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Boston: American Revolution Walking & Driving Private Tour

1. Boston: American Revolution Walking & Driving Private Tour

Discover the history of the American Revolution on a private self-guided walking and driving tour. Explore the freedom trail of Boston, Harborwalk, and more at your own pace with an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. You will hear about the history, and the battles fought on the grounds.  Walk in the shoes of the Founding Fathers on the Freedom Trail and hear how the first sparks of revolution flew in Boston. Learn about the Sons of Liberty and uncover the truth about misunderstood events like the Boston Massacre. Next, reach Boston’s Harborwalk and revisit the fiery lead-up to the American Declaration of Independence. Stroll along the waterside and know about the dramatic protest called the Boston Tea Party and get a chance to visit the site. Afterward, head to the famous towns Lexington and Concord. Follow the route of an impossible battle between the American military and the British redcoats. Find out how the Americans turned the tide, and hear what it all meant in the fight for American independence. Then head to Valley Forge, where General George Washington faced some of his toughest challenges. Here, you will explore the remains of Washington’s 18th-century camp and hear the harrowing tale of how frigid temperatures, starvation, and desertion nearly pulled the American army apart. Finally, you will tour Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was first signed. Hear stories about Ben Franklin and the other revolutionaries who called this city home. See the iconic landmarks like the famous Liberty Bell and Elfreth’s Alley, maintained just as it was in the 1700s.

From Boston: Private Lexington and Concord Guided Day Trip

2. From Boston: Private Lexington and Concord Guided Day Trip

Discover the highlights of Lexington and Concord while maximizing time on a private half-day tour from Boston. Explore locations significant to the American Revolution, like the Minute Man National Historical Park (NHP), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and both the Buckman and Hartwell Taverns. Following pickup directly from your address in Boston, set out to Lexington and Concord to take a leap into the past to the American Revolution. Travel to important stops along Massachusetts’s historic Battle Road while learning local history along the way. Head to Minute Man NHP, where the very first shot of the American Revolution was fired, often referred to as “the shot heard around the world.” Hear all about this famous interaction between British soldiers and Massachusetts colonists from your guide. At Lexington Battle Green, properly known as Lexington Common, get to know the site where the opening shots of the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fired. This site is also home to the famous Minute Man Statue. In between the tour, choose to stop to grab a local snack or drink at a local restaurant, coffee shop, or café (cost not included). Your guide will work with you to make the most of your time on your tour. At the end of the trip, get driven back to Boston for drop-off. 

Massachusetts Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tours Bundle

3. Massachusetts Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tours Bundle

Get to know the most famous Massachusetts attractions using this self-guided tour, which comes with a guide, an audio tour, a map as well as animated videos at some of the stops. In your own time and at your own pace, visit attractions such as Harvard Square, Plymouth, Martha’s Vineyard, and more. Begin your action-packed day by downloading the self-guided tour, and familiarize yourself with your digital guide. Make your first stop Harvard’s storied campus. Hear how the school got its start and how it evolved from a tiny college into one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Then, head to the Freedom Trail to walk in the shoes of the United States' Founding Fathers. Hear how the first sparks of revolution flew in Boston and how those sparks became an inferno. Feel the revolution come alive as you pass sights like the church where Paul Revere’s famous lanterns once hung. Next, immerse yourself in the ship-rigging, ale-drinking, shanty-singing days of Colonial Boston on Boston’s Harborwalk and revisit the fiery lead-up to the American Declaration of Independence. Admire harbor views and visit the site of the Boston Tea Party. Continue by following your app to the most haunted spots of the city and hear popular ghost stories. Walk through graveyards, execution sites, and more while hearing hair-raising tales of the unquiet dead. After, head to Salem, and learn the truth behind the infamous Witch Trials. Turn the clock back even further in Plymouth, the town founded by Pilgrims fresh off the Mayflower. See where they first landed, hear how they organized their system of government, and revisit the complicated dynamic between those newcomers and the Wampanoag tribe. Drive out to Cape Cod, where colonial history collides with the present. Cruise past historic villages and continue along the coastline to explore towns like Gloucester and trace their seafaring history. Ride along a rocky shore dotted by beaches, and catch some sun and surf. Head to Lexington and Concord and follow the route of a battle between an American militia and the British army. Find out how the Americans turned the tide, and what it meant in the fight for independence. Finally, retreat to Martha’s Vineyard. Visit cute towns and learn some surprising history.

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Overall a good and quick orientation. Directions at the beginning were a bit confusing and the narration was somewhat off-sink with the sights. It started before we got to each stop. Road was clear and we were going the speed limit.