Student Tours:

Student Tours are one of our many specialities here at Bay Colony Historical Tours, LLC. We pride ourselves on providing a great historical tour, which coincides with classroom curriculm and the student's age. We can tailor the tour to focus on a variety of historical aspects. Our tours can focus on many aspects, such as daily life in Colonial America, life during the American Revolution, Boston during the Victorian Era, and New Englands involvement in Civil War. Boston has a great walking trail through the city, which takes you back in time 300 years. Children, as well as adults, find this walk fun and entertaining. We can provide a narrated walking of the Freedom Trail. Boston also has a Black Heritage Trail, which traces the role of Black Americans in Boston as far back as the early 18th century.

We understand children of all ages, and strive to make our tours enlightening and entertaining as well as informative and educational. We are more than willing to work with your school organization to provide a great tour.

Boston's Historic Freedom Trail, Coach & Walking. Follow the red line!

  • Begin your tour at the State House atop Beacon Hill. Walk through the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, where cows grazed, the militia was trained, witches & pirates were hanged and nagging wives were dunked in the local pond!

  • Continue past Park Street Church (1809) where William Lloyd Garrison gave his first public anti-slavery speech and "America" was sung by school children.

  • Visit the Old Granary Burial Ground, resting place of Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Hancock, the Boston Massacre Victims, and Mother Goose. Have fun learning the meanings of the headstone symbols.

  • Walk through the Colonial Section of Olde Boston. Learn of the events, protests and town meetings that took place in Old South Meeting House where the Sons of Liberty rallied to debate the famous Boston Tea Party!

  • Stand on the Boston Massacre site where men lost their lives in an act of defiance.

  • View or visit Faneuil Hall, Boston's Cradle of Liberty, where many a heated town meeting protested taxes and British acts of restriction.

  • Continue along the waterfront to Boston's first neighborhood, the North End (Little Italy), and visit or view the home of Paul Revere. It was from here he departed one night to ride out across the countryside to Lexington and into American history books to warn the Patriot leaders John Hancock and Sam Adams that the British Regulars were marching! (Paul Revere House- Admission Required)

  • Visit the Old North Church. Sit in box pews, highest in the country, designed that way for warmth. It was in this steeple that two lanterns were placed on the night of April 18th, 1775, which helped spark, the American Revolutionary War! "One if by land, and two if by sea!" (Old North Church- Admission Required)

  • Board your coach and drive across the Charles River to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Time permitting, you will board the oldest commissioned warship in the United States Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides"! (Not available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.) Visit Breed's Hill, where on the 17th of June, 1775, the American militia were told "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" You will have the opportunity to climb 294 stairs to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates the courage of those brave men who fought and died that day to "Keep our Liberties."