Beacon Hill: Small Group Tour of Civil War Boston

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2 hour 30 minutes (approx.) Mobile ticket Offered in: English

Boston's role in the fight to end legalized slavery is linked by the Black Heritage Trail in historic Beacon Hill. This pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a knowledgeable local guide! Your 2.5-hour loop tour travels from Boston Common to visit Underground Railroad sites, elite homes of "Boston Brahmins," and abolitionist landmarks such as the African Meeting House. Our small-group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1833 to 1863, the tumultuous years leading toward Civil War. We walk in the footsteps of 19th-century Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the "peculiar institution" of racial enslavement in the U.S. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's role in America's "Second Revolution." As we travel past landmarks from Civil War Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of local Bostonians finding their voices and demanding an end to injustice across their young nation.

What's Included
  1. Small Groups (16 guests max)
  2. Black Heritage Trail (All 10 landmarks)
  3. Beacon Hill Neighborhood
  1. Guides in Period Costume
  2. Admission inside Museums
  3. Gratuities
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

The tour gathers on Boston Common at the intersection of Beacon and Charles Streets. Please meet your guide at 1 Charles Street (02108), on the east side of the road, which is inside Boston Common and opposite Starbucks Coffee.

Start time

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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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What To Expect

The tour gathers on Boston Common at the intersection of Beacon and Charles Streets. Please meet your guide at 1 Charles Street (02108), inside Boston Common and across the street from Starbucks Coffee.

Oldest public land in the Americas and Boston's communal grazing pasture (1634)

Narrow cobblestone alleyways wind throughout historic Beacon Hill

Elegant neighborhood square from elite world of 19th-century "Boston Brahmins"

Built as a whites-only school in 1824, but among the first schools to integrate in Boston by 1855

Home of leading abolitionist, state legislator, and former barber

Primary thoroughfare of Beacon Hill, lined with local shops and restaurants

Historic meeting house (1807) and site of contentious debate over racial integration

Home of African-American community activist and abolitionist

Underground Railroad safe house owned by the Haydens, staunch abolitionists who were formerly enslaved

Charles Street

1796 residence of Harrison Gray Otis, Boston mayor and nephew of revolutionary James Otis, Jr.

Massachusetts State House

Historic 1806 church designed by noted architect Asher Benjamin

Old West Church

Home of outspoken abolitionist and U.S. Senator beaten unconscious in the Capitol over the issue of slavery in 1856.

Acorn Street

Homes of several African-American abolitionists, including historian William Cooper Nell

Otis House

Founded in 1835 as segregated school for Boston's African-American children

Boston Common

Cultural center of Boston's African-American community and oldest extant black church building in the U.S. (1806)

Louisburg Square

Oldest extant house in Beacon Hill (1787) was home to African-American Revolutionary War veteran

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial

Massachusetts state capitol and "Hub of the Solar System" (1798)

Additional Info
  1. Service animals allowed
  2. Public transportation options are available nearby
  3. Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  4. Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  5. Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  6. Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  7. Not recommended for travelers who have difficulty standing for extended periods
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  5. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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