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Hours:8:30am-5:30pm during the summer programs
Ages:Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$$$ see below
Category:Summer Camps
Other Ideas: YMCA of Greater Boston Day Camps; Music Programs at The Rivers School Conservatory; Creative Writing Workshop for Kids; Gloucester Stage Company Summer Camps & Performances; Winchester Community Music School


boston history camp photoBoston History Camp is a new summer camp for Boston-area high school students with a passion for story—and history! Daily walking tours, guided conversations, and hands-on projects will introduce students to Boston's rich history on the spots where it happened.

In this immersive, intensive two-week day camp, students will:

- Walk through history on daily 2-3 hour walking tours of different neighborhoods. Locations include the Freedom Trail, the Back Bay, the North End, Harvard University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, and more.
- Build historically accurate stories of their own to share via video, podcast, essay, or walking tour.
- Engage in guided conversations about Boston historian Stephen Puleo's book A City So Grand—and, on the last day of the camp, meet the author himself.

Using humor, theatrical storytelling, and narrative formulas, we have a unique way of engaging students outside of the traditional classroom setting. Campers will be actively walking around, experiencing history on the locations in which it happened.

'We designed this camp after years of operating the #1 ranked tour company in Cambridge and having kids repeatedly tell us, 'I wish we learned history like this in school.' Check out our TripAdvisor and Google reviews for confirmation!'

Boston History Camp runs on weekdays during two 10-day sessions:

Session One: July 8-19, 2024
Session Two: August 5-16, 2024


Tuition Breakdown
Tuition for tours, courses, and development of your own story is $2000
Books, Supplies, T Fare (required): $150
Lunch (optional, but recommended): $250 for all 10 days
Total Cost of Camp: $2400 for a two-week session

Payment Options
Credit Card deposit required for fees.
Check for tuition can be mailed to

Boston History Company
c/o Cambridge Historical Tours
7 School Street Pl
Boston, MA 02119

Programs are capped at 15 students, so families should act now to reserve a spot. Register Here

Although daily excursions and tours take students all over town, drop-off (beginning at 8:30am) and pickup (ending at 5:30) are at the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay: 151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02116

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A Typical Day of Camp:
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9:00am: Drop off
9-9:30am: Storytime/Check-in. Tell me a STORY in 2 minutes, even if it was just about your dinner last night. Otherwise, blow our minds. But you have 2 minutes.
9:30am-10:15am: Walk or take the T to our daily site for a tour
10:15am-12:45: Tour of Daily specified location
12:45-1:30: Lunch
1:30-2:15: Return to Commonwealth School or other research location
2:15-3:15 Directed discussion/lessons
3:15-3:30 Walk to Boston Public Library
3:30-4:15: Research and writing, One-on-One meetings
4:15-4:30: Back to Commonwealth School
4:30-5:30: Pickup

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Camp Excursions By Day:
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Day 1: Freedom Trail, Part 1 (Boston Common through Faneuil Hall)
Day 2: Beacon Hill
Day 3: Innovations of Kendall Square and MIT
Day 4: Freedom Trail, Part 2 (Faneuil Hall to Copp's Hill)
Day 5: Back Bay
Day 6: Harvard and Harvard Museum of Natural History
Day 7: Massachusetts State House
Day 8: Museum of Fine Arts
Day 9: Fenway Park
Day 10: Special Guest speaker Stephen Puleo

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Lunch Locations By Day:
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Day 1: Quincy Market
Day 2: Charles Street (Tatte, Upper Crust, DeLuca’s), meet in Public Garden or Commonwealth classroom)
Day 3: Clover or Chipotle; meet on Roof Garden or in Marriott Lobby
Day 4: Umbertos, Bricco Deli, or North End Sushi/Seafood, Meet at Greenway
Day 5: Paramount Cafe or Delucca's
Day 6: Winthrop Park (Shake Shack, Tasty Burger, Pinnochio’s)
Day 7: Flour Bakery/Anna’s Taqueria
Day 8: MFA Cafe
Day 9: Time Out Market
Day 10: Surprise Meal

Recommended for rising high school sophomores through seniors.

COST↑ top

$2400 (includes lunch, books, and entry fees) | Register Here

WEBSITE↑ top

www.bostonhistoricaltours.org/coming-soon-03

LOCATION↑ top

151 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA map
Phone: (336) 706-1995

Drop-off and pick up for the camp are at the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay. 151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02116

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