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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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Outstanding tour of the Freedom Trail

My family had a great time touring the Freedom Trail with Ben. His depth of knowledge, genuine enthusiasm and ability to engage all ages makes this the best way to experience the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family had a great time touring the Freedom Trail with Ben. His depth of knowledge, genuine enthusiasm and ability to engage all ages makes this the best way to experience the Freedom Trail. Ben added so many unique elements and fun surprises that my family really appreciated. He is conscientious about everyone's comfort (e.g., frequently finding shade on a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Boston with my grandson and wanted as much history as could fit into one day. Ben Edwards is a great tour guide. His family genealogy that goes back to the Sons of Liberty and so much more make history come alive. His knowledge of the events of Boston is extensive and he generously shares the pictures and rare... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben was fantastic. From engaging our kids (15, 13, 11) to sharing the history that he carries in his backpack that engaged the adults- Ben was fantastic. Ben is clearly knowledgable and experienced in giving outstanding tours. He met us in our lobby and gave us an amazing window into he history of historic Boston. With wonderful extras such as... More 

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Ben1775, Owner at Walking Boston - Tours, responded to this review

Carl, Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! I really appreciate your comments. You brought up a very important point regarding what is historical fact vs what is historical fiction in my children's book One April in Boston: The Gift of the Spyglass. The Introduction to the book is a bit ambiguous with regard to this so I wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ben gave a very informative tour to our group. I especially liked the stop for Boston Cream Pie! Ben is passionate about history and making it interesting. He can cater to the time and needs of the group. Worth while and gave me a better grasp of Boston.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had never been to Boston and we decided to book a private tour with Ben Edwards to appreciate the depth of knowledge and see his enthusiastic approach to bring Boston alive...it was beyond awesome. We were able to connect the dots from the "Sons of Liberty" to the North church and all the way back the churches where... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I joined my daughter's fifth grade class on a field trip today and Ben was our tour guide. He was informative, funny and very personable! He took us to all the great places in Boston. I have lived in RI and MA my whole life and have never walked the Freedom Trail. This was the best was to do it!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Ben is a true Boston historian and he has lots of energy! We learned more than we could have imagined from him while taking in many of the sites along the Freedom Trail and other hidden gems. We signed up as part of a homeschool group on a Disney Cruise, so we didn't know what to expect, but it really... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My class went on a tour with Mr. Edwards. Not only is he full of great information about Boston he is reliable. Both the children and the adults in the group loved the tour. There were 50 students on the tour and Mr. Edwards did a wonderful job keeping the kids focused and engaged the entire day. I look forward... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Ben does an excellent job of helping you see the amazing history all around you in Boston. His deep, personal knowledge brings out really interesting facts about every place you go on his tour. This isn't the goofy, dressed up fake Sam Adams telling you the same stuff you can read in a guide book. Ben shows you all sorts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What an excellent tour! We decided to book a private tour as our daughter has special needs and I really wanted my 2 sons to be able to enjoy and learn the history of Boston. With my daughter, we often times have to drop to the back of a tour group, then my sons loose interest as they can't hear/... 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.