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Ye Olde Tavern Tours

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Address: Freedom Trail, Boston, MA 02108

Since 2013, Ye Olde Tavern Tours has been offering the best way to learn...

Since 2013, Ye Olde Tavern Tours has been offering the best way to learn Boston's history because you drink beer while doing it! On this historic tavern tour, you'll walk along the Freedom Trail to see and learn about ten historic sites related to the American Revolution and grab a beer at some of the nation's oldest taverns.

Founded by a PhD in American history, you'll hear about and immerse yourself in Boston's drunken and revolutionary past. Our tours are the best way to walk the Freedom Trail and enjoy the rich history of Boston! Huzzah!

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The worst part of the tour is when it's over.

Brooke is not only a noted Historian, but a gracious hostess who ensured that each of her guests (please note that we were treated as guests; not clients or people who just payed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brooke is not only a noted Historian, but a gracious hostess who ensured that each of her guests (please note that we were treated as guests; not clients or people who just payed money for a quick history lesson and a few beers) felt welcome; wanted, and as if each of us were there for a reason. Her enthusiasm for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a wonderful tour of history and brew with Brooke as our guide and we couldn't have enjoyed it more! The small (10) person group made interaction easy and Brooke's local beer selections hit the spot! Great introduction or refresher info on Boston history!

Thank BarbTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Had different family members come into Boston over the past two weekends - they were all between the ages of 24 and 32 - and we were looking for a fun, grown up tour that we could all do. Ye Olde Tavern Tour was the perfect choice! Brooke and Nina were great tour guides and really know their stuff when... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I booked this tour knowing that we only had one day in Boston. I was not let down. How can you go wrong with mixing history and taverns! And yes, taverns played an integral role in the foundations of our Nation. Our guide was Brooke Barbier, tour guide extraordinaire! She has an amazing knowledge of the Revolutionary War with particular... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Loved this tour. Nothing else to say that is not listed in the other reviews, but we really enjoyed this tour. Interesting history facts shared in a fun atmosphere along with a few beers. What could be more fun than that! Would highly recommend.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

My husband and I have been to Boston many times and were looking for something different to do. Brooke was our tour guide and she was terrific! She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about American history, Boston and beer. We had so much fun walking around the city, trying new beers and visiting historical taverns. I highly recommend this tour!

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I treated my son to the Ye Olde Tavern Tour for his 21st birthday. The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable about revolutionary Boston. We learned SO much! You walk around parts of the Freedom Trail and stop in three historic pubs for beer or cider sampling. The first pub was overly crowded, so it would be nice if the tour... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

What a unique idea. Kristen was fabulous - fun, full of historical fun facts for history nuts like me, sassy, and very entertaining. The little known, behind the scenes details about the seeds of the American Revolution were so much fun to hear. Adding three stops at historical taverns and drinking local craft beers was really fun...because each stop was... More 

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Kleefeld, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We adored Brooke and everything about this tour. She is knowledgeable, energetic, personable, and so funny! Everyone on our group had a blast! I can't help but mention Brooke's uncanny talent for remembering everyone's names. How does she do it? I felt like I was hanging out with a fun group of friends I had known for years. Don't hesitate-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a definite "must do" for people who enjoy beer and history. Our tour guide, Brook, was very enthusiastic about the history of Boston. There is a decent amount of walking as most walking tours have, but nothing a decent pair of walking shoes won't solve.

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