School Groups — Info and Booking

Only One School Field Trip to Boston Offers All This

Ben Edwards works with more than 1,800 grade school students on field trips of Boston’s Freedom Trail each fall and spring. Teachers and students enjoy Ben’s unique tour so much that he has worked with the same schools for years — many for over a decade. For the 2019-2020 school year, he has elected to expand his offerings slightly. Learn more about Ben.

Contact Ben today to secure one of the few remaining slots available for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you are a grade school social studies teacher interested in touring the Freedom Trail with your students, or have done so in the past with another guide, consider the remarkable benefits of working with Ben:

  • Ben is a creative and engaging tour guide. Your students will be intrigued with his family ties to Paul Revere and the fact that Ben’s ancestors walked the same cobblestone streets as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams!
  • During the tour your students will hold and read some wonderful primary sources including rare documents signed by John Hancock and participants in the Boston Tea Party, and original colonial newspapers with ads for Paul Revere’s many businesses.
  • Ben is a children’s book author and gifted storyteller who presents history in a fashion that increases retention, supporting and enhancing the material you’re teaching in the classroom.
  • Each of your students will receive Ben’s children’s book One April in Boston: The Gift of the Spyglass, that recounts the beginning of the American Revolution, as an eBook and an MP3 audio book.
Bonus Items for Teachers
Teachers receive Four Bonus Items: The print version of One April in Boston; the 3 1/2-hour audio book on 3 CDs; a wonderful audio recording of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” by award-winning narrator Phil Rosenthal; and online access to the Midnight Ride Artwork Project — the most historically accurate artwork ever produced covering Paul Revere’s activities on April 18-19, 1775. Imagine using these 12 paintings, along with the extensive supporting research provided, on your Smart Board in the classroom to bring the accurate story of Revere’s ride to life for your students in a fresh and exciting way!
School Groups
School Groups
School Groups

Two Tour Options for School Groups

Boston’s Freedom Trail with Ben (Book this Tour)

This is our most popular school tour. It covers all the Freedom Trail sites in Boston, with a lunch break at the mid point – Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.

The tour includes Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Old Corner Bookstore Building, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground plus several secret spots along the way. Learn more about these tour sites.

Tours inside the Paul Revere House can be arranged for an additional fee. The admission fee at Old North Church is $3.00 per person.

The tour lasts 3.5 hours (including lunch break).

Children (12 & under) $13
Adults $15 (One free chaperone for every 10 students)

Minimum school group fee is $500.

Paul Revere’s North End with Ben (Book this Tour)

This tour includes Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground plus several secret spots along the way.

Tours inside the Paul Revere House can be arranged for an additional fee. The admission fee at Old North Church is $3.00 per person.

The tour lasts 1.5 hours.

Children (12 & under) $11
Adults $13 (One free chaperone for every 10 students)

Minimum school group fee is $500.

Ben Edwards is a resource that can make your job easier and your teaching more effective. There is tremendous value in using a variety of approaches to help keep students fully engaged and make learning fun. Ben Edwards shares fascinating stories, remarkable lessons, and meaningful associations to bring history to life so it becomes memorable. Working with Ben can help you inspire your students in a new and rewarding way.

Testimonials from Teachers and Students

Letter of Recommendation from the Paul Revere House

To experience what it is like to work with Ben, view the two videos below.

School Groups Reservation Form

This reservation form is for school groups. For homeschoolers, please use this form. If you have questions, you may also contact Ben Edwards directly.

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