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Walking Boston - 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: +1 617.670.1888
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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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Hands down, best private walking tour... ever

Ben has a gift for working with families and, in particular, children. As a historian, I appreciated the meticulous research and detail that went into the tour. As a father, I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Todd A
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ben has a gift for working with families and, in particular, children. As a historian, I appreciated the meticulous research and detail that went into the tour. As a father, I was grateful for Ben's ability to read my 8-year-old daughter's attention span and make improvised adjustments to the tour to hold her interest. More important, I feel like Ben... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ben made my first visit to Boston an unforgettable experience. I had always heard Boston was a beautiful city filled with amazing history, but I never imagined I would enjoy it so much and learn a great amount of history at the same time, which is all thanks to Ben's extraordinary walking tour. Ben brought Boston's history to life in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Let me first begin by saying that this is not my first walking tour in Boston. I have done other walking tours in Boston before, but after taking Ben's walking tour I can without a doubt and without hesitation say it is the best walking tour I have ever done in Boston and will ever do. This may sound extreme,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Ben met us at our hotel, the Omni Parker, and launched us right in to a several hour walking tour along the freedom trail. The tour was about 5 hours long, but it was so interesting, the time seemed to fly by. Ben's preparation and knowledge is undeniable, and he personalizes the experience to you. He emphasizes involvement from the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Certainly Ben is a genuine and likable tour guide with extensive knowledge of Boston with many years of experience leading groups of all sizes. But that does not say it all; his ability to bring alive story's of such historically significant places and events in Boston is captivating. His passion is contagious. I felt him more as a host than... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

What I meant by the title is that Ben's walking tour of the Freedom Trail was considered by all of us to have been one of two "best things we did" in Boston last weekend, the other being the Red Sox game Saturday at Fenway. This is coming from 6 baseball fanatics. including two 9-year-old boys. We all agreed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I, both retired teachers, spent five days in the Concord/Boston area at the end of July. Our stay was “filled to the brim” with the history of the area. The highlight of our trip, however, was Ben Edward’s Walking Boston Extended Tour! It was phenomenal! We had walked New York City on a similar tour and wanted... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We are a family of 2 history geeks and a baseball fan from Oklahoma and this was simply the best way to kick off our weekend in Boston. Ben took the time to learn about us before we arrived and added in special details to tailor make our time together. If you want to spend your time absorbing the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent tour with a lot of local knowledge. Boston is a safe walkable city. Many interesting places and great places to dine at every level.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Our boys who are 7 and 11 years old voted Ben's tour as the best part of our trip to Boston. We learnt several things we would have never learnt on our own; from facts to folklore, Ben made history come alive before our eyes. He kept the kids busy both during and after the tour, just as he promised... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.