Boston By Little Feet
Other Ideas: Freedom Trail Tours; USS Salem at the Naval Shipbuilding Museum; United First Parish Church: Church of the Presidents; Old Town Trolley Tours; Battleship Cove Tours
This child's-eye view of the Freedom Trail's architecture and history is especially designed for young walkers from ages 6-12 years of age.
Walking along Boston's historic Freedom Trail and part of Boston's original coastline, children will experience the historical sites that played a key role in American independence: Faneuil Hall, the Old State House and the Old South Meeting House. Learning about the Boston Massacre on the site where it occurred brings a new dimension to the study of American history.
Stops also include the site of the first public school in America and the oldest burying ground in Boston. This tour covers ten sites in downtown Boston but is 30 minutes shorter and faster-paced than our Heart of the Freedom Trail tour.
Our guides love to point out the fun and interesting attractions along the route such as a 1743 weathervane, the Royal Lion and Unicorn, along with statues of Benjamin Franklin, and a Democrat donkey. Our guides will help your child learn about our Boston's role in the American Revolution and discover the materials from which a city is built.
This tour fulfills elements of the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks, and is a perfect activity for school groups, or any group of children wanting to explore downtown Boston. Please contact us to arrange a tour for your school or community group.
Saturday 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Boston By Foot offers this walking tour especially for children. The 60-minute tour explores the architecture and history found along the historic Freedom Trail. Tour guides encourage children to ask questions and to think about the evolution and growth of the city over time.
Best for ages 6-12.
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General Admission $12 (Save $2 per ticket when you buy online)
Free for children under 6
Merchant's Row, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 367-2345
Meet your guide in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue, Boston.
Tour For Summer Day CampAlthough the tour guides were well versed in the history of the architecture of the dowtown, and they were very nice and professional, I have to admit that as a camp director I was a little disappointed in the tour. The guides did not seem to fully understand that they were giving this tour to kids! Kids (as well as most of us) are so much more excited by the 'nitty-gritty' of history, not the 'in the year 1763 ...' [As a high school history teacher I have 1st hand experience in this.] The tour should have focused on what Boston smelled like in the 1700s, what sort of events took place on the streets, and what it would have been like to be among the crowd of 'ruffians' who started the snowball fight that led to the Boston Masacre! The staff needs more than training the architectural history of the city - they need some training in educational techniques and communication with kids as well.
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