Guided tour

Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

From US$ 55.50 per person

Discover Boston in the most exciting way possible – a walking history tour combined with a good, old fashioned pub crawl. Visit local pubs in the historic Downtown, learn about the birthplace of a city and a country and how it all started in a bar!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Visit 4 historic taverns in the Faneuil Hall area of the Freedom Trail
  • Learn about the influence of beer on famous American events such as the landing on Plymouth Rock and the Boston Massacre
  • Enjoy local Boston brews you can't find anywhere else as you chat with your local guide
Full description
Wander along the same cobblestone streets as Paul Revere once did, pass through bustling markets where Sam Adams peddled the idea of revolution. Visit historic bars that have been frequented by Bostonians for hundreds of years. Revisit the story of America's birth and raise a glass as you learn the importance of beer in the founding of America. This historic pub crawl reveals hidden history about the events leading up to the revolutionary war and takes you where it all started: taverns. The four historic taverns visited on the tour are in the Faneuil Hall area and provide a wonderful backdrop as expert guides tell stories about Boston's rebellious past that helped lead to America's independence. Each tavern dates back at least to the 1800's, several even further which includes America's oldest tavern! At each tavern your guide will recommend beer as unique as the history of the city. Most of the beers are exclusively served in Boston and several can only be found in the taverns visited on the tour!
  • Historic pub crawl along the Freedom Trail
  • Local Bostonian tour guide and beer expert
  • Happy Hour option includes 4 draught beers of your choice two 16 oz., one 12 oz., and one 10 oz.
  • Dry Run option includes no drinks, but lets you buy drinks as you go
  • Gratuities, optional
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sam Adams statue in front of Faneuil Hall.

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Important information

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
  • 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
  • Beginning on 1/15/22, Boston will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all guests 12 and older. Guests must provide proof via a physical vaccination card or picture of the vaccination Card. Furthermore, guests will be required to wear a mask when entering the bars and while not actively eating or drinking
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 101 reviews

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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

The tour itself was good. The tour guide was great. We had a really good time. The only part that was a little bit of a disappointment was we thought we were going to walk a little more of the freedom trail, but overall I would totally recommend this tour. The history and the beer drinking were fun.

May 31, 2021

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