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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.
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!
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.
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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.
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Holiday Wonderland: Newport MansionsRhode Island, $$$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Experience the magic of Christmas when the opulent summer cottages of the Gilded Age are transformed into a winter wonderland. Santa, too!
Christmas In Salem Holiday House TourSalem, $$$
Today  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Discover Salem's Historical Holiday Event! Visit Twelve 18th and 19th century homes all decorated for the holidays, all within easy walking idstance. Enjoy free trolley service, discounts on the finest Salem restaurants and retail.
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Enchanted Trolley Tour BostonBoston, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
This year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will take place on Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8 in neighborhoods throughout Boston.
Christmas by the Sea at Castle HillIpswich, $
Today  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy Christmas at Castle Hill. Come Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with performances, as well as food & drink, and a visit from Old Saint Nick!
Holiday Open House at Golden Ball Tavern MuseumWeston, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019   
The Golden Ball Tavern Museum will host its 50th Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm. Our nearly 250-year-old Tavern, on the original Boston Post Road, will be decorated in holiday finery courtesy of the Country Garden Club of Weston.
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Illuminations Holiday Trolley TourSomerville, $
Sat, December 14, 2019   
The 45-minute trolley tour celebrates the folk-artistry of the many Somerville residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, and shrines of devotion and fantasy during the darkest...
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Daily Tours & Talks at Isabella Stewart Gardener MuseumBoston, $$
Thu, January 2, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Join our lively public tours and talks are a great way to enhance your Gardner experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to the Museum or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper...
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Salem Smugglers' TourSalem, $$
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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