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“michael szkolka”(64 reviews)
“walking tour”(57 reviews)
Boston's Best Freedom Trail Tour! Lessons on Liberty. Boston's only Freedom Trail walking tours guided by classically trained historians. Our tours are entertaining, educational, interactive and accurate. Lessons on Liberty is also pleased to offer...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
139 Tremont St, Boston Common Visitors Center, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 857-205-1775
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Seriously the best tour of the Freedom Trail. It was my first time in Boston and my girlfriend's third. She had been on the tour with a different company, but was disappointed with the 'actors.' When I was with her, I wanted to try this...More

7  Thank Cody S
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We booked this tour online for June 14th at 10:30 AM. That morning there was a light drizzle rain, but nothing that would stop or impede normal progression of the city. We arrived early at 10:00 AM with excitement and anticipation that we would learn...More

4  Thank Bobby_E_Brown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father is a war history buff, so after reading the reviews on Lessons on Liberty, we choose this tour. This was the most exceptional tour I have even been on. Micheal was so knowledgeable and answered all questions. In addition to being educational, Micheal...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of the best tours I have ever been on. We were fortunate to have Michael as our tour guide. A history professor, he told facts, the true stories behind the fictional tales, and did so with wit. Obviously passionate about this era...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hardest part was figuring out where to sign up for the tour. The tour guide did a great job. We were disappointed that people kept going the tour group who had not paid but the tour guide would not have known as it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had set aside a day of our 4 day Boston trip to do the Freedom Trail, and wanted a trusted guide to tell us the stories of each location instead of trying to get the gist from just written signs and paper map guides....More

Thank harmonsj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael S. was a fantastic guide. He is a retired history professor and brings the city and history alive. It was raining a bit during the tour but Michael plowed through it no problem. Very informative and entertaining.

Thank Minfam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish History teachers would have taught us like this in high school. I might have had a little more interest in the subject back then, Micheal brought so much knowledge and insight as well as humor to the subject matter. The best part is...More

Thank randkriech
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating historical tour of the city delivered by a charismatic and learned historian. Would recommend to everyone

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Tour was very good. Our guide was excellent. He had not just memorized "a script" as in some other tours. Would recommend.

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The tour was interesting and a good pace. However, I purposely selected this tour and paid a little more because it advertised small groups for a better connection with the guide and their expertise, actual historians. There were over 40 people on the tour! Very...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Most hilarious and informative and coolest tour we have ever taken.....out of hundreds around the world. Mark was knowledgeable and painted wonderful pictures with his tales and was FUNNY!!!! We've had other tours in Boston. Save your money. They're all OK but this is the...More

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Chris F
May 5, 2018|
Response from cafeaulait97 |
Only outside. All of the houses have their own interpretive staff and none of the Freedom Trail tour companies are generally allowed to bring their tours inside the buildings.
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Dawn P | Reviewed this property |
Go to the city park square visitor's center, and you can buy your tickets inside. The tour that we took leaves from there as well. The tour company has a couple people dressed in Revolutionary costumes outside circulating... More
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Robert M |
Thank you for your interest in Lessons on Liberty and. Our booking system will open for reservations for the entire season on Feb 15th, for our first bookable tour on Saturday morning April 15th at 10am. -Bob Miller Tour... More