A Stroll through Time: Group Tour of Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Boston, US
Boston, US
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Experience the hidden stories of Boston's past on the Quirky History tour. Join us on a captivating 1.5-hour journey through Boston Common, Beacon Hill, and the Public Garden as we unveil the forgotten plaques and monuments that reveal the city's eccentric history. Discover tales of rebellion, corruption, and the duality that defines Boston's spirit. Starting at the Boston Common Visitor Center, our expert guide will take you on a mesmerizing walk, sharing stories of Boston's first settler and how the city grew into what it is today. From strict Puritan values to surprising controversies, this tour goes beyond the typical historical attractions, immersing you in the intriguing narratives that shaped Boston. Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into the lesser-known side of Boston's fascinating past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover hidden plaques and forgotten monuments in Boston Common
  • Uncover fascinating stories behind the statues and monuments in Boston Public Garden
  • Learn about the beloved children's statue Make Way for Ducklings
  • Explore the controversy behind the discovery of anesthesia
  • Discover Boston's favorite corrupt politician
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities

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Quirky History of Boston: Parks, Architecture, and Treason Tour takes you on a fascinating journey through the charming city of Boston, delving into its hidden stories and forgotten plaques. This 1.5-hour walking tour unveils the eccentric and captivating history of Boston as you explore iconic landmarks like Boston Common, Beacon Hill, and the Public Garden.

What to expect?

Prepare to be enthralled by the rich history that lies within Boston's parks and architecture. During this tour, you will discover lesser-known stories that are often overlooked by traditional historical tours. Immerse yourself in tales of rebellion, corruption, and the strict Puritan values that shaped Boston's identity.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone eager to uncover the fascinating layers of Boston's past. Whether you are a local or a first-time visitor, this experience offers a fresh perspective and surprising anecdotes that will captivate both the young and the young-at-heart.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the quirky history of Boston as you stroll through its iconic parks. This tour provides a unique opportunity to explore the hidden gems and forgotten monuments that hold the city's untold stories. Led by passionate local guides, the tour offers a fresh and alternative perspective that goes beyond the conventional historical narratives. Discover Boston's rebellious spirit and vibrant legacy, leaving you with a deeper understanding of this captivating city.

Good to know

The tour starts at the Boston Common Visitor Center, conveniently located in the heart of the city. From there, you will embark on a 1.5-hour journey filled with intriguing stories and fascinating sights. Take note that the tour includes both Boston Common and the Public Garden, showcasing the diverse historical significance of these iconic locations. After the tour concludes at the Ether Monument in the Public Garden, transportation options are readily available to take you back to your hotel.


Customers who have embarked on the Quirky History of Boston tour have been amazed by the wealth of knowledge and captivating storytelling provided by the guides. They praise the tour for its ability to shed light on lesser-known historical moments, offering a refreshing experience even for those familiar with Boston's history. Travelers have described the tour as a delightful blend of entertainment and education, providing a deeper appreciation for the city's unique past. Overall, participants have expressed their satisfaction with the tour, recommending it as an essential addition to any Boston itinerary.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Boston Common

Start at the Boston Common Visitor Center and proceed through the park stopping at hidden plaques and forgotten monuments.

Boston Public Garden

Make your way into the Public Garden to learn about many fascinating yet unknown stories behind its various statues and monuments. Hear the surprising stories about the beloved children's statue Make Way for Ducklings, the controversy behind the discovery of anesthesia, and Boston's absolute favorite corrupt politician.

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