Please be advised of route changes taking place today.


On Sunday, June 24th the Boston Athletic Association will be running the BAA 10K through the streets around the Back Bay and Fenway Park.  The race will move Stop #6, Trolley Store, to Park Plaza, behind the Four Seasons Hotel and close Stop #7, Cheers Bar, for most if not all of the morning.  In addition to the race there is an afternoon Red Sox game. Because of the Race AND the Game, we will be closing stop #12, Fenway Park, for the entire day.  Guests can easily access Fenway Park from Stop #11.  Your tour conductor can direct you to the Park!
On days there is a Game or other event at Fenway Park, Old Town Trolley Service to Stop # 12 (Fenway Park) will cease one hour before the start if the event and recommence 1/2 hour after the event starts. During and at the end of the Ball Game or event, we will monitor traffic at Fenway and at our discretion may suspend service to Stop #12
Guest are advised that Fenway is a relatively easy walk from Stop # 11, Dalton Street, during the time Stop # 12 is closed.
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Things To Do In The Fall

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Things To Do In Boston In The Fall

Fall is the perfect time of the year to visit Boston, the summer heat has waned and the air is light and cool. Depending on what month you go, you may also get to witness the leaves changing. Here are some fun things to do in Boston in the fall season.

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boston-apple-pickingGo Apple Picking

When Autumn hits Boston, it’s time to visit the local farms for a fun-filled and delicious day of apple picking. There are dozens and dozens of farms throughout the area and each offers many different varieties of apples to pick. Boston Hill Farm, located on Route 114 in North Andover, is a great place to take the kids – they offer daily hayrides in and out to the apple orchard and their pumpkin patch. They also have a well-loved fall festival every weekend through the end of October featuring BBQ chicken and ribs, live music, fresh fruits and other fun activities for the family. Numerous other family activities are also taking place in farms around Boston so do your research to make the most of your visit.

Visit Walden Pond

The breeze is refreshing and the leaves are bright and colorful; it’s a great time of year to visit Walden Pond. Walden Pond in Concord is the location where Henry David Thoreau lived for two years, gathering insight and inspiration to write his famed work Walden or Life in the Woods. A National Historical Landmark, Walden Pond is a state reservation that encompasses 335 acres of protected open space. Hike the wooded trails that frame the pond and witness the beauty of the 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond. Enjoy a guided walk, an afternoon of fishing or canoeing and take a tour through the replica of Thoreau’s one-room cabin. There are also various interpretive programs year round, a gift shop and a bookstore.

boston-freedom-trailWalk the Freedom Trail

The two and a half mile trek isn’t arduous, especially in the fall when everyone wants to be outside and breathe in the fresh autumn air. The pretty brick-lined route will lead you to sixteen of the most important historic sites around the city and you can do it on your own or with a guide. Each day, hundreds of visitors walk the trail, witnessing the Boston Common, the Old North Church, the Site of the Boston Massacre, the Old State House, the Paul Revere House, the Bunker Hill Monument and a lot more. You can start the tour at any point along the route and it makes for a fun history lesson for children and their parents.

Experience History Aboard the Trolley

Hop on the city’s most well known sightseeing tour to see the best of Boston’s historical icons and attractions. The Old Town Trolley Tour is the most comprehensive tour of its kind, taking you to more than 100 different points of interest. The hometown guides are amusing and eager; so don’t expect a monotoned description of quick drive-bys. These history buffs share interesting accounts about the people and places that have shaped Boston’s history. Get off and on all day and stay as long as you want at Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground, Boston Common and much more. If you’re looking to walk the Freedom Trail, get off at stop 15 and start there. There are trolleys running all day so you can catch another one anytime. If you’ve brought the kids along, get off at stop 17 to visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and the Boston Children’s Museum, both within walking distance.

Throw Tea Overboard Like the Sons of Liberty

At the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, you and the family will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Boston Tea Party because you’ll be thrown into the action. This multi-sensory Boston museum offers you all a chance to march alongside the patriots and throw tea overboard just as they did centuries ago. You’ll walk through an authentically restored tea ship, see one of the only two tea chests left in existence and experience holographic technology that will transport you back to colonial Boston. Be sure to stop in for a spot of tea and a scone in Abigail’s Tea Room.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour at Massachusetts State HouseTake a Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing…and the haunts are darker. You may have learned a thing or two about the American Revolution while touring Boston’s museums, but we can guarantee you haven’t learned about the Lady in Black. Board the Trolley of the Doomed with Ghosts & Gravestones to uncover the eerie side of Boston’s history. Walk among the dead at King’s Chapel Burying Ground, pass by the Omni Parker House hotel and hear the tales that have plagued this historic city for 400 years.

Local Events & Festivals


September 9th & 10th, 2017
Arts Festival
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Boston’s Arts Festival includes a covered artists’ village, two stages of performing arts, and family activities. Free.

September 23, 2017
Game Festival
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
MIT (Johnson Athletic Center)
Play video games, tabletop games, and role-playing games at Boston Festival of Indie Games, which also hosts films and lectures for game developers and game jams for making your own games. Free.

September 9 2017
Jamaica Plain Music Festival
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Northeast of Jamaica Pond (Pinebanks Field. Jamaica Plain, MA)
JP music festival has two stages of music by 20 local artists and bands, plus food trucks and children’s activities. Free.


October 9, 2017
Free Admission at the MFA
4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
456 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Every Wednesday after 4pm, the Museum of Fine Arts is offering free admission. Free.

October 6, 2016
Free Admission to the ICA
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
100 North Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Every Thursday evening general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art is free. The ICA strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. Free.

October 9, 2016
Columbus Day Parade
Watch brass bands, vintage cars, military units and politicians go south on Bennington Street from the parking lot at Suffolk Downs to Maverick Square where there will be an after party. Free.


November 3, 2017 – November 5, 2017
31st Annual Christmas Festival
Seaport World Trade Center – 1 Seaport Lane, Boston
Top chefs create Gingerbread masterpieces to be judged, several vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, and all-you-can-buy holiday decorations! Admission is $15 and kids under 14 are free. Friday: Noon-7pm; Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm.

November 11, 2017
International Dance Competition
6:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre – 1 Hamilton Place, Boston
Watch high-energy dancing by teams in colorful costumes at Boston Bhangra Competition at Orpheum Theatre. 617-448-2508.

2017 Date TBD
31st Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
2:00 PM
Faneuil Hall Marketplace – 4 South Market Building Free
Over 150 Tuba players serenade the crowd with your favorite Holiday Classics.

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