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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston

  • Half-day trip from Boston to Concord, Cambridge and Lexington
  • Travel along the historic Battle Road Trail and follow the route Paul Revere took to warn about the British troops
  • See the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard, both US National Historic Landmarks
American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston
From US$56.00
Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 4-hour guided American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.
What to Expect
Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or you may choose to meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for 4 hours of sightseeing in the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord.

For the first part of the tour, head north over the Charles River and off to nearby Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Drive by historic Harvard Yard, not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. Also see Cambridge Common, a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War.

Then in Lexington, visit Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired.  

The tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” (although he didn’t shout the phrase as legend has it). 

Finally, in Concord, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Plus, stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

The tour ends with drop-off at the Transportation Building.
Reviews (315)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Excellent tour

Great tour of the Boston area. Sam Am I was a wonderful driver and tour guide. Very insightful tour.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed yesterday
This is exactly what we wanted!

We were lucky enough to get "Sam I Am" to guide us on our tour. If you only have a day and want to get immersed in Boston history, this is what you should do. Although - our tour was all day, not the four...More

Thank Katy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Boston in one day sightseeing tour

Sam I Am bus driver did a great job, very informative and a great sense of humor. This was our first trip to Boston and the tour went beyond our expectations!

Thank 554donal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Full Day Boston Experience

Our bus driver and tour guide was "Sam I Am". He did a terrific job and made the day fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and this was a great ending for our trip to Boston. Thanks Sam!

Thank Ty A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keep expectations low, so not disappointed.

When I read the description of this tour I was very excited. After going on the tour I am rater disappointed. It is important for others to realize that this tour is just an introduction to Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord. It is super rushed. The...More

Thank Staci446
Lisa B, Manager at Brush Hill Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you were not pleased with your tour. I agree there is so much to see in the Lexington & Concord area you could spend several days exploring. The tour is listed as a 4 hour tour and that includes some travel time....More

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25 September 2018|
Response from sheilalyon4231 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact the tour directly. I am not associated with the tour, I only had a bad experience on that tour several months ago.
Jean M
7 August 2018|
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Response from sheilalyon4231 | Reviewed this property |
We were told we could be picked up at a hotel, but received a call just prior to the tour instructing us hotel pickup was not available. We had to go to downtown Boston to the departure point. We parked in a garage... More
11 May 2018|
Response from sheilalyon4231 |
I would not advise taking this tour with this company. We booked the tour, but were told after we arrived in Boston that the pick up location we were given was no longer available. We had to drive to downtown Boston from... More