Private Tours for Groups and Families
Why settle for memorable when you can make your trip to Boston unforgettable?
Private tour guide Ben Edwards offers Boston walking tours and delivers an experience your group or family will treasure for years to come.
Working with Ben is the ideal choice if you:
- Crave insider secrets and advice from a Boston historian who can introduce you to the very best the city has to offer.
- Yearn to experience historic Boston like a celebrity and delight in being entertained.
- Desire more than history and appreciate surprises along the way.
- Are intrigued by the opportunity to hold and read rare documents and original colonial newspapers from Ben’s personal collection.
- Value the unique chance to see Boston with a relative of Paul Revere—a highly experienced guide whose ancestors walked the same cobblestone streets as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams.
- Enjoy the bonus of receiving Ben’s children’s book about the beginning of the American Revolution as an eBook and audiobook.
The 20th Anniversary Edition of One April in Boston
Learn the real story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride in a tale that teaches American history, the power of imagination, and the value of goal setting.
Ben’s children’s book, based on the lives of his Boston ancestors, was written after six years of extensive research. Fully illustrated, 256 pages.
Available in the fall of 2020 directly from the author and along the Freedom Trail.
Boston Walking Tours with Ben Edwards—What You’ll Experience
On a Walking Boston private guided walking tour, you’ll experience the Freedom Trail sites in Boston in a fun and unique way. Ben Edwards will keep you fully engaged with his lively and animated storytelling and through a history trivia contest that’s sure to bring out the competitive nature in members of your group or family. You’ll appreciate Ben’s endless knowledge, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
Along the tour route Ben carries a backpack of treasures including rare documents and historic newspapers and lets you hold history in your hands. Bringing Boston history to life in this fashion is something no other tour delivers. You’ll also see hidden spots that other Boston walking tours miss.
Your private tour group (on tour options 2 and 3) will stop for a reservation at Parker’s Restaurant in the historic and haunted Omni Parker House Hotel. Here you’ll be treated to complimentary Boston Cream Pie and Parker House Rolls as Ben transports you back in time through his collection of rare Parker House memorabilia.
Along the route you’ll go inside King’s Chapel, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and 3 historic burying grounds. Tour Option 3 participants also tour inside the Paul Revere House complex and stop for a lunch break at Union Oyster House along the Freedom Trail—America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant since 1826.
Ben’s Boston walking tours are customized to the specific needs of your group or family and are ideal for all ages. You won’t find a tour guide in Boston better at keeping children interested and engaged than Ben. Since 2004 he has worked with thousands of students and hundreds of groups and families from across the United States and visitors from around the globe.
Walking Boston Lets You Hold History In Your HandsBen Edwards has a personal connection to Boston history and his tales are supported by primary sources. See some of the rare documents and historic newspapers that you’ll hold in your hands on tour. Step Back In Time
Tour Historic Boston with a Relative of Paul Revere
The passion Ben Edwards has for Boston is evident from the moment you meet him. It’s one of the things that makes his private guided walking tour unlike any other in the city. With Ben, you’ll walk the same streets that four generations of his ancestors did and even pass the spot where their home once stood both before and during the American Revolution.
The family connection to Paul Revere and the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” have captured Ben’s imagination since childhood. They inspired him to learn more about the patriot and Boston history and even craft an educational and inspirational children’s book on the subject. On a walking tour of Boston with Ben Edwards you’ll learn the real story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and hear tales about Revere, his family, and his many business ventures that you won’t get on any other tour. You’ll even receive a wonderful MP3 audio of Longfellow’s famous poem.