It's hard to believe that Boston's waterfront was once an area made up of glaciers, but you will find out why on this Boston Walking Tour. The harbor islands formed with the recession of the glaciers. Native American Indians fished in the harbor and farmed the land. Ships with English immigrants began arriving to the New World in the 1620s. Discover the fascinating and diverse history on this Boston Walking Tour.
A famous Tea Party took place in Boston Harbor on 16 December, 1773. British soldiers landed on Long Wharf to enforce the laws the colonists resisted. Coincidentally, the British sailed back to England from the same wharf on 17 March, 1776 after the struggle for independence was won. Over the years, Boston Harbor has transformed from a busy colonial trading port, to a dumping ground, and finally to an area where hotels, restaurants, and cruises have made it a popular tourist attraction.
On this Boston Walking Tour, discover why you meet at the Old State House as you make your way to the waterfront. You'll see Boston's first skyscraper, find out where John Hancock kept his money, and simply enjoy the beautiful scenic views Boston's waterfront has to offer.
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