The Freedom Trail® Foundation invites revelers to celebrate this holiday season on the annual Historic Holiday Strolls. The festive atmosphere of the city, set against the unique backdrop of Boston’s historic sites and the American Revolution, makes these merry 90-minute tours a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Walk the Freedom Trail and discover how Boston’s holiday traditions evolved on the Strolls offered Thursdays through Sundays at 3:30 p.m. from November 16 through January 2017.
Led by 19th-century Dickensian costumed guides departing from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall, the Strolls are complete with a tour of holiday lights and Christmas trees along the Freedom Trail and an exclusive visit to the Omni Parker House for signature refreshments and world-famous Boston Cream Pie. Following the Stroll, guests receive discounts off museum store purchases at Freedom Trail sites, including the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House, and Old North Church (valid with any Historic Holiday Stroll receipt from November through February). As a special bonus, all participants are entered to win a brunch for two at the award-winning Parker’s Restaurant at the Omni Parker House.
Tickets are $29 for adults and $19 for children and reservations are required 24 hours in advance. The Freedom Trail Historic Holiday Strolls may also be booked as a private family or group tour.
“The Freedom Trail welcomes people year-round to experience Boston’s historic sites while learning about our rich history.” said Suzanne Taylor, Freedom Trail Foundation Executive Director. “The Historic Holiday Strolls bring history to life and are an ideal annual tradition and perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.”
The Freedom Trail Foundation continues to offer daily public Walk Into History® Tours throughout the season and during the winter months. Additionally, the Freedom Trail’s Historic Pub Crawl, all about fermenting revolution in Boston’s 18th-century drinking establishments, which must be booked by reservation, is offered weekly on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. All Freedom Trail tours are available as private family, corporate, or group tours by reservation. For reservations and more information please call 617.357.8300.