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Walking Tours : New for 2022

Boston and the Civil War

Visit places where the men and women of Boston fought to ensure freedom for all.

Boston and the Civil War

Would it surprise you to know that Bostonians enslaved Indigenous and African people? That not everyone in Boston supported the union leading up to the Civil War? Or that six privileged White men were involved in a plot to trigger an insurrection intended to save the union?

With your tour guide, consider the long arc of slavery in the United States, and the war that brought it to an end. Visit places where the men and women of Boston fought to ensure freedom for all. We’ll cover the abolition movement, riots, escapes to freedom, deportations to the South, insurrection, war, and - finally – an uneasy peace.

tour duration
DURATION

90 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

1.5 miles

tour terrain
TERRAIN

potential uneven surfaces and moderate inclines

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

Meeting Location

Meet your guide at 53 State Street, corner of State and Congress Streets

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest MBTA Stop: State Street (Blue & Orange Lines)

updated: 2 months ago