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The original Old Town Trolley Tours was conceived right here in Key West. It was more than 25 years ago when the three founders of Historic Tours got together to work towards preserving the historic sites of the city and along the way, created an exciting and entertaining sightseeing tour.

Hop aboard the city’s most enthralling Boston sightseeing excursion, Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston! The orange and green trolleys have been providing guests with Transportainment for more than 25 years. Old Town Trolley is the best way to relive history and see all our country’s Cradle of Liberty has to offer.

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While on board Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston, you’ll feel as if you’ve journeyed back in time to the era of the first colonists. Imagine how Paul Revere felt when he made his historic “midnight ride”; hear tales of how he and other famous settlers fought for freedom. As the Old Town Trolley makes its way throughout the city, you’ll have the freedom to get off and back on as often as you wish; and there’s always another trolley coming along soon. Boston tours aboard the trolley is the best way to see the sights in the city.

See ancient burial grounds, national historic landmarks like the Old North Church and the Old State House and many of the moving monuments in Boston like Bunker Hill and the site of the Boston Massacre. Experience the magnitude of what our forefathers suffered through as you walk along the Freedom Trail. Boston’s critical place in the history of our country is evident in the many sights you’ll see on the Old Town Trolley Tour.

statue of Paul RevereYou can also hop off the trolley to visit chic shops, museums, fine restaurants and the famous pub that the TV show “Cheers” was fashioned after. There’s so much to do and see in Boston and we’ll help you discover it all in a comfortable, relaxing, informative tour. Our expert conductors make the ride even more enjoyable as they delight guests with humorous stories and historical facts about the many points of interest along the way.

One of the most important places in the USA’s past and present, Boston is steeped in history and culture, offering an array of exciting activities and intriguing attractions. And on board Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll get an up close and in-depth look at it all. So when you’re ready to see everything from Faneuil Hall to the Boston Harbor and everything in between, take your seat on one of our orange and green trolleys.

Here are just a few reasons why Old Town Trolley is the best sightseeing tour in town:

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• Free admission to Old State House Museum*

• $10 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*

• Ride Second Consecutive Day Free**

• Free admission to Boston’s Dreamland Wax Museum†

• 50% off admission to the Old North Church with trolley ticket*

• 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

• Boston’s Largest Trolley Fleet - most frequent pickup service

• FREE discount coupons to area attractions and restaurants ($50 value)

• Hop on and off ALL DAY

• More than 100 Points of Interest

*Applies to standard ticket. **Trolley ticket must be used on consecutive days. Ticket must be purchased by March 31, 2019. †Dreamland Wax Museum valid through December 31, 2018. Ticket is non-transferable. Must show valid ID. Other restrictions may apply. Extra days or free portion of the ticket has no cash value and is not refundable and non-transferable.

 
     
   
 

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Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

In Season: April - November. Come when there’s a cool breeze in the air or even during the dog days of summer, either way you’ll feel an eerie chill run up your spine.

 
 

During Boston’s Ghosts & Gravestones Tour, you’ll be spooked by the supernatural and intrigued by the unusual—all a part of hundreds of years of conflict and war, turmoil, disease and strife. On board the Trolley of the Doomed, you’ll soon discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets and the stories of the tormented souls whom many believe still roam the streets and alleyways….

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Walk slowly and cautiously through burial grounds that date back nearly 400 years; keep a close eye on your Gravedigger Guide, who’s likely just as scary as the stories he or she will be relating—each of our expert guides dresses and acts the part of one of our City’s most infamous characters. Learn why many Boston colonists feared being buried alive and be careful not to step too harshly on the many unmarked, unrecognizable gravestones under your feet.

Try to imagine how Bostonians felt when The Boston Strangler was still at large; discover why Jolly Jane was anything but jolly. Learn why and how the Boston Harbor was once a source of many deaths in the earliest days. Watch for signs of life from the other side as you pass by Boston’s most haunted hotel, the Omni Parker House, and listen to the tales of the resident spirits that have haunted certain rooms for decades.

Boston’s original Frightseeing Tour is an evening of phenomenon and fun, a chance to travel back in time to another era and see for yourself if ghosts really do exist. In season, the tour departs daily from the depot next to the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and is 90 minutes in length. Come with an open mind and see what apparitions are revealed—it’s a ride on the dark side that you’ll always remember.

Enjoy $10 off* our Frightseeing Tour November 1-30, 2018!

Use Promo code GGBOS18

*Can be purchased through Old Town Trolley Tours and Ghosts & Gravestones ticket pages. Good for one adult admission. Offer valid November 1-30, 2018. Cannot be used with any other offer. No cash value. No refunds. Other restrictions may apply.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

 
 

For more information, go to ghostsandgravestones.com.

 
   
     
       
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  Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

What happened in December of 1773 in the Boston Harbor is known as one of the most important events in the history of the USA. It was on this night that a group of colonists became enraged, inspired and ultimately reacted to unfair taxation laws by throwing more than 300 crates of tea into the harbor.

 

tea chest The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773—and now you can travel back in time to be a part of all the action.

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum sits on a floating barge on the Congress Street Bridge. It includes authentically restored replicas of the original tea ships and an array of fascinating exhibits that are fully interactive. While you’re visiting, you’ll have the opportunity to witness dramatic reenactments by professional historians and even throw tea overboard as they did on that unforgettable night. Tour the museum to gain an understanding of what happened, how and why—and get a feel for how the patriots felt when they began their opposition to win America’s freedom.

kids and guide inside tea party shipSee an original tea chest that has been passed down for generations dating back 230 years, experience the multi-sensory film “Let it Begin Here”, a one-of-a-kind epic film that brings you into all the action and even stop in for a cup of tea in Abigail’s Tea Room. Bring the children for an educational and entertaining look at American History like never before.

$10 OFF with Old Town Trolley ticket. 

 
 

For more information, go to Boston Tea Party site.

 
   
     
       
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  Sons and Daughters of Liberty Tour for middle school students "An Adventure in History!®"

There’s no better way to teach children history than to allow them to relive it. On the Old Town Trolley Educational Tour, middle-schoolers are able to do just that.

 
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Boston’s best 2.5 hour historical field trip transports students back to the days of the American Revolution and introduces them to the Sons and Daughters of Liberty.

Their costumed guide will enlighten and entertain them as the tour takes the students to historic sites in Boston. Along the way, they’ll be engaged in a narrative that discusses the events that led to America’s independence. The students will see documents and artifacts, hear period music and speeches and be a part of various interactive presentations. They’ll have a chance to participate in fun onboard activities that help them learn more about how our country was born and the amazing tenacity of the Americans that came before them.

old documentOld Town Trolley‘s Sons and Daughters of Liberty Tour adheres to and incorporates standards from the National Council for the Social Studies and offers both teachers and students a marvelous experience. Visiting sites that are significant to our past and discovering the real story behind the American Revolution, each student leaves with a deeper understanding of who they are and how our country became the nation it is today.

For a memorable and invaluable hands-on, educational experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has the ticket. Find out about our special discounts and promotions for teachers. The road to the revolution begins with a seat on board our orange and green trolleys.

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50 to 60 "Sons of Liberty," disguised as Mohawks, protested the 3 cents per pound British tax on tea by dumping chests into the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. And the improper Bostonians repeated the performance on March 7, 1774.

 
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For more information, go to trolleytours.com.

 
   
     
       
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**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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