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Boston Town Crier - Tours of Freedom Trail
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The best walking tour of the Freedom Trail! The highlight of many visitors' trips to Boston. A must-do!
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
139 Tremont Street, Visitors Information Center, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-794-7512
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We opted to pay for the tour.............. Very glad we did.. nothing boring about this 90 minutes.. Our guide... Benjamin was amazing! Left you wanting to leave him a tip. Well educated on Boston’s and our countries history...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cannonater
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent walking tour with funny and informative guide. Showed us most of the spots on the freedom red brick trail and insights not commonly known. Worth the time and gave overview of places you would want to go back to discover in detail.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MikeS7291
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Let me start by saying I am not easily impressed. I walked away very impressed with our tour guide. If we were not walking she was talking! My mother and I marveled at the vast amount of knowledge she had and how naturally it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andrea c
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent and very interesting tour by Otis James! Thanks for setting us straight on the true facts of our nations history! Very well done!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karla363
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Boston Town Crier - Tours of Freedom Trail was outstanding. Our Crier (tour guide) regaled us with stories of Boston's past. These included a sensitive overview of the native people and insights into Boston connection to abolitionist. Our guide painted us a grand picture...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was great for a small tour of around 15 people on a Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Unfortunately, our tour guide (AKA "town crier") was very hard to understand. He had something of a lisp and fluctuated his tone to the extremes and spoke...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Tour guide was great at making history come alive. It was a hot day and he was very good at stopping in shade to talk. The only way to make Freedom Trail being memorable.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We could not understand our guide and left the tour. He is probably knowledgeable, but he speaks with very hard accent or has speech problems. None of us could make a sense of what he is saying. We joined another tour lead by David P....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Larisa6
Ms_S_Dogood, Owner at Boston Town Crier - Tours of Freedom Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rest assured Boston Town Crier-Tours of Freedom Trail only retains the most highly qualified tour guides. We constantly review our guides performances and provide support and training to maintain the highest standards of excellence.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I thought this tour was pretty cool. It was led by a guide that was dressed in themed historic clothing. Our guide was Roselie and she was great. She was very friendly and entertaining. The tour led you through some of the main points on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old history lover and I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. We live locally but hadn’t done a walking tour before. We learned a lot of interesting stories of the history of Boston that I had never heard before. The guide was great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 April 2018|
Response from Ms_S_Dogood | Property representative |
Hi there! Thank you for your question. The ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for students/seniors (60+), and $8 for children (6-12). We will update our webpage and make the pricing information easily accessible. Hope you... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from Ms_S_Dogood | Property representative |
Yes, Boston Town Crier gives private tours for groups of 15-20! Please call Donald Watson at 617-794-7512 to arrange a tour for your group.