaves, the area soon filled with Portuguese, Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants. Learn how the area's diverse ethnic and racial influences have evolved since the country's inception more than 200 years ago.

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

    North End, Boston

    • Enjoy a three hour guided walking tour through Boston's historic North End
    • Have an expert historian guide teach you all about the historic aspects of the area and its most important sites
    • Witness the Colonial-era streets and immerse yourself in a discussion about the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party
    • Grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious Italian restaurants after your tour ends
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