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Freedom Trail & Salem Witch Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour Bundle

Boston, US
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Freedom Trail & Salem Witch Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour Bundle

Boston, US
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Experience the rich history of New England with the Freedom Trail & Salem Witch Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour Bundle. Delve into the captivating tale of the Salem Witch Trials, unraveling the secrets and stories of this colonial town. Discover the truth behind the accusations and learn about the victims who were caught in the panic. Then, step into the footsteps of the Founding Fathers on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Immerse yourself in the fight for independence as history comes alive before your eyes. Follow the red-brick path and explore iconic landmarks, including the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, and Granary Burying Ground. With our unique app and password, you can embark on this adventure at your own pace. This tour is available from the moment you book, with no expiration date. Please note that entrance to attractions along the route is not included. Uncover the intriguing past of New England and create lasting memories on this remarkable self-guided tour bundle.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours - 5 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Introduction

Dive into New England's rich history with the Freedom Trail & Salem Witch Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour Bundle. This captivating tour combo takes you on an immersive journey through the Salem Witch Trials and the Boston Freedom Trail. Uncover the truth behind the Witch Trials in Salem, explore the preserved architecture, and unravel the town's dark secrets. Then, walk in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers on Boston's historic Freedom Trail as you relive the fight for independence.

What to expect?

Embark on a self-guided adventure through history, where you can anticipate an engaging and educational experience. With this tour bundle, you'll be immersed in the stories and events that shaped New England. Explore the chilling events of the Salem Witch Trials and gain a deeper understanding of the victims and the reasons behind the accusations. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers on the Boston Freedom Trail, where history comes alive with gripping tales of revolution and independence.

Who is this for?

This tour bundle is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone intrigued by the dark secrets and rich history of New England. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this self-guided walking tour allows you to explore at your own pace, making it suitable for all ages and interests. Discover the fascinating stories behind these iconic landmarks and gain a deeper appreciation for the events that shaped America.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of the Salem Witch Trials and the fight for independence on the Boston Freedom Trail. This self-guided walking tour bundle offers the flexibility to explore at your own pace, ensuring you don't miss a single detail. With the Tour Guide App by Action, you'll have access to professionally narrated stories, hidden gems, travel tips, videos, and offline use, making it easy to navigate the routes and fully immerse yourself in history. Plus, the tour never expires, so you can use it on your own schedule, even on future trips to New England.

Good to know

It's important to note that this tour bundle doesn't include entrance to attractions along the route. Make sure to check the opening hours of any attractions you wish to visit before your trip. The Tour Guide App requires good internet or Wi-Fi access for downloading and accessing the tour. However, once downloaded, you can enjoy the tour offline, thanks to the offline GPS map and route provided. Additionally, the app offers a flexible schedule, allowing you to use the tour on any day and at any time.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Freedom Trail & Salem Witch Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour Bundle have shared their satisfaction with the immersive and informative nature of the tour. They appreciate the hands-free experience provided by the Tour Guide App, which allows them to fully engage with the stories and the surroundings. The flexibility of the tour and the offline use feature have also been praised, as it allows travelers to explore at their own pace without the need for a constant internet connection. Overall, visitors have found this tour bundle to be a captivating way to delve into the history of New England and highly recommend it to fellow history buffs and curious travelers alike.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Boston Common

Embark on this adventure into America's Revolutionary past at the heart of old Boston: the Boston Common. This spacious green has been a part of the city since it's early colonial beginnings. We'll begin the tour by the Visitor Center and find the red-brick path. As we follow the path, we'll dive back in time to the 1700s and set the scene....

Massachusetts State House

The first stop along our red-bricked Freedom Trail tour is right at the corner of Boston Common: the Massachusetts State House! This building is both historic and architecturally beautiful.... and of course, we can't forget about it's eye-catching golden dome! We'll pause in front of the State House to catch up on a couple of key Revolutionary War characters (and soon-to-be American heroes) and a little colonial history. We'll also take a look at the Robert G Shaw and 54th Memorial, which stands opposite the State House. Who was Shaw and what made the 54th Regiment so significant? We'll get into all of those details right here.

Park Street Church

From the State House and Shaw Memorial, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail. That brings us through Boston Common and out to the Park Street Church. As we walk, we'll dive into the most important question of all: what prompted the Revolutionary War? As we peel back the layers, we discover that the battle for American Independence was one falling domino in a long chain of dominos stretching across multiple continents and older wars...

Granary Burying Ground

This brings us to the truly ancient Granary Burying Ground! Established in 1660, this is only Boston's third-oldest burying ground. Can you imagine what's changed in the last 400 years? Well for one thing, this ground is so old it actually holds the grave of Mother Goose. We still hear her stories today! We'll also visit the graves of American legends like Paul Revere, Robert Paine, and James Otis. And we can't miss John Hancock and Sam Adams' graves either! Lastly, we'll visit the graves of those killed in the Boston Massacre, one of the stepping stones to the full-blown revolution. We'll be heading to the site of this Massacre later.

