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Walking Boston - Tours

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Address: 221 Massachusetts Ave Apt 1003, Begin at corner of Park and Tremont streets on Boston Common, Boston, MA 02115-3527
Phone Number: +1 617.670.1888

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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fun of walking!

we went to Boston for a long weekend , we like walking tours and this one was one of the best! We felt that Ben was as interested in our Freedom Trail tour as we were. He's truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went to Boston for a long weekend , we like walking tours and this one was one of the best! We felt that Ben was as interested in our Freedom Trail tour as we were. He's truly fascinating! We would take the same tour with Ben if/when we come back to Boston! very recommended.

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We (8) found Ben on TripAdvisor, and the reviews were superlative; we now understand WHY! He brings Boston to life with his personal family anecdotes since he is a 6th great relative of Paul Revere. Ben has the fun and interesting stories that other guides either don't know or don't want to take the time to share. We felt that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ben is personable with an encyclopedic knowledge of Boston in general and the Freedom Trail in particular. Friendly, engaging, and genuinely enthusiastic, Ben immediately put us at ease. Instead of dressing up in a period costume (not that there’s anything wrong with that) he carries authentic documents augmenting the fascinating tales he weaves of Boston’s key role in the American... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us took this tour with Ben Edwards. Three of us were real history buffs and really looked forward to what he could tell and show us. We were not disappointed. We spent 5 hours learning and enjoying all he had to share with us. He had facts and knowledge most guides don't have. The best thing was the... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 did a private tour with Ben and had a wonderful day! He was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of information and we all enjoyed his little quizzes and personal touches. The children were engaged the entire time and could not stop talking about how much fun they had. He made us all feel special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Ben goes above and beyond to tailor your tour for you. Since there were only 3 of us it was very intimate, no one was shouting and we were able to move at our own pace. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and I highly recommend him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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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.
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