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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston

  • Half-day trip from Boston to Concord, Cambridge and Lexington
  • Travel along the historic Battle Road Trail and follow the route Paul Revere took to warn about the British troops
  • See the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard, both US National Historic Landmarks
American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston
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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 4-hour guided American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.
What to Expect
Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or you may choose to meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for 4 hours of sightseeing in the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord.
For the first part of the tour, head north over the Charles River and off to nearby Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Drive by historic Harvard Yard, not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. Also see Cambridge Common, a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War.
Then in Lexington, visit Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired.  
The tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” (although he didn’t shout the phrase as legend has it). 
Finally, in Concord, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Plus, stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.
The tour ends with drop-off at the Transportation Building.
Reviews (320)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Relaxed and comfortable half-day History Tour

My daughter and I enjoyed a four hour (half day) history tour the day after Thanksgiving. The temps were hovering in the 20's, so the comfort of the larger touring bus was essential. The driver / tour guide, Tony, was personable and attentive - funny...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DMCManchester
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Good overview of Boston and the beginning of the War of Independence

Tony the bus driver really made the trip. He kept it lively and entertaining for all. This 4 hour tour had a 30 minute stop at both Lexington and Concord. It was enjoyed by mom, dad, and 2 teenage boys. A good family outing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank needhair
Reviewed 18 November 2018
Excellent tour

This was an excellent tour and way to see the towns of Lexington and Concord where the first battle of the Revolutionary War started. If you don't have a car or just are short on time, this is an perfect way to fit this in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie J
Reviewed 17 November 2018
Good Tour!

Took this 8 hour bus tour and even though there was inclement weather, it was an interesting tour. Had a really entertaining tour guide. Seeing all the sites was very convenient via the bus. Would definitely recommend, especially if you only have one day to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Boy did we luck out on this tour! Our bus driver Sam was nothing short of amazing. His historical knowledge of American history is beyond words. This tour is fantastic. If you decide to take this tour make sure you do the full day and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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17 March 2019|
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Response from DMCManchester | Reviewed this property |
There is a complete list as well as pick up times on the tour’s website. We had stayed at the 4 Seasons which is less than a block from their starting place, so it wasn’t an issue for us. Enjoy!
25 September 2018|
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Response from sheilalyon4231 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact the tour directly. I am not associated with the tour, I only had a bad experience on that tour several months ago.
6 August 2018|
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Response from eganandi | Reviewed this property |
There should be a list associated with the tour. That's where I got my information.