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Boston: Colonial History

Boston, MA
Boston Student Tour

Boston: Colonial History

Boston, MA

Tour Snapshot

Destination: Boston, MAType: EducationalSubject: History, Social Studies, Politics, Science, College Prep, TRIO, STEM, Literature, C3

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Established by Puritans as a “shining city on a hill,” Boston has been a cultural hub since the American Revolution. Its rich history and vivacious academic life tell the tales of progressive Americans who defined the future of the country. With museums, sports, seafood, colonial history, literary influences and more, our Boston student tours are customized to best meet your group’s interests.

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  • Freedom Trail
  • Boston Harbor and Its Islands
  • Tour the Mayflower II
  • Visit the Salem Witch Museum

Day 1

Arrive in Boston

Enjoy a Boston Duck Tour

Enjoy Lunch

Tour Salem and Marblehead

While visiting the town where dozens of colonial era individuals were accused of witchcraft, students will discover the social, historical and political influences that led to the tragedy.

Visit the Salem Witch Museum

Visit the House of Seven Gables

Enjoy Dinner

Tour Salem’s Haunted Hotspots

Check Into Your Hotel

students in salem

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast

Tour the Freedom Trail

This 2.5 mile trail covers Boston’s historical sites, including Boston Common, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution.

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the Museum of Science

This award-winning museum encourages visitors to explore science and technology with exhibits focusing on everything from DNA fingerprinting to dinosaurs.

Enjoy the View from the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

Enjoy Dinner

Experience a Performance of Shear Madness

Freedom Trail

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast

Visit Plimoth Plantation

Enjoy Lunch

Tour the Mayflower

A full-scale reproduction of the ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620 introduces students to the perils of 17th century navigation.

Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Enjoy Dinner

Watch a Boston Red Sox Baseball Game

boston plymouth

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast

Check Out of Hotel

Visit Lexington/Concord

Enjoy Lunch

Tour Harvard and MIT by Coach

Depart for Home

students on tour in boston


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