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Walking Boston - Private Tours, Historic Boston

221 Massachusetts Ave #1003, Begin at corner of Park and Tremont streets on Boston Common, Boston, MA (Beacon Hill)
617.670.1888
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Ranked #3 of 141 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Walking Boston offers a fun, private, educational tour of historic Boston. Very entertaining & informative guide. Walking Boston is Boston’s only... more » Owner description: Walking Boston offers a fun, private, educational tour of historic Boston. Very entertaining & informative guide. Walking Boston is Boston’s only historic tour given by a children’s book author and Boston historian with family ties to the Sons of Liberty and Paul Revere. Imagine yourself touring Boston with an actual relative of the legendary Paul Revere! Ben Edwards is a creative and engaging tour guide who offers private tours at a comfortable pace. His private guided walking tours for groups and families provide a personalized approach ensuring plenty of time for questions and the flexibility to stay longer at many of the sites. « less
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Johannesburg
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I and our two daughters, aged 14 and 12, took this tour. We are so glad we did. We opted for the extended tour option two (check out Ben's website for the various options). A walking tour is so much better than taking a bus - you can take the time to stop along the way, as... More

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Fresno, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I met Ben Edwards on a tour with friends and family on July 4, 2014. I found Mr. Edwards to be very engaging with the kids in the group, ages 12-17, as well as the more mature members of the tour. I loved the way Ben weaved the story of his own family into the historical tour of Boston. I... More

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Dunwoody
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have you ever learned the real history of a city? My family of five, joined by my two sisters, thoroughly enjoyed a 5+ hour walking tour of Boston with a masterful tour fuse, Ben Edwards! He went above and beyond to make an intricately weaved web of information and artifacts, rare and and unique information and fabulously personalized gifts for... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently spent the day in Boston with Ben and had the most amazing tour! It was engaging and entertaining for all ages of our family, 2-75! Ben has an incredible knowledge and love of the people, places and events along the freedom trail. The children were mesmerized and my husband, my mother in law and myself especially enjoyed the... More

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It couldn't have been a more foul weather day in August, but Ben was cheerful and enthusiastic in a driving rain as we explored the history, landmarks, and sights of the city. My husband and I learned a lot and Ben's insights really brought the history of the city to life for us. Although we didn't have children with us... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We booked Ben's private walking tour because of the recommendations that we saw on Trip Advisor and we were so glad that we did! Ben was an excellent tour guide that kept our 2 families, with kids aged 10 to 22, interested. He provided a challenge for the younger ones to keep them engaged. He pulled out artifacts and maps... More

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NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family (mom, dad, 2 teen boys) enjoyed Ben's tour very much. Although we all enjoy history, my boys have had it so many times in school that I knew it would be a little hard to keep them happy doing the Freedom Trail from a brochure. Ben knew all the places to stop, had interesting historic newspaper articles and... More

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East Brookfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our fifth graders toured Boston with Ben this past April over the course of 3 days. His love of history is infectious and his heritage is amazing. Look no further! This is the tour to take! Ben has "tricks" up his sleeve to hold the attention of the preteen generation and the kids loved him! We keep going back every... More

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ben Edwards' tour of Boston was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Boston. He was so well informed about the city's history. The best part was that he made it interesting for our kids, especially our 6 year old daughter. She made it thru the tour on a warm morning for 3 hours and was still excited... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

About this time last year, we started planning for a three generation family family trip which was to conclude with up to four days in Boston. It was our hope that our high school and college-aged grand children could learn more about, and better understand, some of the events in Boston that led to the Revolutionary War and the foundation... More

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