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Boston Walking Tours with Ben Edwards

Private Tours for Groups and Families

Private tour guide Ben Edwards, a relative of Paul Revere, offers Boston’s Best customized Freedom Trail walking tour! Ben’s tour is FUN and Educational.

Working with Ben is the ideal choice if you:

  • Seek insider secrets and advice from a Boston tour guide who can introduce you to the very best the city has to offer.
  • Wish 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 in print, eBook, and MP3 audio formats.

“I cannot imagine a more wonderful tour and a more perfect guide! The walk really does take one to all the great sites. And Ben’s knowledge of people, places, events and dates is absolutely incomparable.”

“Ben is careful to detail, passionate, and knowledgeable of accurate history. And he is fun and personable. All of the characteristics that make a unique and exceptional experience!”

“Wow! If you want a true historical perspective and a fun and entertaining way to see Boston, this is by far the best tour of Boston you can take!”

“Our stop at the Parker House and lunch in JFK’s booth at the Union Oyster House were wonderful treats. Ben knows everyone at both of these establishments which results in very special service.”
“Ben is kind, works great with kids, and very patient. He has personal historical connections with the city, and knows so much about it! The only way to truly experience the city of Boston is with Ben.”
“It is evident that Ben does this job because he loves it. He has dedicated his life to preserving his family’s past, understanding Boston’s complex history and sharing his knowledge with others.”
Walking Boston bonus One April in Boston book

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. Revised in 2024.

Available from the author and at the Paul Revere House, King’s Chapel, and Old North Church – all copies are donated. Tour groups get the print and audiobook versions for free.

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 option 3) will have the opportunity to stop at Parker’s Restaurant in the historic and haunted Omni Parker House Hotel. Here you can purchase and enjoy 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, and 3 historic burying grounds. Participants in tour options 2 and 3 can visit inside the Paul Revere House and Old North Church while option 3 participants can also visit inside Old South Meeting House and the Old State House. Option 3 includes time for a lunch break at Union Oyster House along the Freedom Trail—America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant established in 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, a large number of groups and families from across the United States, and visitors from around the globe.

Walking Boston Lets You Hold History In Your Hands

Ben 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

A Paul Revere Connection Captured Ben’s Imagination  

The unequaled 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 before, during, and after the American Revolution.

The Edwards 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 write 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 and get a FIRST LOOK at the paintings that will appear in the upcoming book Paul Revere’s Ride: An Illustrated History by Cortney Skinner.