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Townie Tours Boston

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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...more
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Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful and informative tour led by Mark, a Somerville native and an excellent storyteller. This is a great activity whether you're just visiting the area or want to learn more about the place you live in, and it will make you think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can learn and appreciate the history of a place. Townie Tours provides you with a unique experience to hear about the history of Somerville from a local!! Coming from Hawai’i, it was great to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed taking you around Somerville and we hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This was such a great walking tour of Somerville. I learned so many interesting details about the area and now have a better understanding of the history and changes that Somerville has experienced. This truly is a remarkable town. You can understand why Mark, our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MelissaKapolei
townietoursboston, Owner at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Excellent walking tour...we highly recommend! Our guide, Mark, was extremely knowledgeable!! As a fourth generation 'Villen born in 1985, Mark has one foot in the past and one foot in the present. His tour included history of the Boston area in general and an even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your very kind review! Our goal is to bring the rich social history of Boston to life from a local's perspective, and I am glad we achieved that with your tour. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Boston!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the tour because he grew up in the areas we were touring. I didn't realize how much I didn't know about Davis Square or Somerville until I took this tour and we're from Boston! We had friends from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your review - we really enjoyed taking your group out! We will keep you posted on when we expand to other neighborhoods. It is great to hear that there is interest.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Went on this tour with my wife (we're Seattle based) and some friends from Boston (13+ years). Mark was a wonderful guide. We were a few minutes late, but he took it in stride and never seemed frustrated. It was a very informative tour of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your review. I hope you had a great visit in Boston and come back again!

Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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townietoursboston, Manager at Townie Tours Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alex L
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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