Discover Amazing Boston

Explore the vibrant history of Boston with Historic Tours of America. Since 1984, our orange and green trolleys have transported visitors through the rich tapestry of America’s past. Experience the stories of our founding fathers and brave revolutionaries, brought to life by our knowledgeable guides.

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Boston's Original Storyteller

Join us in honoring our 40-year legacy!

Boston Old Town Trolley Tours 40 anniversary logoAs we mark our 40th Anniversary as Boston’s Original Storyteller, we reflect on our legacy. For generations, we’ve transported locals and visitors through the rich tapestry of Boston’s history, highlighting its transformation. From colonial landmarks to modern marvels, Old Town Trolley has been there to showcase the best of Boston first, making every ride a memorable journey through time. Join us as we celebrate this milestone all year long.

Welcome to the Cradle of Liberty

Boston, known as the “Cradle of Liberty,” is steeped in history. From the Old North Church to the Old State House, its landmarks stand as guardians of our nation’s heritage. Follow the Freedom Trail and walk in the footsteps of our forefathers, gaining a deeper appreciation for their sacrifices. But Historic Tours of America offers more than history. It’s primarily an engaging expedition that transports you through time, allowing you to actively participate in Boston’s captivating narrative.

Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment®, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.

trolley at Massachusetts State House

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This museum tells the story of the Boston Tea Party, which took place on December 16, 1773. Many historians consider it to be the single most important event that led to the American Revolution. Step aboard the fully restored tea ships, become a participant in history, and experience the bravery of those who fought for independence. The riveting museum features a screening room playing a short film about the American Revolution with surround sound, an exhibit room featuring Musion 3D holographic technology, and a cafe called Abigail’s Tea Room. The cafe offers sandwiches, salads, and other snacks as well as a sampling of modern teas chosen for their resemblance to what colonial Americans drank.

guests throwing tea overboard at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston's Eerie Streets

For a chilling and exhilarating experience, join Ghosts & Gravestones. Established in 1998 as a response to the increased interest in the city’s paranormal activity, this haunting experience has been delighting guests for decades. Climb aboard the Trolley of the Doomed for a fun and spooky paranormal adventure. Traverse the city’s eerie streets, hear tales of haunted sites, and prepare for a thrilling tour as Boston’s haunted past comes to life.

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones trolley and Old State House

Our commitment goes beyond just showcasing Beantown’s history.

Boston park and skyline

We actively participate in local initiatives to preserve and protect Boston’s sites, ensuring future generations can experience the city’s legacy. Through several partnerships, we support educational programs and events that provide a deeper understanding of Boston’s history and culture.

Witness the Magic of Boston

As the sun sets, embark on the Boston Summer Nights Tour & Charles River Cruise. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley and witness the magic of Boston under the night sky. Marvel at the stunning skyline, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and experience the enchanting ambiance of the city after dark. Then, discover the beauty of Boston on the water as you board the Charles River Boat at the Cambridgeside Mall for an exclusive cruise down the river.

Boston Summer Nights - Public Garden

Explore Boston's illustrious past while enjoying modern-day conveniences

Boston Old North Church

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or curious about its storied past, our tours captivate and educate tourists of all ages. Discover the heart and soul of Boston with any of our exciting attractions. Join an adventure through time, experience the city’s vibrancy, indulge in its culinary delights, and immerse yourself in its welcoming community.

TICKETS

Choose Your Tickets

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in Boston and still see the best first!

1-Day Old Town Trolley Tour

From
$49.83
SAVE UP TO 5%
Boston trolley driving past George Washington statue
  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding*
  • $10 off Historic Harbor Cruise*
  • $10 off Ghosts & Gravestones Tour*
  • $6 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*
  • $5 off Boston Summer Nights Tour & Charles River Cruise* (May 24 – September 2, 2024)
  • 50% off admission at The Sports Museum*

2-Day Old Town Trolley Tour

From
$78.68
SAVE UP TO 25%
Boston trolley at Seaport District
  • 2 consecutive days of free unlimited re-boarding**
  • $10 off Historic Harbor Cruise*
  • $10 off Ghosts & Gravestones Tour*
  • $6 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*
  • $5 off Boston Summer Nights Tour & Charles River Cruise* (May 24 – September 2, 2024)
  • 50% off admission at The Sports Museum*

Summer Nights Tour & Charles River Cruise

From
$48.83
SAVE UP TO 5%
Boston Summer Nights - Public Garden
  • 2 hours including a private, 1-hour river cruise
  • Enjoy 45 minutes on the trolley with live narration through the city and across the Charles River into Cambridge
  • Discover the beauty of Boston on the water as you board the Charles River Boat
  • Our expert guides provide a captivating tour
  • Boston’s only evening sightseeing trolley tour

Ghosts & Gravestones

From
$44.48
SAVE UP TO 6%
Boston ghost tour trolley driving past Old South Meeting House
  • Explore Some of Boston’s Most Haunted Sites…
  • Walk Amongst the Dead in Burying Grounds Nearly 400-Years-Old
  • Exclusive Night-Time Access into Two of Boston’s Oldest Burying Grounds
  • See Boston’s Most Haunted Hotel: The Omni Parker House
  • Check for available days and times

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

From
$35.00
  • Journey Back in Time to the Famous Event that Changed American History!
  • See Live Actors and High-Tech, Interactive Exhibits
  • Visit Authentically Restored Tea Ships
  • Dump Tea Overboard Just as the Sons of Liberty Did
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MUSEUMS

Step Back in Time and Explore Boston

Groups, Charters & Weddings

Plan an unforgettable experience for your group event with Historic Tours of America.

Groups & Charters

  • Enjoy discounted rates
  • Custom design your rental
  • Private tour guide provided for charters
  • Combine a rental with attractions

Weddings

  • Bring your guests to your event on time
  • Ride in classic Boston style
  • Personalize your trolley ride
  • Be treated to a red-carpet experience!

Hometown Pass

Locals receive Free Admission!

Included* with Your Boston Hometown Pass:

  • Old Town Trolley Tours
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Old Town Trolley at Boston Faneuil Hall

Our Free Hometown Pass is the best way to entertain visiting friends and family!

All residents of the state of Massachusetts can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult full-fare paid guest.* It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!

trolley at Boston Christian Science Plaza
Old Town Trolley at Boston Faneuil Hall