Cambridge, Lexington, & Concord: Private Revolutionary War Tour (2024)

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What You Will Do

Immerse yourself in this Revolutionary War full-day driving tour which will take you on a journey to explore the significant sites of the American Revolution. You will explore the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord, where the American Revolution began.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Begin with bookends of the war in Boston, with visits to Bunker Hill and Dorchester Heights;
  • Stop by Cambridge, where two of America’s famous universities (MIT and Harvard) are based, and Tory Row, where the loyalists to the Crown had their stately homes;
  • See Washington’s Boston Headquarters at Longfellow House in Cambridge;
  • Explore Lexington, where the first battle of the American Revolution took place on April 19, 1775;
  • Discover Concord and visit the Old North Bridge, where your guide will tell you the real story about the "shot heard round the world" and Paul Revere’s famous ride;
  • While in the towns, you’ll explore Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lexington Green, Walden Pond, and several other notable sites from the war.
  • Hear fascinating insights into the events that took place in these historic towns where you will experience firsthand the spirit of the American Revolution.

Step back in time to the days when America was a collection of colonies, obligated to pay taxes to the English Crown. Immerse yourself in the colonial experience, the frustrations of the patriots, and the fears of the loyalists.

This tour will bring to life the places you learned about in your history classes, and give you the chance to remember the famed moments, while also challenging the nostalgic, hackneyed stories that don’t quite capture the full reality of the revolutionary period.

Whether you’re a history aficionado or someone who is curious about the war but also curious to explore the towns aside from their history, your driver guide will be perfectly able to tailor the itinerary for you, giving you plenty of time to ask questions or to walk through the towns and browse as well.

Itinerary

Harvard Bridge

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Connecting Cambridge to Boston, the Harvard Bridge is actually famous from an MIT fraternity prank, in which a gentleman measured the length of the bridge by his body size. To this day, the bridge is measured in 'smoots.'

Harvard University

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Founded in 1636, not only is Harvard the oldest higher learning institution in America but it is one of the preeminent universities in the world.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Ranked for several years as the best university in the world, and topping the ranking on 12 of 48 disciplines, MIT has emerged in its own right as a draw for Cambridge visitors.

Longfellow House

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During the siege of Boston, the Longfellow House served as General Washington's headquarters. In 1972, it was donated to the national park services for preservation.

Walden Pond

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Made famous by Thoreau, who had a home on the north side of the lake, Walden Pond is now a National Historic Landmark.

Old North Bridge

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Made famous as the site of the first day of the Revolutionary War, Old North Bridge lives in history as the place where “the shot heard ‘round the world” was fired.

Orchard House

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Formerly the home of Louisa May Alcott, Orchard House appeared in both Little Women films, and is the setting of many of the books’ famed moments.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Though it is the burial place of several notable writers, and has an area devoted to them called ‘Author’s Ridge’, the cemetery remains in use today by the people of Concord.

Bunker Hill

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Famed for the Revolutionary 'Battle of Bunker Hill', the objective for both armies was to secure 'Bunker Hill', though the majority of the fighting took place on an adjacent hillside.

Lexington Green

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George Washington called the battle on Lexington Green the first battle of the revolution, where 8 minutemen were killed and 10 more were injured.

Buckman Tavern

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Across from Lexington Green is Buckman Tavern, which has remained largely intact as a memorial to the minutemen since the battle in 1775.

Important Information

This activity is operated by Travel Curious

Included

  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Private transportation including hotel pick up and drop off

Not Included

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets to attractions

Additional Information

  • Weather notes: Force Majeure Disclaimer: In the event of unforeseen circ*mstances such as extreme weather, natural disasters, riots, strikes, etc. and the tour cannot operate as published, we will endeavour to reschedule your tour date/time or we will provide a full refund.
  • Know before you go: - Hotel pick-up is available upon request. Please note that if you do not provide us with your hotel information your guide will meet you at the recommended meeting point (address in the tour confirmation email).- Please note that there are no entrance tickets included in this tour. If you wish to visit a specific site, please let us know in advance so we can arrange timed entrance tickets for you at an additional cost of the tickets.
  • Accesibility: If you have mobility impairments or require any assistance, please let us know in advance so we can plan your tour accordingly to ensure a great experience.

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 4 days before tour start. Non refundable if cancelled within 4 days of tour start.
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