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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...

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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The highpoint of our first visit to Boston!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bart A
Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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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