Beacon Hill: Boston's Civil War Walking Tour
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Visit lesser-known sites along Boston’s Black Heritage Trail and learn about America’s “Second Revolution” prior to the U.S. Civil War

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  • Follow Boston’s historic Black Heritage Trail on foot with a knowledgeable guide, exploring the city’s pivotal contributions to growing the abolitionist movement
  • Dive into the tumultuous years before the U.S. Civil War, walking in the footsteps of black and white Bostonians grappling with the institution of American slavery
  • Hub Town Tours provides captivating storytelling for Underground Railroad landmarks, explaining Boston’s role in the United States as the “Cradle of Liberty”
What's Included
  • Included: Beacon Hill Neighborhood, Small Groups (16 guests max), Black Heritage Trail (see 10 landmarks)
  • Excluded: Admission inside Museums, Guides in Costume, Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to the meeting location: William Hickling Prescott House (55 Beacon Street, 02108).
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing! Aside from the introduction inside Prescott House, the tour is entirely outdoors.
  • Tour concludes in front of the Robert Gould Shaw / 54th Massachusetts Memorial on Boston Common (26 Beacon Street, 02108), opposite the Massachusetts State House and approximately 0.2 miles from where the tour begins.
  • The walking tour visits public spaces, but doesn’t enter historic sites along the Black Heritage Trail, many of which are private residences today.
  • Service animals are welcome; pets are generally discouraged.
  • The tour is NOT wheelchair or scooter-friendly, unfortunately. In addition to uneven and hilly terrain, the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill has numerous non-accessible sidewalks and pedestrian passageways.
55 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
William Hickling Prescott House
Cancellation Policy

Please provide 24 hours notice prior to scheduled tour date and start time to secure a full refund. Cancellations made with less than 24-hour notice will result in loss of tour payment.

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