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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 142 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ben Edwards exceeded all of our expectations! He is a 'wealth' of information and presents all of the amazing history in his own 'unique' way. As a Travel Agent, I arranged our Boston trip which included 43 ladies, and they ALL felt that he did an absolutely fantastic job! I will highly recommend him and not hesitate to book with... More

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United States
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163 reviews 163 reviews
33 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ben Edwards is amazing. We had a family of five for our private tour. His ability to engage young and old - with famous history plus his own family narrative was amazing. I usually have a short attention span to such tours but Ben was fun to hang with and everyone from our 5 year old to the adults were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A great family experience and definitely the highlight of our stay in Boston. Ben is actually a distant relation of Paul Revere and he took us for a walk in time that brought the Freedom Trail to life for not just my kids (ages 7 and 10) but for my wife and I. He knows the history behind the history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ben provided a tour for a group of four of us. He had original newspapers with articles relating to various historical locations, which made history come alive. He also customized the tour for our interests. A tour with Ben is just right for getting an interesting overview of Boston so that you can go back to sites of the most... More

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Orland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

What a wonderful trip us four women had in Boston thanks to Ben for his unbelievable tour. We contacted him in February about a tour and he started right away with recommmendations of what we must see, enjoy, and places to eat. Because of Ben's knowledge and family ties with Boston our trip was more than just sightseeing. He had... More

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Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I traveled to Boston with a group of 26 teens and 6 adults in search of a fun, educational experience. We considered taking a self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail, but I am SO glad that we decided to go with Ben! He is very knowledgeable, engaging, passionate, and kind! He considered the demographics of our group and made the... More

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Orland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I enjoy traveling with my sister and 2 good friends. Two years ago we started our trip to New York with a walking tour, and the things we learned that day made our trip so much more enjoyable. When we started planning a trip to Boston, we wanted to do the same thing, so we did some research on trip... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My sister, a friend and I took a tour with Ben. Although the tour follows the Freedom Trail, Ben provides so much more information about the historic landmarks. Basically, Ben personalizes the tour so that as you learn about the history of the area, you make connections between the people who lived during the history-making and the places we are... More

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