Boston Civil War Tours

Beacon Hill

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In a Nutshell

Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

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Promotional value expires Oct 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Night Walking Tours available 8/8, 8/15, and 8/22 at 8pm. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for a 90-minute Boston Civil War tour for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $22 for a 90-minute Boston Civil War tour for four (up to a $48 value)

Led by a knowledgeable tour guide, guests visit historically significant Civil War locales including Court Square—a holding place for fugitive slaves—and the Parker House Hotel, where John Wilkes Booth stayed days before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Check the schedule for available dates. Admission is free for children younger than 14.

Boston Civil War Tours

Bastions of the abolitionist movement, Boston and its progressive citizens helped motivate activists across the nation to stand against slavery, thus fanning a flame that contributed to the Civil War. During a 90-minute Boston Civil War tour, groups walk among historically significant sites where figureheads such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison publicly asserted their outrage, sought refuge from enraged mobs, and shocked crowds with their prescient criticism of boy bands. While strolling through Beacon Hill, knowledgeable guides point out the African Meeting House—a recruitment center for Massachusetts' all-black regiment—and the homes of famous authors such as Louisa May Alcott, who pulled from her experience as a Union Army nurse to write Hospital Sketches in 1863.

Boston Civil War Tours

Bastions of the abolitionist movement, Boston and its progressive citizens helped motivate activists across the nation to stand against slavery, thus fanning a flame that contributed to the Civil War. During a 90-minute Boston Civil War tour, groups walk among historically significant sites where figureheads such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison publicly asserted their outrage and sought refuge from enraged mobs.

Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

Great tour, the guide was knowledgable about the civil war and Boston. It was a great walk too!
Holly M. · October 2, 2013
Ted was really knowledgeable and a great guide!
Whitney C. · May 11, 2013
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    Beacon Hill

    148 Tremont St.

    Boston, Massachusetts 02111

    617-413-6998

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