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Battle Trail Tour - Cambridge, Lexington & Concord

by Gray Line Boston
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Highlights

  • See Harvard Square, home of Harvard University & MIT

  • Route of Paul Revere’s infamous nighttime ride in 1775

  • Stops at Old North Bridge, Concord, MA

  • Visit home of author Louisa May Alcott (Start May 19th)

  • Stand on Lexington Green Battlefield

Highlights

  • See Harvard Square, home of Harvard University & MIT

  • Route of Paul Revere’s infamous nighttime ride in 1775

  • Stops at Old North Bridge, Concord, MA

  • Visit home of author Louisa May Alcott (Start May 19th)

  • Stand on Lexington Green Battlefield

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Battle Trail Tour - Cambridge, Lexington & Concord

Activity Location

Lexington 02421

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Ticket Office - Transportation Building

    8 Park Plaza

    Boston 02116


Description

The British are coming! Learn about Paul Revere and his impact on American history as your knowledgeable guide unfolds the events of that fateful night of April 18, 1775, when troops retreated to Boston from the battle at Old North Bridge in Concord.

Visit Cambridge Common, where George Washington gathered his troops. Spot the former home of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose famous 1860 poem “Paul Revere's Ride” commemorates the ride to warn Americans of a British attack. Then you're on to Lexington.

It was at the Lexington Battle Green, on the morning of April 19 that “the first blood was spilt in the dispute with Great Britain.” This quote comes directly from George Washington's diary, from an entry about the victorious day when 77 minutemen faced off against 700 British regulars—and won.

Explore on your own to feel the gravitas of the battlefield. View the historic homes and taverns from the 17th and 18th centuries. Concord's North Bridge, site of “the shot heard ‘round the world,” is a perfect place to reflect. Take in the famous The Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French. Journey past the homes of world-renowned authors like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Visit the family home of Louisa May Alcott, “Orchard House.” (Starting May 19th)

Your tour ends at Old North Bridge, now part of the Minute Man National Historical Park, where dramatic reenactments of the fierce battle take place each year.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of battlefield sites

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Boston hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Admission to Louisa May Alcott Home (Start May 19)


Exclusions

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, provided they do not occupy a seat.

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages are not included in the ticket price, but time is provided for lunch during the tour.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Battle Trail Tour - Cambridge, Lexington & Concord ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Aug 31, 2019

The whole day was one of BEING in this period in history. Our guide, Ron, was superb in recounting the times and the events as they actually happened that culminated in the colonies becoming independent. I got to know an older English couple on the tour and I do believe they appreciated the retelling of this bit of our shared story as much as I did. Joe, our driver, was excellent as well, knowing the roads better than most know the back of their hands. It was a day filled with unexpected extras. I extended my partial day to a full one simply because I did not want the tour to end. I highly recommend this experience for children, adults, and older folks alike.

David K Elkins

San Francisco CA United States

5/5 Aug 5, 2019

Sam was an amazing tour leader and bus driver. He was very knowledgable about the Cambridge and revolutionary war areas. The tour offered various locations to visit and covered everything I wanted to visit during my time in the Boston area. I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking to learn about the revolutionary war.

5/5 Mar 30, 2019

Excellent tour itinerary and awesome sites to see. Best part was the driver/tour guide -Sam! He was very accommodating and very knowledgeable!

Carlos R

United States