SAR Florida’s Boston 2025 Tour

The People should never rise, without doing something to be remembered—something notable And striking. This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important Consequences, and so lasting, that I cant but consider it as an Epocha in History.

– John Adams, diary entry

Boston. The birthplace of the American Revolution. In this bustling port city, angry colonists risked their lives to protest taxation without representation and set out to mount an audacious rebellion.

Join Sons of the American Revolution on our Historic Boston Tour as we explore the origins of the conflict, learn about the battles that raged across the northern theater, and visit the key places in that drama.

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours has teamed up with SAR Tampa’s incoming 2025 President, Rodger Roscoe! Together, we are excited to present an immersive exploration of Boston’s iconic Revolutionary War sites. Over four days, you will visit the places where the flame of liberty burned fiercely in Boston during the run-up to the rebellion and learn about the dramatic struggle to forge a new nation. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

 

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Highlights

  • Boston: Walk The Freedom Trail to see legendary historic sites—Old South Meeting House, Granary Burial Ground, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copps Hill Burying Ground, USS Constitution.
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Tour their impressive Revolutionary War Collection
  • Battle of Bunker Hill: Visit the battlefield and museum to learn about this pivotal clash between the Patriots and Redcoats
  • Lexington: Stand in the Buckman Tavern where the militia gathered the night before the battle and explore the Lexington Battle Green, Cemetery, Hancock-Clarke House and Monroe Tavern
  • Concord: See where the Americans scored their first victory at Old North Bridge
  • Battle Road: Visit the scene of action on Day One of the American Revolution—the Bloody Angle, Jason Russell House, Hartwell Tavern

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Guests land at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), and make their way to the Omni Parker House (the tentative hotel) on-your-own. Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m.

At 6 p.m., you will gather for a Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel. Dessert will be, of course, the Omni Parker House’s signature Boston Creme Pie. Your historian will give opening remarks.

SAHT is happy to pass on the group rate for extra nights when available.

Day 2

Freedom Trail Walking Tour

  • Old South Meeting House, a colonial-era church central to the American Revolution and known for the Boston Tea Party planning.
  • Granary Burial Ground, the final resting place of notable figures like Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams.
  • Old Statehouse, a pivotal site where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians, sparking revolutionary fervor.
  • Faneuil Hall, a historic meeting hall and vibrant marketplace since 1743, where Boston's revolutionary spirit continues to thrive.
  • Paul Revere House, home of the legendary patriot and silversmith. Discover the backdrop to his famous midnight ride.
  • Old North Church, where lanterns signaled the start of Paul Revere's ride, a defining moment in American history.
  • Copps Hill Burying Ground, an ancient cemetery with a serene atmosphere, holding the graves of early Bostonians and offering stunning views of the city.

Day 3

Lexington and Concord

We proceed to Lexington and Concord to explore the earthshaking events of April 19, 1775. In Lexington, we will visit the tavern where the militia gathered the night before the battle, the town common where the early morning battle erupted, and the cemetery where the dead were laid. In Lexington, we'll meet a Redcoat and a Minuteman, who will share their stories.

Then it’s on to Concord, where the Americans scored their first victory at Old North Bridge. The Colonists pummeled the Redcoats as they retreated back to Boston, and we'll travel along a restored portion of the road to explore where fighting took place.

The fighting reached a crescendo as the British column, led now by Lord Percy, passed through Menotomy (modern-day Arlington). Stopping there, we will learn the extraordinary story of the oldest man who fought that day – and why he is now the Massachusetts State Hero.

Site visits to include:

Lexington:

  • Hancock Clark House
  • Buckman Tavern
  • Lexington Green
  • Cemetery
  • Monroe Tavern

Battle Road:

  • Hartwell Tavern
  • Bloody Angle
  • Jason Russel House

Concord:

  • Bridge and Visitor Center

Day 4

USS Constitution and Bunker Hill... and Free time

  • Bunker Hill Battlefield and Museum, where exhibits and dioramas tell the stories of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Monument's construction, and the Charlestown Neighborhood's history.
  • USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat, showcases the mighty legacy of the United States Navy.
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston Revolutionary War Collection. Boston on the Eve of Revolution and The New Nation is a curated assembly of artworks that vividly portray the dramatic events and characters of the American Revolution.
  • Free Afternoon. After these three stops, guests will have the rest of the day free to explore the city on their own.
  • Farewell Dinner. After you spend your free time exploring Boston, we will gather for one final meal to wrap up the historic tour and say goodbye to Bean Town.

Day 5

Safe Travels home

Check out and safe travels home, or book extra time in Boston under the tour reservation.

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Dates and Prices will be announced in mid-Summer 2024.