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Come for the beer, stay for the history

What a fantastic dose of Boston history viewed liked they lived it, over a mug of beer. The tavern... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raymond M
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Lots of walking, we stayed hydrated, lots of history, great variety of beers too. Kelly was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bimmer13
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Since 2013, Ye Olde Tavern Tours has been offering the best way to learn Boston's history because you drink beer while doing it! On this historic tavern tour, you'll walk along the Freedom Trail to see and learn about ten historic sites related to the American Revolution and grab a beer at some of the nation's oldest taverns. Founded by a PhD in American history, you'll hear about and immerse yourself in Boston's drunken and revolutionary past. Our tours are the best way to walk the Freedom Trail and enjoy the rich history of Boston! Huzzah!
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Freedom Trail, Boston, MA 02108
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic dose of Boston history viewed liked they lived it, over a mug of beer. The tavern tour was great but the history presented by our guide Megan was outstanding. Read Brooke's book. This group is made up of some fun but really...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of walking, we stayed hydrated, lots of history, great variety of beers too. Kelly was outstanding, lots of fun information, and very talented, she kept us inline both figuratively and literally. Great Job Kelly!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a freezing day in March, but what a fun way to spend the afternoon. Met up with the owner near Park St Station, and was soon joined by a nice group of participants...family, friends, and Blackhawks fans (haha). It was sunny, but not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Freedom Trail walking tour and it was awesome. Our group of 12 had a great experience with Kristen. She was fun and informative. We learned a lot, we drank beer and walked around the city. This tour is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour!!!! We came on this tour with a group of six, and the tour group capped at 12 people total. Our tour guide, Megan, was energetic, informative, and fun! All in all, very happy with the experience and would recommend to any group that's...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Kristen was our tour guide & she was great. Lots of history, lots of beer. If those two things interest you, then I would recommend. Perfect way to learn about how the two are so intertwined.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I took part on Ye Old Tavern Tour and I didn’t want it to end. History and craft beer, two of my favorite things! Very informative, great beer and wonderful company.

Thank Keary M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great tour with lots of history. A few things: the second pub is a totally modern bar with LED lighting and lounge seating. I get that it was once an old pub but not anymore. There ARE many old pubs that could take its place....More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We participated in the Ye Olde Tavern Tour today.... Megan, our guide, was fantastic. Not only was she a subject expert but comical and passionate about the history surrounding the revolution. As we walked the Freedom Trail and visited the pubs along the way, the...More

Thank Barb259
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great tour guide...kept it informative and fun! Highly recommended for visitors or locals! A stroll through the freedom trail which ended at The North End!

Thank Bill L
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Claudia R
8 June 2017|
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Response from YeOldeTavernTours | Property representative |
Hi Claudia, Thank you for your interest in Ye Olde Tavern Tours. Both of our tours offer a fun chance to learn about Boston's history. The Freedom Trail tour focuses on the American Revolution in Boston while the Fenway tour... More
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Tom F
15 March 2017|
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Response from YeOldeTavernTours | Property representative |
Hello Tom, Thank you for your interest in Ye Olde Tavern Tours. Tickets can be booked from our website under the Buy Tickets page. There is a link to our website on our attraction page on TripAdvisor. We hope you'll be able... More
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Sandra M
25 September 2016|
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Response from Tammy B | Reviewed this property |
You meet under the Boston Common sign at Boston Commons. It does tell somewhere on the website. Have fun
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