Boston by Sea: A Seafaring Adventure Through Boston's Past
Aboard Mass Bay Lines, an original hour and a half, one-of-a-kind tour that tells the dramatic true stories that shaped Boston's--and the nation's--future. Authentic maritime music, true Pirate history (for kids) as you see the Harbor, lighthouses, and Islands. May 5 to June 17 weekends; daily June 23 to Labor Day; then weekends through October 8th. Departs from Rowes Wharf. Call 617.542-8000 for reservations. Rain or shine. Box Lunches available. www.bostonbysea.org.
A two-hour Boston-Cambridge tour like non-other, dramatically tells the stories of innovators who changed how we live from Alexander Graham Bell to the Internet. Tours depart from 28 State Street (opposite the Old State House) every Saturday at 2 PM $25/Adults, $21/Seniors, $15/Children 11 and under. Group tours available. Call 617.350.0358 for reservations. www.innovationodyssey.com.
www.BostonFamilyHistory.com and Dreams of Freedom. A website helping Americans find their family roots for those who migrated through, or lived in, Boston (1 in 6 Americans have a Boston ancestor) Also, a Downtown Boston Immigrant Walking Trail [hyperlink/text to this on BostonFamilyHistory.com), featuring Dreams of Freedom [hyperlink to this at Dreamsoffreedom.com], Boston's new Immigration Museum, the Irish Famine Memorial, the Vilna Schul, New England Holocaust Memorial, and Chinatown.
Boston's Freedom Trail to learn of Boston's Revolutionary History
The Boston Women's Heritage Trail