https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-trail-tour-registration-33221424174 Tour Start Point
Corner of Park Street and Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
With the arrival of spring, we invite you to join us as we follow in the footsteps of early Bostonians by taking our fabulous free 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 but 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 chosen as the heart of the new Massachusetts Bay Colony?
This tour tells the rarely told story of Boston before the Revolution and you'll see where it actually took place. Nearly 150 years before Paul Revere’s famous ride, 700 hardy souls, including children and servants, established a new colony that would lay the groundwork for independence in this "City upon a Hill".
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.
Note: Our starting point is a realtively new one for us. The tour meets on Boston Common, next to the corner of Park and Tremont Streets. Your guide will have a sign to welcome you.