Sunday, Sep 08, 2019 1:30p -
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Lectures & Conferences
The Partnership’s signature walking tour of sites where Boston’s founders lived, worked, loved and struggled against British control.
We invite you to join us as we follow in the footsteps of early Bostonians by taking our fabulous Founders Trail tour. Strolling through the area of Boston's original settlement, you'll learn about the city's first English settlers, from governor John Winthrop to the charismatic and controversial Anne Hutchinson.
Who were the Puritans, and how did they differ from Pilgrims? Why did they leave their homes in England? What did they find when they got here, and why was Boston, then known to the local tribe as the Shawmut Peninsula, chosen as the heart of the new Massachusetts Bay Colony?
This tour tells the rarely told stories of the people and places that helped create Boston. You'll learn about the 700 hardy souls, including children and servants, who, together with their dynamic leaders, established a new colony that would become the "City upon a Hill" that John Winthrop envisioned.
With our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, you'll visit the Founders Memorial, the sites of the Great Spring, the first Puritan Meeting House, and more.
This event is presented by Partnership of Historic Bostons. PHB, a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1999, celebrates the extraordinary legacy of the Puritan founders of Boston and New England, and preserves their unique historical connection to Boston, England. All are welcome to our free Charter Day walking tours, lectures, events, and discussions.
To learn more about the Partnership, please visit http://www.historicbostons.org/
Image: John Winthrop statue outside First Church, Boston. Steven Senne, AP