Guided tour

Boston: History Pub Crawl Tour Along the Freedom Trail

Activity provider:Boston Crawling
Guided tour

Boston: History Pub Crawl Tour Along the Freedom Trail

Activity provider:Boston Crawling
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From US$ 59 per person

Likely to sell out

Mix history with a buzz on a pub crawl tour along Boston's Freedom Trail. Sip on drinks as your local beer expert guide mixes a good time, hidden history, and craft beers together.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

What customers loved


  • Get your taste buds tingling with exclusive local Boston brews
  • Explore historic taverns and hidden bars along the Boston Freedom Trail
  • Know the perspective of an insider on local history with an expert guide
  • Learn about the influence of beer on American events such as the Boston Massacre
  • Get the chance to customize your tour by choosing from different options
Full description

Enjoy drinks along the famous Freedom Trail with a local guide on this history tour and pub crawl in one. Uncover the stories left out of 8th-grade social studies while laughing with fellow travelers from around the globe. On this walking pub crawl tour, learn the unknown tales of Boston’s colonial and revolutionary history. Discover how beer played a major role in the founding of the nation, from the landing on Plymouth Rock to the Boston Massacre. Customize your experience by choosing from two different tour options. Pick the happy hour option to enjoy four draft beers of your choice, one at each pub. Go with the dry run tour if you want to buy your drinks as you go.

  • Walking pub crawl tour
  • Local and beer expert guide
  • 4 draft beers (Happy Hour option only)
  • Food
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years

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Meeting point

The pub crawl begins at the Samuel Adams Statue in front of Faneuil Hall. The statue is about 20 feet tall and shows Sam Adams standing on top of a pedestal with his arms crossed. Your guide will be holding a Boston Crawling sign with the crawling baby logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Guests of all physical capabilities are invited. The historic pubs visited are all within a few blocks of each other and easily walkable
  • The crawl happens rain or shine
  • You must be at least 21 years old with proper identification (US Drivers License, US Military ID, Foreign Passport). This is because of the strict blue law in Massachusetts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 151 reviews

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This was the highlight of my week in Boston-the taverns were good fun and very close to each other, the beer was good, but our guide Gaby was just the best. I’m not usually much for American history but I got home from my trip and tried to remember every delightful fact I learned to my husband and resigned to just come back to Boston with him and take him on the tour.

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April 2, 2022

The historic pub crawl was one of my favorite activities from my visit to Boston. My cousin (21f) and I (32f) did this tour together, with a small group of other travelers. The tour required proof of vaccination which allowed us to feel comfortable enjoying a few beers with our fellow travelers. The tour itself was SUPER informative with a lot of fun history on the city and nearby landmarks in addition to the pubs we visited and I had way too much fun helping to translate parts of the stories shared by our guide for some friends I made in the group who were from Argentina and spoke limited English.

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December 14, 2021

This was a great way to explore a small part of Boston! Bars are close in proximity to each other and the recommended beers were awesome. Guide was very accommodating to people’s preferences and was also very knowledgeable on the history of Boston. We learned a lot, met some cool people, and had a wonderful time! I would recommend this tour. Only suggestion for improvement is to post which part of the Freedom Trail is covered/which bars the tour includes so people can plan the rest of their trips accordingly! We did this as the last part of our Boston experience so did not do much else along the Freedom Trail thinking most information would be covered during this tour. This tour covers a very small portion of the trail so there is definitely more room to explore the rest of the Freedom Trail without overlapping information.

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October 14, 2021

Product ID: 163452