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Lessons on Liberty

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Address: 139 Tremont St, Boston Common Visitors Center, Boston, MA 02111-1318
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Lessons on Liberty. Boston's only Freedom Trail walking tours guided by...

Lessons on Liberty. Boston's only Freedom Trail walking tours guided by classically trained historians. Our tours are entertaining, educational, interactive and accurate. Lessons on Liberty is also pleased to offer a full range of Private Tours guided by our exceptional guides. Private tours range from our Introductory 2 hour Freedom Trail tour all the way to Full-Day Revolutionary excursions along Boston's Freedom Trail.

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Excellent Private Tour

Our family took a 5 hour private walking tour on the Freedom Trail with Bob on April 5, 2017. Walking the Freedom Trail with a historian gave us a true "walk through history... read more

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Kelley V
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family took a 5 hour private walking tour on the Freedom Trail with Bob on April 5, 2017. Walking the Freedom Trail with a historian gave us a true "walk through history" experience. Bob did an excellent job making the information understandable for my children ages 8, 10, 12, & 17. He gave them ample opportunities to ask questions... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second tour with Michael. Just as great the second time around. We brought our kids with us this year and they loved it too (one elementary and one middle school age). If you want to learn something by a teacher, vs. an actor - this tour is for you.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michael was engaging, witty, funny and most of all full of historical FACTS and stories about the early part of American History. There was never a dull moment and he always kept all of us engaged. We really enjoyed the smaller group size as it made for a more personal tour. Too bad he had an appointment after the tour... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Freedom Trail tour today. It was a 90 minute walking tour and was perfect for our family with two teenagers. We were grateful that the sun was shining, but it was still chilly. The sites were very interesting and our guide, Michael [-], did an excellent job and held all of our interest with historical facts complimented... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a miserably snowy day in April, Michael brightened and enlightened our day! The tour was tailored to our small group, was entertaining and informative. It's great value for money, and an excellent way to see the Freedom Trail.

Thank Natalie O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mike had a solid grasp on the history behind the areas visited during the tour. Also, his connection and correlation with present time events while describing historic events brought the storytelling to life. Fun tour, great information. Will go again. Patrick D.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael provided a thoughtful and funny tour of old Boston, asking us to think about history, based on science, skepticism, and facts, and not just to believe the folk history handed down to us. Great tour. Highly recommended.

Thank Geodude66
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Excellent, witty, provocative, poignant and charming guide. Worth the 90 minutes for a real, unvarnished dose of American history.

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Leawood, Kansas
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on the tour which was led by a terrific guide whose day job is a professor at an area college. Was a walking history class. Highly recommend.

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Saint James, New York
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this tour guided by Michael Szkolka who is a historian and a college professor. He has extensive knowledge of the period of our founding fathers and clearly enjoys educating others on the early American struggle for independence. He has a wry sense of humor which made the tour that much more enjoyable. Ask for him!

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