Massacre and Memory Tour

Fri, Sat, & Sun

Beginning at the
Old State House

Includes all-day General Admission to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.

All public tours allow a maximum of 20 people.

This tour is free for Revolutionary Spaces Members. Learn more about membership here.

The Flame of Independence sparked in Boston

More than just a hash mark on a timeline, the Boston Massacre was a crystallizing moment in the formation of the American identity.

The Massacre and Memory Tour is a half-mile guided walking tour that explores the surprisingly small geography of colonial Boston and its central civic buildings—the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and the surrounding area—to uncover the roots of the conflict that escalated into a deadly riot, leaving five dead and a country changed.

Was the tragedy that night the unlikely confluence of unpredictable events or the inevitable eruption of a close-knit community under intense strain? Peer beyond the infamous imagery and patriot propaganda to discover how the events of that night became not only a spark for the flame of American Independence, but a call to arms that has echoed through generations in their fights for freedom and justice.

The Massacre and Memory Tour runs approximately 75 minutes and includes all-day general admission to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House. The tour is capped at 20 attendees.

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