Choose from Three Options
- $6.50 for a 90-minute Boston Civil War or Kennedy walking tour for one ($12 value)
- $11 for a 90-minute Boston Civil War or Kennedy walking tour for two ($24 value)
- $21 for a 90-minute Boston Civil War or Kennedy walking tour for four ($48 value)
During the Civil War tour, a knowledgeable tour guide leads guests to 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. Tours run on Saturdays, April 5th through July 4th. Check the schedule for available dates. Admission is free for children 14 and younger.
During the Kennedy Tour, groups follow guides past nine major landmarks and historical sites filled with Kennedy family lore, including the Omni Parker House, where Kennedy announced he was running for Congress and where he proposed to Jackie, and Faneuil Hall, where he gave the last speech of his Presidential campaign. Tours follow a one-mile route, last 90 minutes, and depart at 11:30 a.m. every Saturday.
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.