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Boston Tours for Kids and Families

Find Boston Tour Events & Ideas for kids, teens and families all year long. From walking and biking tours to trolley and segway tours, you can find something that will entertain most everyone in your groups no matter what age or ability.

Mapparium ToursBoston, $
Sat, August 11, 2018  -  Thu, August 11, 2022   
Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to...
Pizza & North End TourBoston, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This is a fun and unique Boston food (PIZZA!) tour with Colonial & Revolutionary history mixed in. Come hungry for Boston's tastiest tour! Great for kids & adults of all ages.
Behind the Scenes Tours at New England AquariumBoston, $$$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of our many galleries. You will learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits.
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Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardener MuseumBoston, $$
Wed, January 2, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Join our lively public tours and talks are a great way to enhance your Gardner experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to the Museum or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper...
Forbes House Museum ToursMilton, $$
Fri, February 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
The only way to get inside the Forbes House Museum’s 1833 historic house is to be on a guided tour. Tours cover the 1870’s kitchen, and the first and second floors of the house, and they last about 1.5 hours.
Guided History Tours on the EsplanadeBoston
Wed, February 13, 2019  -  Wed, December 11, 2019   
The Esplanade Association is offering free guided history tours through the Esplanade lasting about an hour and a half and covering about a mile of the park and over 150 years of history!
The 'Hahvahd' tourCambridge, $
Fri, March 1, 2019  -  Fri, November 1, 2019   
Enjoy an entertaining, theatrical walking tour of Harvard University and Harvard Square for families and kids. Learn what it's like to live and study at Harvard University. Tours are led by current Harvard University students.
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Boston Duck Tours3 Locations, $$$
Sat, March 23, 2019  -  Wed, October 30, 2019   
Tour Boston in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The DUCK tours the city by both land and water. Great for kids and visitors.
Arnold Arboretum Tours & Discovery PacksJamaica Plain, Free
Mon, April 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Enjoy free Arboretum tours. Tours start at the Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston. Times vary. Families can also take the self-guided tour with a plant treasure map.
King's Chapel Art & Architecture toursBoston, $$
Mon, April 1, 2019  -  Wed, October 30, 2019   
Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King's Chapel's 332 year history! On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church's...
WIlliam Hickling Prescott Beacon Hill House TourBoston, $
Sat, April 13, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
A docent-led historic house tour of one of Beacon Hill's finest Federal era mansions that will provide you with a rare glimpse into life on the Boston Common in the 1800s.
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Boston By Little Feet ToursBoston, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Wed, October 30, 2019   
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 run by Boston By Foot.
Boston By Little Feet Walking TourBoston, $
Sun, May 5, 2019  -  Mon, October 28, 2019   
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. Children will experience the historical sites that played key roles in American independence.
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Boch Center ToursBoston, $
Mon, June 17, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Visit the historic Boch Center Wang Theatre and take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Boston’s most prominent landmarks and Performing Arts Centers. Available Daily.
Quincy Market History ToursBoston, Free
Sat, July 27, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
A FREE one-hour historical tour of the architecture, politics, and geography of Quincy’s Market. Come hear this Boston story! Meet your guide at the property directory near Anthem Restaurant.
Ghosts and Gravestones Ghost Tour 2019Boston
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Ghosts & Gravestones tour explores Boston’s most chilling haunted places, murder sites and includes exclusive nighttime access into two of Boston’s oldest burying grounds.
Haunted Happenings Harbor CruiseSalem, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
This spook-tacular 75-minute cruise screams Haunted Happenings fun day or night full with storytelling, facepainting, tarot card reading and a full bar for you to enjoy!
Lighthouse and Foliage CruiseSalem, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Take in the changing colors of fall on this adventurous narrated sightseeing tour by the shores of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and the Misery Islands. Discover 5 historical lighthouses while cruises the protected waters of Salem Sound.
South End House Tour 2019South End, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
The South End House tour is a self-guided walking tour of private single family homes in Boston's beautiful South End. It's an ideal event for lovers of interior design, architecture, or history!
Delphi Academy Open HouseMilton, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
You are cordially invited to visit Delphi Academy to learn about our hands-on, proficiency-based program and to meet staff, faculty and parents. Light refreshments will be served.
Open House @ Delphi AcademyMilton, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Looking for a great preschool through grade 8 program? We invite you to come and explore Delphi Academy and learn if it is a fit for your child.
Tour: Hello, Muddy! Along A Restored RiverBack Bay, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
After decades spent underground beneath a parking lot, a portion of the Muddy River has been uncovered to see daylight once again. Hear the story of how river and parkland were reclaimed.
Tour: Historic Gems of the Back Bay FensBack Bay, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, as well as the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America.
Military families visit Trustees Properties Free Veteran's DBoston, Free
Mon, November 11, 2019  -  Mon, November 11, 2019   
In honor of the many people who have served our great country, we are offering active and retired military veterans and their families FREE admission​ to ​our properties this Friday (Veterans Day observed) and Saturday (Veterans Day).
Beacon Hill Holiday StrollBack Bay, Free
Thu, December 5, 2019   
Families are invited to a festive evening of refreshments, shopping, Santa, carriage rides, caroling, and fun! Wonderful for all ages.
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Salem Smugglers' TourSalem, $$
Tue, October 1, 2109  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
More than Witches Tour: detailing how Salem has shaped the nation and your daily lives. Inventors, politicians, murderers, and millionaires! What else could you want on a tour...

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