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  faneuil hall building   "Your tour of the city is everything you promise. All your drivers and staff are very well trained and versed in the system”
~T.Z., Mission Viejo, CA
  waving girl statue in Savannah   "It was wonderful. Our tour guide was fantastic. She was very helpful to others and had a great sense of humor”
~L.R., Somerset, KY
 
                 
  southernmost point   "Wonderful tour! Never would have seen so much of Key West or heard so much. Hope to return. Good value”
~L.D. Cedar Hill, TX
  aerial view of fort   "I have never enjoyed myself so much. The guides were not only very entertaining, but extremely educated in the area“
~D.K., Miami Lakes, FL
 
                 
  San Diego California tower   "What a great and memorable method of seeing the entire city when you only have a day to devote to it!“
~M.H., Banning, CA
  front of supreme court   "It was so refreshing to find someone that can make you feel pride in being an American. Kudos to Clayton!”
~M.H., Banning, CA
 
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Welcome to Historic Tours of America

 
 
 
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Christopher C. Belland, CEO; Moe Mosher, Vice President of Property;
Edwin O. Swift, III, President

Historic Tours of America finds its roots during the early 1970s in the partners’ shared passion for historic buildings. Our original partnership was formed to accomplish the renovation and restoration of buildings in the Key West, Florida historic district along now famous Duval Street. To transport retail customers to the restoration area along the city’s main street, the partners bought a company called Old Town Trolley Tours which consisted of two cut down bread trucks pulling a boat trailer with a metal awning roof and a plywood floor to which garden bench seats were attached. Now we were in the transportainment business!

tour guide assisting guestsFrom the very beginning we wanted to be accurate in our storytelling. Our mission was threefold, to make safety our first priority, to be courteous, and to help our guests relive history.

Today, as The Nation’s Storyteller, we entertain over two million guests every year at our tours, attractions and historic ships! See the Best First with Historic Tours of America. We Make Vacations Better!

 
 
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  hometown passportResidents can take advantage of our attractions and tours for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest with our Hometown Pass.  
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  Buy your Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum tickets online and reserve your spot today! Museum now open.  
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Award Winner
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  The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has named Old Town Trolley of San Diego one of 7 winners of the 2009 ENERGY STAR Small Business Awards.

Energy Star Award winner

 
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  We offer discounted rates for charters,
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A guide to history, events, tours, and attractions in Boston, Key West, San Diego, St Augustine, Savannah, and Washington DC.

*Special exemptions apply to the following reservation based attractions: Yankee Freedom III, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Ghosts & Gravestones charters.

 
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