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Townie Tours Boston

Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
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An Enjoyable Learning Experience

Mark was an excellent guide full of information on the history of Somerville as well as someone who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CrankinSteve
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Concord, Massachusetts
Knowledgeable and Passionate!

As a transplant to Massachusetts all I knew of Somerville was the youthful, hipster culture that is... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Emily P
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Norwood
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Extending only 4 square miles, Somerville is one of the most densely populated cities in America. Learn how the city once dubbed “Slumerville” has become the area’s trendiest and most gentrified neighborhood. Your local guide will take you on a journey into his past growing up in Somerville’s tough streets, weaving personal stories into the history of his neighborhood.
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Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mark was an excellent guide full of information on the history of Somerville as well as someone who speaks from actual experience. He has spent his life in the city and you can feel his enthusiasm. You learn not only about its history from the...More

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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! I enjoyed showing you two around Somerville and sharing a bit of our history.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

As a transplant to Massachusetts all I knew of Somerville was the youthful, hipster culture that is so prominent around the Davis and Porter Square areas. This tour opened my eyes to a side of Somerville I did not know existed. It is steeped deep...More

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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you got to see another side of Somerville on our tour. That is exactly what we aim to do!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been visiting Davis Square for years, but Danny’s tour opened my eyes to a world beyond that. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the town that’s been home to his family for four generations, and gave us a fascinating glimpse into his own history...More

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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

I really enjoying giving your tour and we appreciate your kind review. Thanks for visiting Somerville and Townie Tours!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you are a visitor to the Boston area, looking to move here or even a long time resident, I highly recommend adding this pleasant walk with Mark and Mika to your time in the city. It invites you into the rich Somerville culture while...More

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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We enjoyed taking you out and we hope you visit Somerville again.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I don't give reviews normally but I'd like to after having spent 2 + hours with our guide Mark. I am visiting MA and wanted to learn more about Somerville and it's history - Mark is a pleasant engaging and knowledge story teller - he...More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review! I really enjoyed showing you around Somerville and hope you visit again!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the tour with Danny and we truly enjoyed it! What we liked the most about the tour was that Danny made Somerville come alive by intertwining its history, and stories and facts about some of the people that made up the fabric of...More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We glad you enjoyed the tour!

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

First of all, I never give reviews. But after having taken this tour, I decided it was time to break that trend and to give my very first one. I booked the tour after hearing a bit about the development of Boston and the surrounding...More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed taking you out!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I booked a private tour for a small group of my colleagues because many of them live or just moved to Cambridge - Somerville area. If you have heard of Somerville, you must have also heard that within the last twenty years, it changed from...More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you, Yingzi! We really had fun with your group. We hope to take your company out again in the future!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Brothers Mark and Danny love their home city and like nothing better than to share their pride in its remarkable history. But they will also introduce you to a Somerville that is changing rapidly and they do so with an eye toward embracing the future....More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks, Ginny! We loved taking your group out!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I highly recommend this walking tour for visitors and locals alike,whether you are solo or with a group. We covered a lot of ground while learning about the social and economic forces that created this vibrant and fascinating small city adjacent to Boston. The meeting...More

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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks, Joan! We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others!

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