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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: 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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First rate private tour of the Freedom Trail!

We chose to take Ben Edwards' extended walking tour of the Freedom Trail after reading all of the positive reviews, and after taking it, we couldn't agree more with all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We chose to take Ben Edwards' extended walking tour of the Freedom Trail after reading all of the positive reviews, and after taking it, we couldn't agree more with all of the glowing comments. Our family of five, including children ages 17, 14 and 12, all enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal about Boston's role in our nation's... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thought there was a good chance a 4 hour educational tour would not keep my 9 and 11 year old daughters engaged -- so wrong. My husband, myself and two kids loved this. The time flies by. So many interesting stops (some we probably wouldn't have visited ourselves like the print shop), surprises and information. I can't imagine there... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ben Edwards met our family group of ten people right on time, then launched himself and us into the history of Boston. There's no doubt that Ben is deeply committed to being a Boston historian - from the knowledge of his family roots going back to the American revolution to his present-day involvement in the city's historical society. He is... More 

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Lake Butler, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I can't imagine having a better tour guide than Ben. My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Ben has a way of making history come alive. Although it was only my mom and I on the tour, it's easy to see how he would be able to capture the imaginations and attentions of an entire group of school-aged children.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had the pleasure of taking Ben's tour in July of 2015. Fortunately, God gifted us with very comfortable walking weather. Ben is exceptionally well prepared for the tour. He carries a backpack full of historical documents and maps, some of which are authentic, that he allows you to peruse as he goes over the historical significance of each site... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I booked Ben for a private walking tour for my family, including my two boys ages 10 and 7 and my parents. Walking in the footsteps of the "Founding Fathers" and revolutionary war heroes is nothing less than magical when you are with Ben. He is extraordinary - knowledgeable, charismatic and funny. He immediately engaged the boys and I mean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ben is excellent. I chose him because of his rating and reviews on Trip Advisor and found them all of the positive remarks very true. Ben is friendly and engaging. He is also very knowledgeable and caters his tours to the audience. His artifacts he shares along the way are truly "one of a kind". His passion and enthusiasm for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

ideal way to experience this wonderful city, awash with history and a thoroughly enjoyable experienace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our family of four had a great day touring with Ben. He is very knowledgable about Boston's history. We walked along the Freedom Trail -- he carries special artifacts to share along the way. Makes it good fun for the entire family. Loved the stop in the printing shop. Special thanks to Tyler! Overall, would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I am a teacher, and I wanted to get a close look at Bostons rich history. Who better to help me? Ben! I have two "Tweens", and a husband who were less than thrilled about a guided tour when I first booked it. However, ten minutes into the tour my husband and kids were saying "this is awesome!" Ben is... More 

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