Boston's History and Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Are you looking for a way to unlock the story behind Boston's beginnings without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.

• Hear the genesis of a nation on this highlight-packed tour from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground to the George Washington Monument
• Listen to producer Gregg Squeglia, a local history fanatic and officer in the US Army Reserve
• Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just [pop in your headphones and] tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap app for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

This is a local history fanatic's own, extended version of the Freedom trail.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Freedom Trail
This is a local history fanatic's own, extended version of the Freedom trail.

• Admission Ticket Free

North End
Visit Copp's Holl Burying ground, the Old North Church and Little Italy.

• Admission Ticket Free

Copp's Hill Burying Ground
In Copp's Hill Burying ground, hear how the site got its name and about the historically significant people who are buried there.

• Admission Ticket Free

Walk down Hull street and see the "skinny house".

• Admission Ticket Free

Old North Church & Historic Site
As you walk past the Old North Church, hear about Paul Revere's heroic relationship with the establishment.

• Admission Ticket Free

Paul Revere Mall
Stop by the Paul Revere Mall to hear interesting facts about the site and about the hero himself.

• Admission Ticket Free

Paul Revere Statue
Stop past the Paul Revere statue too hear about the sculptor, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, and how Paul Revere alerted the minute men to English offence.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Paul Revere House
Hear about the oldest house in Boston as you stop by the Paul Revere house.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rose Kennedy Greenway
As you walk through the greenway, learn how the city turned a monstrous highway into a park.

• Admission Ticket Free

Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway
Visit the memorial to the Armenian genocide to hear about this tragedy that has been overshadowed by the holocaust.

• Admission Ticket Free

Quincy Market
Stop by to take in the stalls and street performers.

• Admission Ticket Free

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Stop by to take in the stalls and street performers.

• Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Samuel Adams
Wander around Quincy market and past the Samuel Adams statue while you hear about the Boston tea party.

• Admission Ticket Free

Old State House
Hear about the Boston massacre at the Old State House, where it all started.

• Admission Ticket Free

Boston Irish Famine Memorial
As you stop by, you will hear the plight of Irish immigrants who arrived in Boston.

• Admission Ticket Free

Granary Burying Ground
Visit the Granary Burying Ground to see the final resting place of three of America's founding fathers and hear about their lives.

• Admission Ticket Free

Boston Common
Hear about America's first public park as you walk through it.

• Admission Ticket Free

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial
Hear the story of the second Africa American regiment to be established during the Civil War.

• Admission Ticket Free

Frog Pond
Pass by the Boston Common's last remaining water feature.

• Admission Ticket Free

Boston Public Garden
As you enter the garden, you'll hear how it is not a part of the Boston Common but and establishment in its own right. Among it's landmarks, you will see Swan boats and the bench featured in the movie, Good Will Hunting.

• Admission Ticket Free

George Washington Statue
End your tour at the George Washing statue, where you'll hear about it's creator and subject matter.

• Admission Ticket Free

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