WELCOME TO THE HUB
Whether you have never visited Boston before or are a lifelong resident, Hub Town Tours is eager to share the many fascinating stories and historical landmarks found along our guided walking tour routes through the heart of Old Boston and Historic Charlestown.
[The] Boston State House is the hub of the solar system. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man, if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar."
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1858)
With this powerful declaration in The Atlantic Monthly, local writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. put the Massachusetts State House (the gold-domed building above) on the proverbial map—and not just on, but directly at its center. Although the quote has since morphed into Boston's enduring status as the "Hub of the Universe"—or simply "The Hub"—the essence of his statement remains unchanged: Boston is an intellectual, commercial, and cultural polestar for the United States and the wider world.
Hub Town Tours embraces Holmes's portrayal of Boston-as-Hub: a pride of place based upon the belief that the Town of Boston and the people who lived within played a fundamental role in the creation of the United States of America. On every one of our guided walking tour routes, we aim to transport you, our guest, back to the historic town, the animated people, and the revolutionary ideas of Old Boston.