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Boisterous Bostonians: Riots & Protests

Bostonians Fight for Change Series

Winslow Homer illustration of abolitionist riots in boston

Tour Description

This tour returns to the lineup after a brief absence, timely topics of activism and civil unrest. Experience a most riotous tour through four centuries of protests, social violence and at times downright bad behavior. Known for the protests of the Stamp Act and Boston Tea Party, rebellions and uprisings have taken place throughout Boston's history. This tour examines many of the lesser known riots and street violence often fueled by the powerless who sought a voice over social, political, religious, and economic oppression. Take to the streets of Boston for a tour through anger, fear, rebellion, violence, and bad behavior!

Tour Information

tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

1 mile

tour terrain level 1

mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines

Private Tours

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.

Starting Location

Meet your guide at the Harborwalk, intersection of Atlantic Ave. and Seaport Blvd.

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

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: South Station (Red & Silver Lines, Commuter Rail)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of King's Chapel.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Park Street (Green & Red Lines)

“Our tour guide was fabulous. She was informative, interesting, and very knowledgeable. Despite the rain she went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable all along the way.”
— Roslindale, MA