Boston Area Tours
Boston Area Tours
The Black Heritage Trail is a walking tour that celebrates the history of Boston’s black community, which settled in beacon Hill between 1800 and 1900. Attractions include the African Meeting House, Underground Railroad stops, and homes of distinguished black leaders of the era. For tours and more information, call the Museum of African American History at 617-725-0022 or go online to http://www.afroammuseum.org/trail.htm.
Boston Duck Tours take place aboard a “DUCK,” an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The tour includes numerous Boston historic sites and ends dramatically with a “splashdown” into the Charles River. Tours depart from the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science. For more information about the tours, call 617-267-DUCK or go online to http://www.bostonducktours.com.
Old Town Trolley Tours lead you on an historical tour of Boston and Cambridge with popular shopping and dining spots highlighted along the way. Tour at your own page by getting on and off the trolley as many times as you’d like. For further information about the tours, call 617-482-1279 or go online to http://www.oldtowntrolley.com/boston.htm.
The Freedom Trail (marked by red paint on the sidewalk) runs for 2.5 miles through downtown Boston and connects sites associated with the War of Independence, including the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere’s House, Quincy Market and the Old Meeting House. For more information about tour times, start points, and prices call 617-357-8300 or go online to http://www.thefreedomtrail.org.
A beautiful historic and residential neighborhood dating back to the 1790’s, Beacon Hill is filled with charming homes and alleyways. It’s a great place to take a stroll. Meander over to Charles Street for antique shopping and quaint cafes and restaurants.
Visit the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. This predominantly Italian section of Boston feels like a real neighborhood with its maze of narrow, winding streets. Enjoy a meal or an espresso and cannoli at one of the area’s numerous restaurants.
Chinatown is home to a melding of Asian cultures. Chinese, Laotians, Vietnamese, and Cambodians populate this ethnic neighborhood. The area boasts many inexpensive restaurants and delicious dim sum Sunday brunch.
The South End contains some of Boston’s most beautiful architecture and is known for the many Brownstones that set the landscape. Browse the many small shops and enjoy the local offerings of Tremont Street.