J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Walking tours of historic Boston

Charles Swift of the City Record and Boston News-Letter blog is offering his first walking tour of Beacon Hill this week: Wednesday, 7 June, 6:00-7:30. As you can see from that blog, Swift has a deep knowledge of the city's architectural history over the centuries.

Gary Gregory at Lessons on Liberty offers costumed tours along the Freedom Trail on weekends. He's been doing that for a few years now, and has impressed me with his commitment to sharing unvarnished Revolutionary history.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I've been enjoying your blog a great deal.

J. L. Bell said...

See Charles's blog for his rescheduled tour on 15 June 2006.

Anonymous said...

Just got back from Boston yesterday where we took Gary's walking tour over the weekend. It was simply amazing a definate highlight of the trip! We just happened on it by accident but what a blessing! Highly recommend it!