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Boston Town Crier-Tours of Freedom Trail

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Address: 139 Tremont St, Visitors Information Center, Boston, MA 02111-1318
Phone Number:
+1 617-794-7512
09:30 - 11:00
15:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 11:00
15:30 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Best way to see the Freedom Trail! Our walking tours are a highlight of...

Best way to see the Freedom Trail! Our walking tours are a highlight of many tourists' trips to Boston.

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Silence Dogood and the Freedom Trail

I was in Boston for the day with my 17-yr. old daughter and 16-yr. old son. We were lucky enough to hop onto Mrs. Silence Dogood's tour just as it was leaving. We had a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
winnie g
Smithtown, New York

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Smithtown, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Boston for the day with my 17-yr. old daughter and 16-yr. old son. We were lucky enough to hop onto Mrs. Silence Dogood's tour just as it was leaving. We had a great time learning some little known facts about the Revolutionary War period and seeing many historic sites along the way. She was very engaging and... More 

1 Thank winnie g
Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best guide. He was very animated, funny, an awesome storyteller of history and his passion for what he did showed in his tour. The walk was easy, some places to sit on steps if you needed to rest, but mostly standing and walking. I'd recommend if you're doing the Freedom Trail, take this tour.

Thank wards33
Merced, California
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I wanted to do the Freedom Trail but I had planned to just use my phone to get information while walking around. When I got to the visitors center they were just about to start a tour so I paid the $14 and decided to do it. I'm so glad I did because it was really fun and I learned... More 

1 Thank Sharai K
La Jolla, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I truly enjoyed the Freedom Trail tour with Mrs. Silence Dogood at Boston Town Crier Tours. It was both informational and entertaining. Mrs. Dogood was very passionate about our nation's history and was extremely knowledge. I'd recommend this tour for any visitor to Boston.

1 Thank Nicole P
Red Oak, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I took this tour on Sep. 14 2016. Our guide Roseli Weiss was fantastic. I am a history major but she had much greater depth of knowledge about the area and history than I did as she was fortunate to grow up there. We had a great time on the tour and would recommend it to everyone.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was just what we needed for a first time in 15 year return to Boston. I was there when I was 13, took my boys back around the same age and now back with grandsons. Wanted them to see and hear the basic history of Boston. We met at the Visitor Center on the Commons ( bathroom there) and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

You meet at the visitor center in Boston Common, and that is exactly where the tour begins. Its about a 90 minute tour, but it goes really quickly, since the guide stops often at various spots, and gives you loads of information that you probably don't already know!

Thank katr0713
Linlithgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went on this walking tour last month as a way of understanding some of the history and seeing the key sights. It's not a long walk and very good value. Really interesting information provided with a bit of theatre and humour by our Crier.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed with the city of Boston especially with Miss Silence.It was definitely a learning experience for me and having someone so knowledgable with the Revoluntionary War.It made me feel like part of history because she explained the significance of the 11 historical sites.You can't go to Boston and not be part of this outstanding tour!

Thank Ilene C
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic tour! My husband and I love historical tours and this was one of the best. We knew a lot about the history of the Revolution but we learned so much more on this tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to be heard over the sounds of Boston.

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