1 - 1.5 Hours
One Per Person
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Boston Harbor Tour
Immerse yourself in the stories of the American Revolution, Boston Tea Party, and Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk! Unearth tales of rebellion, sabotage, and intrigue surrounding the Founding Fathers. Discover the Boston Harborwalk tour’s historical and storied past while enjoying its beautiful views between South Station and Long Wharf!
About the Tour
This deep dive into Boston’s revolutionary history begins at South Station and fills you in on some essential Boston background as you make your way to the harbor. Did you know Boston made a considerable amount of trade with Russia back in the 1700s? You’ll get the scoop on that and how it influenced America’s struggle against the British as you arrive on the Russia Wharf.
Then, explore the historical site where Bostonians finally declared they’d had enough: the location of the Boston Tea Party! We’ll take you back in time to the origins of this pivotal event, what it meant for both the British and the Americans, and what happened afterward that brought the two closer to war than ever before. This is one of Boston’s most famous spots, so you won’t want to miss it!
As you continue your Boston Harbor tour, feeling the cool ocean breeze and admiring the impressive architecture which lines the waterfront, we’ll give you a fuller, deeper understanding of the complex tensions in the colonies. Hear how a massive war in Europe reshaped America and what the more radical colonists did to preserve their liberty as the British grip grew tighter with every passing year.
Next, you’ll see the famous (and picture-perfect) North Avenue Bridge before stepping onto Rowe’s Wharf. While many recall Rowe as simply a successful merchant, the truth is that he was a very successful smuggler! Learn about his exploits and how he outwitted the British blockades at every turn.
As you walk the final stretch of the Boston Harbor tour, we’ll leap forward in time toward the present and admire some of the harbor’s most impressive accomplishments. From the imposingly iconic Harbor Towers to the impossible cleanup, which turned “the dirtiest harbor in America” into a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll. We’ll conclude our tour at Long Wharf, which offers stunning views of the city and yet another link to its Colonial past.
Starting Point Address: South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110
What You'll See
The Boston Tea Party
Marina at Rowe's Wharf
John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
The Harbor Towers
New England Aquarium
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 6 : After the Tea Party
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.