"Be awake! No man, or body of men, have a claim upon your liberty but yourselves."
William Cooper Nell
CRADLE OF LIBERTY
Boston holds an unparalleled place at the vanguard of American history, both as the hotbed of rebellion prior to the American Revolution and later the center of protest against the institution of slavery before the American Civil War. Hub Town Tours brings you up close as Bostonians struggle to define the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
"Absolutely the best historical tour that my goddaughter and I have been on in any of the cities to which we've adventured... Rain or shine—a Boston must!"
Boston Massacre (1770)
A visit to Boston isn’t complete without traveling the iconic Freedom Trail in the heart of our beautiful city! This brick-lined pedestrian path connects sixteen official landmarks, all of which are viewed on the flagship experience from Hub Town Tours. As you explore, your professional guide explains the chronological underpinnings of the American Revolution, born in Boston. From a “Bloody Massacre” to the “Midnight Ride,” historic burying grounds to towering church steeples, our 2.5-hour walking tour delivers guests directly into a tumultuous town on the brink of war with an empire.
Instant Online Booking
Our history walk on the Freedom Trail is a perfect introduction to the many highlights in Revolutionary Boston
Duration of 2.5 Hours
Our longer duration allows us to visit Downtown and the North End, as well as answer plenty of questions
From $39.50 per Guest
We encourage our guests to avoid the busiest times in town. Early morning or late afternoon tours are reduced price!
Freedom Trail Landmarks
Travels through the heart of Boston, providing guests with a view of all sixteen Freedom Trail landmarks
Our storytelling approach transports guests to the Revolutionary spirit brewing in the streets of Boston
"The time just flew by... if you have the chance to go on a tour while visiting Boston, Hub Town Tours is an essential, can't-miss event."
Anthony Burns Trial (1854)
New for 2023! Hub Town Tours brings small-group tours into the must-see neighborhood of Beacon Hill, home to 19th-century mansions, cobblestone alleys, and Underground Railroad stops. As you stroll past all ten official landmarks on the Black Heritage Trail , hear true tales of incredible courage from the abolitionist movement prior to the American Civil War. Along the way, learn about Bostonians’ central role in the “Second Revolution”—a decades-long struggle for freedom by Americans, black and white, who defied 19th-century racial enslavement by demanding liberty and justice for all across the United States of America.
Instant Online Booking
Our history walk through Beacon Hill visits the Black Heritage Trail and many Underground Railroad stops in Boston
Duration of 2.5 Hours
Our longer duration allows plenty of time for questions, as well as a stop at the essential African Meeting House
$35.50 per Guest
Online ticketing provides a seamless booking experience—no printed tickets required to join our small groups
Beacon Hill Landmarks
From hidden alleys to grand mansions, Beacon Hill is equal parts essential history and architectural beauty
Civil War Boston
Our storytelling approach transports guests to the abolitionist movement demanding liberty prior to Civil War
"A truly remarkable experience! Extremely knowledgable and very enthusiastic about explaining the history of Boston."
British Troops Landing (1768)
Hub Town Tours specializes in private tours of Boston, customized to your exact specifications. We recommend three hours to experience our full historical narratives, but private tours can be as short as one hour or even turn into multi-day experiences. No visit to Boston is complete without exploring the Freedom Trail or Beacon Hill—Hub Town Tours pledges that our walking history tour will be the highlight of your Boston visit!
Custom Tour Duration
Allow three hours for full narrative, but we can do a quick overview in one hour or an introduction in two hours
From $150.00 per Hour
Hourly rate includes five guests. Private tours are priced according to party size and desired duration
Freedom Trail & Beacon Hill
Choose your Boston adventure by strolling through Downtown Boston or exploring historic Beacon Hill
Hotel Pickup Available
Our guides come to you! Private tour bookings can easily begin wherever is most convenient for your party
Freedom Trail / 3 Hours / $450.00
Travel the Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Copp's Hill Terrace, visiting the major landmarks in Downtown and the North End. With three full hours and your own personal guide, you'll see Boston's incredible history up close and hear Revolutionary tales of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and essential Bostonians