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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.
Taza Chocolate Factory ToursSomerville, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Tue, October 1, 2019   
Learn how Taza makes 100% Stone Ground, Mexican-style organic dark chocolate, sample delicious Stone Ground Dark Chocolate and see our vintage chocolate making machines!
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.
Bells & Bones Tour at King's ChapelBoston, $
Thu, May 23, 2019  -  Mon, September 30, 2019   
Dive into King's Chapel's 330-year history, exploring an 18th-century crypt and climbing the tower to visit the largest and 'sweetest sounding' bell made by Paul Revere's foundry.
Adventures at Sea: Bostonians in the Age of Sail Walking TourBoston, $
Thu, June 13, 2019  -  Thu, June 27, 2019   
For Boston's first two hundred years, 'a flown sheate, a faire winde, and a boune voyage' were wishes at the heart of the city's life and economy.
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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.
Boston's LGBTQ Past Walking TourBoston, $
Today  -  Tue, June 25, 2019   
A gay and lesbian culture flourished in Boston, in private homes, the theatre, coffee houses, the baths, and bars. We will follow the footsteps of gay and lesbian friends from the 1840s to the 1980s.
Notable Women of Beacon Hill Walking TourBoston, $
Wed, June 26, 2019  -  Wed, June 26, 2019   
This tour was developed by Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, working to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston by uncovering information about women who have made lasting contributions to Boston.
Off-Beat Andover Tour - Main StreetAndover, $
Thu, June 27, 2019  -  Thu, June 27, 2019   
This unique walking tour of Main Street will highlight architecture, history, and fun facts about neighborhoods in Andover in a fast-paced, and highly participatory way.
Rethinking Boston BrutalismBoston, $
Sun, June 30, 2019  -  Sun, June 30, 2019   
Like it or hate it, Boston is unarguably a center for Brutalism in America. Building with concrete represented one of the major architectural movements of the postwar era.
Babywearing Tour of Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Tue, July 2, 2019  -  Tue, July 2, 2019   
Are you a new parent? Looking to get out of the house and be with other adults in a museum? Come to a special Babywearing Tour on Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m.
Children's Farm Tours: Wilson FarmLexington, Free
Thu, July 11, 2019  -  Thu, August 22, 2019   
From the fields to the greenhouses and back to the animal barn, enjoy an hour of fun and discovery for kids ages 5 and up. R.S.V.P. Required.
Babywearing Tour of Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Tue, August 6, 2019  -  Tue, August 6, 2019   
Are you a new parent? Looking to get out of the house and be with other adults in a museum? Come to a special Babywearing Tour on Tuesday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
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.
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.


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