Boston Latin School

From the Granary, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail's red bricks. We'll check out the King's Chapel along the way and pause in front of the Latin School. This historic site contains a number of fun statues to pose with (including a donkey!) and quite a lot of rich history to dive into.

Boston Irish Famine Memorial

A few steps down from the Latin School, we'll find the Irish Famine Memorial. Here we'll jump a bit later into Boston history and talk about the new wave of immigrants after the revolution. We'll learn about the hardships they faced and overcame... and where these communities are today.

Old South Meeting House

Just across the street from the Irish Famine Memorial, we'll find the historic Old South Meeting House. This small, tucked-away building is easy to miss but we'll pause in front of it. Here, we'll be transported back in time to one of the most fateful events leading up the Revolutionary War... the Boston Tea Party. We'll learn all about the organizers, their motivations, and of course the consequences of their "tea party".

Old State House

Our red-brick road finally brings us to the one of the most popular stops along the Freedom Trail: the Old State House. We'll pause here to identify key architectural features and learn about it's significance (and long history!). Then, we'll walk around to the other side....

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Boston Massacre Site

To see the site of the infamous Boston Massacre! But was it a massacre? Or just a rowdy riot, as the British said? We'll dive into the thrilling tale while standing at the very spot where history unfolded. We'll also learn about Crispus Attacuks, an honored American hero.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

We'll follow the Freedom Trail to another popular resting spot: Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market! First we'll explore the site's fascinating history and then explore it's huge range of food options!

Haymarket

As we continue our journey along the red-bricked path of the Freedom Trail, we'll also dive into the story of the historic Haymarket, the new and striking Holocaust Memorial out in front, and the stunning view of the Custom House Tower a little beyond. We'll learn a bit about each of these sites as we make our way to another popular stop.

The Paul Revere House

Our path brings us to another popular stop along the Freedom Trail: Paul Revere's House! Here we'll learn about Paul Revere's famous "Midnight Ride", it's immortalization in a poem by Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, and the truths and myths behind this historic moment.

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Old North Church & Historic Site

From Paul Revere's House, we'll make our way to the Old North Church. This is the iconic site where the "one if by land, two if by sea" lanterns were lit, silently signalling the British troops' movements to colonial revolutionaries.

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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

From the Old North Church, we'll follow the Freedom Trail farther up to the historic Copp's Hill Burying Ground. This historic cemetery in Boston's North End is older than the Granary... but only by a year!

USS Constitution Museum

Our last few stops are a little farther along, over the bridge and into the Charlestown Navy Yard. There we'll see the historic and impressive USS Constitution -- and learn all about her epic battle against the Guerriere. We'll explore the naval battles of the War for Independence in more detail while at this historic site.

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Bunker Hill Monument

Finally we'll follow the Freedom Trail up to the Bunker Hill Monument, built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. We'll walk around this hill, exploring the site of this epic battle and getting an understanding of the brutality and intensity of the battle for freedom. This site is the last along our comprehensive tour along Boston's historic Freedom Trail.

Old Burying Point Cemetery

Up next is the graveyard where most of the witch trial victims are buried. Ironically, this is also the final resting place of the chief investigator during those trials, who directly caused many deaths

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John Ward House

At the Joshua Ward House, up next, you'll get a glimpse of what remains of the residence once belonging to Sheriff George Corwin, who signed the arrest and execution warrants of those accused of witchcraft

St. Peter's-San Pedro Episcopal Church

After that, you'll arrive at St Peter's Episcopal Church, which sits on land the town confiscated after the owners, accused of witchcraft, skipped town

The Burying Point

The Salem Witch Trials are typically associated with women and girls. Corey was buried in an unmarked grave in what is now the Howard Street Cemetery, ... on his ghost's bad side, consider joining us on our journey through historic Salem.

Roger Conant Statue

Then you'll pass by an impressive statue of Roger Conant, Salem's founder and first governor, as well as the Witch Museum, filled with all sorts of deep-dive info about the trials and the surrounding mass hysteria

Broad Street Cemetery

Another detour brings you to the Broad Street Cemetery, where Sheriff Corwin ended up after suffering a mysterious heart attack

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Hamilton Hall

Then you'll see Hamilton Hall, a venue which has hosted esteemed figures like Alexander Hamilton, FDR, and the Marquis de Lafayette

Nathanial Hawthorne Statue

Literature fans won't want to miss the Nathaniel Hawthorne statue, dedicated to one of America's greatest authors

Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace

You can also visit the birthplace of famous author Nathaniel Hawthorne, which has been preserved in its original condition

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