If 18th-century African-American patriot Crispus Attucks could tell you his story of life and rebellion in pre-Revolutionary Boston, what would he say? On Friday, February 1, at 12:45 p.m., the Freedom Trail® Foundation begins celebrating Black History Month with its acclaimed African-American Patriots Tour, taking visitors through historic events of the American Revolution and the contributions of African-Americans who played a significant role in the country’s formation.
Tales of intrigue and bravery, poetry and defiance by black Bostonians unfold during the 90-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Led by costumed guides, visitors view history through the eyes of revolutionary figures like Attucks, Phyllis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem and others.
Ideal for groups, schools, residents and those visiting the city for a meeting or convention, the 90-minute tours will be regularly offered Friday through Sunday at 12:45 p.m. throughout February, and are available year-round for schools or private groups by reservation. All tours begin at the Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont St., Boston Common, and affordable tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $7 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased on-line at TheFreedomTrail.org or the Boston Common Visitor Information Center at 139 Tremont Street.
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