The Histrionic Academy

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Costumed historical interpreters lead a trek through Boston's colonial era; night tours set out with lanterns to discuss the paranormal

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American-history tours focus on the country's most iconic artifacts, from Abraham Lincoln's signature top hat to the giant cookie cutters used to shape each state. Take a bite out of history with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $13 for an extended Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour for two (up to a $27.30 value, including all ticketing fees)
  • $15 for a Haunted New England walking tour for two (up to a $34.12 value, including all ticketing fees).
  • $25 for both of the above tours for two (up to a $61.42 value, including all ticketing fees)

The 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour runs daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., as well as on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m., beginning at the visitor's information center in Boston Common and ending on the north end of the Paul Revere Mall. The 90-minute Haunted New England tour runs Thursday–Monday at 8 p.m., wending along the Freedom Trail at night with lanterns for light as explorers learn about documented paranormal activities. The night tour begins at Fanuiel Hall, between the Sam Adams statue and the ArtsBoston/Bostix Booth and ends at Boston Common.

The Histrionic Academy

The Histrionic Academy follows the enduring footprints of America's first steps, bringing to life the iconic men, women, and events that helped forge the United States into existence during the Revolutionary era. Throughout the extended, 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour, groups weave across the first 1.2 miles of Boston's Freedom Trail behind the proverbial torches held by guides dressed in colonial garb. Up to 16 of the city's historical landmarks along the tour's route act as links to the past, enabling tour takers to see the actual locations where Paul Revere famously hung out and memorized the horse alphabet.

In addition to Freedom Trail adventures, The Histrionic Academy also swings open its vault of knowledge during school field trips and a variety of other tours. The Plymouth Night tour raises hairs by shuffling visitors through haunted locales beneath the eerie glow of the moon while hunting for ghosts and ghouls in their paranormal hangouts, learning about the dark shadows cast by the city on a hill and the proper safety gear needed for attempting to climb to the moral high ground. The Salem's 1692 tour relives the hysteria of witch hunts by sailing through city streets atop gas-powered brooms.

The Histrionic Academy

The Histrionic Academy follows the enduring footprints of America's first steps, bringing to life the iconic men, women, and events that helped forge the United States into existence during the Revolutionary era. Throughout the extended, 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour, groups weave across the first 1.2 miles of Boston's Freedom Trail behind the proverbial torches held by guides dressed in colonial garb. Up to 16 of the city's historical landmarks along the tour's route act as links to the past, enabling tour takers to see the actual locations where Paul Revere famously hung out and memorized the horse alphabet.

In addition to Freedom Trail adventures, The Histrionic Academy also swings open its vault of knowledge during school field trips and a variety of other tours. The Plymouth Night tour raises hairs by shuffling visitors through haunted locales beneath the eerie glow of the moon while hunting for ghosts and ghouls in their paranormal hangouts, learning about the dark shadows cast by the city on a hill and the proper safety gear needed for attempting to climb to the moral high ground. The Salem's 1692 tour relives the hysteria of witch hunts by sailing through city streets atop gas-powered brooms.

Customer Reviews

Great tour! Loved it! Love Boston!
Patti J. · September 12, 2013
Great experience! Would do again if I visit Boston again
Georgette L. · October 31, 2012
Our tour was the best I have done in Boston. I would highly recommend this tour. It was very informative and entertaining.
Cheryl H. · October 31, 2012
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Inman Square

    147 Tremont St.

    Boston, MA 02108

    +19787411170

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  2. 2

    Bostix Booth

    1 Faneuil Hall Sq.

    Boston, MA 02109

    +19787411170

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