Massacre and Memory Tour

Currently Available for Private Bookings Only

Beginning at the
Old State House

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

To book a private tour, contact

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.

Please note: Public walking tours will be suspended for the winter season starting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Private tours are still available by contacting Schedule is subject to change in 2023. 

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