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Walking Boston - Private Tours, Historic Boston

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Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 221 Massachusetts Ave #1003, Begin at corner of Park and Tremont streets on Boston Common, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617.670.1888
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Description: Walking Boston offers a fun, private, educational tour of historic Boston...
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.
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Walk the Freedom Trail with Ben.

My husband, 11 year-old daughter and I spent a wonderful time with Ben exploring the Freedom Trail. Ben is a knowledgable, experienced and passionate guide -- is thrilled to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband, 11 year-old daughter and I spent a wonderful time with Ben exploring the Freedom Trail. Ben is a knowledgable, experienced and passionate guide -- is thrilled to answer any questions and keeps everyone engaged. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time on this tour -- highly recommend as a "must" for your visit to Boston.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable. A Must if you want an overview of the History of Boston. There are a few different types of tours. Check online

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We spent 3.5 wonderful hours with Ben Edwards on a beautiful afternoon in late November. He is extremely talented in his ability to engage and captivate both kids and adults alike. It's a great overview of Boston, with some very special personal touches - I would *highly* recommend it, especially for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to see the historical highlights of Boston. Before the tour Ben learned a little about us and tailored the tour to our interests and needs (we had an infant with us). My husband and I had a great time and really enjoyed Ben's style and knowledge. Our 10-year old was engaged the whole time and was so excited... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ben Edwards takes you on an adventure on the Freedom Trail and more. Having been to Boston before and taking a few tours (with too many people to even hear the narration) I knew there had to be something better, I saw a couple having a private tour and knew that was for me. I was returning to Boston with... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We so enjoyed Ben's tour when my wife and I visited Boston, we made sure it was the first reservation we made when bringing the kids back. Ben totally adopted his style to his audience, keeping the kids engaged with "assistant assignments" and quizzes that kept score. He blew us away with a surprise treat - don't want to spoil... More 

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Omaha
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ben Edwards is amazing! We had a wonderful and insightful tour of the Freedom Trail in September on our visit to Boston. Ben had historic documents and photographs that helped place you in history. Our teenagers, who are history buffs, loved his stories and the way he led us through the different places on the Freedom Trail. The fun scavenger... More 

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Richwood, TX
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ben makes the tour persoanl by relating stories of his own family's connections to the likes of Paul Revere and other historic figures. I would highly recommend his tour to anyone interested in History visiting Boston. I was with a group of adults but I know he would be awesome with kids too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were a small group of six adults that went on a Ben Edwards Walking Tour. He was well-prepared, articulate, and gave us an exciting and dramatic glimpse at our history. He knowledge and his passion for the history of Boston and the Revolution held our interest completely. Our group recommends his tour for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Once again my fifth grade class was enthralled by the magic of our American history that Ben Edward's relates. I travel from Cape Cod with my class each year so they can have an outdoor classroom with Ben. He makes the book reading and rigorous research of the classroom come alive and have true meaning. Ben takes care to know... More 

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