Historic Highlights of Boston Wheelchair Accessible Tour
Immerse yourself into the fascinating, revolutionary history of Boston as you head out to explore 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites on this Historic Highlights of Boston Wheelchair Accessible Tour. Escorted by your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, you will use step-free tour routes to experience the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel and many more highlights firsthand!
This accessible tour begins by the Boston Common Visitor Information Center (or Faneuil Hall for the reversed order) where you will be greeted by your private tour guide who is eager to share the city with you. Together, you will embark on a memorable approximately 1-mile stroll along the historic Freedom Trail, unveiling incredible sites and fascinating history for the next 2 hours.
Your first stop of the day will be the Boston Common, which was established in 1634 and is the oldest public park in America. Here, you will learn about how the Puritan colonists purchased the land rights to the Common’s 44 acres from the first European settler of the area, Anglican minister William Blackstone. Next, you will continue to the Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch. The State House has served as the seat of Massachusetts government since its opening in 1798.Admire the beautiful building from outside.
Your accessible Boston tour continues with the Park Street Church. Founded in 1809, the 217 ft. steeple of Park Street Church was one of the first landmark travelers saw when approaching Boston. You’ll also visit the 1660 Granary Burying Ground, where some of America’s most notable citizens rest as well as the 1686 King’s Chapel with over 330 years of history! Have your camera ready for some beautiful photos!
Other highlights along the tour include the 1635 Boston Latin School site, the oldest public school in America, as well as the Old Corner Bookstore, which is the oldest commercial building in downtown Boston. You will also see the Old South Meeting House where the Boston Tea Party began, and the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre.
The final stop of the day before ending your tour will be “the home of free speech” or “Cradle of Liberty”, Faneuil Hall. This was where America’s first Town Meeting was hosted. The Hall became home to an intricate collection of events that shaped the nation’s history.
The Historic Highlights of Boston Wheelchair Accessible Tour features:
- Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free and accessible toilets along the route).
- Accessible walking/rolling tour of the Boston Freedom Trail.
- Experience the beauty of Boston and its history narrated by your experienced local Boston tour guide.
- Boston Common
- Massachusetts State House
- Park Street Church
- Granary Burying Ground
- King’s Chapel and King’s Chapel Burying Ground
- Boston Latin School
- Old Corner Bookstore
- Old South Meeting House
- Old State House
- Boston Massacre Site
- Faneuil Hall
The Historic Highlights of Boston Wheelchair Accessible Tour has received a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is entirely step-free, and there is no need for transportation on this tour. The route is approximately 1 mile long at a slow pace. It did not receive a higher rating due to the layout of the city, you will experience some mild inclines and also some mild cobblestones. An accessible restroom is located by Faneuil Hall.
The tour route is mostly flat and step-free with curb cuts available. You will experience some mild inclines and curb cuts in a few places.
The areas by most of the highlights are similar to that of the Old State House and Park Street Church.
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Cost:1-2 people USD 247, 3-4 people USD 279, 5-6 people USD 311, 7-8 people USD 342
Cost: including 1 interior visit (approx. 3 hrs.): 1-2 people USD 303, 3-4 people USD 334, 5-6 people USD 366, 7-8 people USD 397.
Cost: including 2 interior visits (approx..3 hours and 45 minutes):1-2 people USD 358, 3-4 people USD 389, 5-6 people USD 421, 7-8 people USD 453.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, 7 days a week.
Meet-up place: Boston Common Visitor Information Center or Faneuil Hall for the reverse tour.
Dress code: Weather suitable clothing advised
Entrance tickets: Not included. However, there is an option to add 2 interior visits which adds 90 minutes to the tour (at an additional cost). You can choose two out of the Old South Meeting House, King’s Chapel or the New State House.
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