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    Museum of Fine Arts Tour

    Picasso once said, “Good artists borrow, great artist steal.” Or maybe he took that quote from T.S. Eliot? Or Faulkner? Either way, come steal away on this fantastic tour of the MFA! At the start of the tour your educated and experienced guide will teach you about founding, construction, and development of the museum. The works of art will be put into context for you as you discuss the social and political forces behind the pieces, and the role of patronage in the art world. Trace the development of European art from the Italian Renaissance to the modern movement, looking at artists such as Matisse, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Sargent, Homer, and Picasso. You will primarily focus on the European and American portions of the collection -- however there will also be a chance to visit the Asian galleries at the end of the tour. Come, get cultured, and put a splash of color in your life!
    Museum of Fine Arts Tour

    465 Huntington Ave, Boston

    • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the country’s most important art museums
    • Learn about the fascinating role of art in American history and culture, and the artists and techniques behind the pieces
    • Discuss famous painters such as Matisse, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Sargent, Homer, and Picasso
    • See gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque European collections at this world renowned institution
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    History of Boston's Public Spaces Tour from the Common to the Esplanade

    You know that a tree grows in Brooklyn, but did you know that one grows in Boston too? Actually, a lot of them do! Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, filled with a rich history of political revolution, but did you know that the city also lead a leafy revolution, paving the way for the creation of green spaces in cities? During this tour you’ll learn about Boston Common (the nation’s first public park), the Public Garden (an early botanical garden), and much much more! You’ll discover the secrets and history behind the landscaping of Boston, while viewing the city’s most beautiful areas. Your tour guide will explain the significance of these areas to the cultural institutions and social structure of the city. Boston’s green spaces are what make it not just a city, but a community. Join the tour and be Boston strong!
    History of Boston's Public Spaces Tour from the Common to the Esplanade

    139 Tremont St, Boston

    • Visit Boston Common, the Charles River Esplanade, the Public Garden, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Copley Square, and more!
    • Learn about the history of Boston’s public spaces, including some of the most historic public parks in the nation
    • Discuss Boston’s rich history and purposeful urban planning, which has contributed to the beautiful green spaces that exist in the city today
    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated tour guide
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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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    Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

    If you build it, they will come...but what happens if you bury it??? Find out during this fascinating tour which will teach you about Boston’s efforts to bury their highway system in an attempt to free its historic center from traffic. Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, known for its rich history of political revolution, commerce, and social innovation. However, lesser-known is the fact that Boston has a fascinating story surrounding its urban planning. Come learn all about the layout of the city as you visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more! You’ll discover the secrets and history behind the urban planning of Boston, while viewing the fascinating areas you’re discussing. Your architect tour guide will explain the significance of the Big Dig project, the inspiration for it, and the way that it affects the structure of the city. Boston may be a historic city, but the fabric of it is always changing. Join the tour to learn how it’s still making history today!
    Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

    206 Washington St, Boston

    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated architect or architectural historian
    • Visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more!
    • Learn about the burying of Boston’s highway system and how it frees its historic center from traffic
    • Discuss Boston’s rich history and purposeful urban planning, which has contributed to the beautiful green spaces that exist in the city today
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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!)
    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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    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!
    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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    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!
    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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