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Prescott House
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Charles Hotel

Orchard House

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Private Group tours are available by advanced reservation for groups of 20 or more. Rates are $20/pp. For group tour reservations, or for more information, please call (617) 350-0358.

Literary Trail
Guide Book

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The 20-mile Trail explores the heritage of some of our country's greatest authors and poets as it winds its way through Boston, Cambridge and Concord's rich literary territory. The three-hour tour starts at Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel.

 Guided Tour Details:

Tours run the second Saturday of every month
They depart from the Omni Parker House, located at 60 School Street, Boston at 9:00 am rain or shine
Tours last three-and-a-half hours
Ticket prices are $30 for adults and $26 for children under 12
Call 617-350-0358 to purchase tickets or click here to purchase online through TicketWeb

  Self-Guided Tour Package:

Includes the Literary Trail of Greater Boston Guidebook by Susan Wilson & the Boston History Collaborative
Includes Entrance into the Gibson House, the Orchard House and the Concord Museum
Package $21/person ($29 value)

  Order the Guidebook

Literary Trail of Greater Boston by Susan Wilson and the Boston History Collaborative

LITERARY TRAIL OF GREATER BOSTON is part tour guide, part literary history, altogether charming." - Robert B. Parker, author of Spenser Books

"This lively guidebook invites residents to take a new look at our area's Literary Heritage...A spirit of inclusiveness welcomes Malcolm X and Fannie Farmer alongside the Alcotts and the Jameses..." - Boston Magazine review

"A sprightly and informative little guidebook, packed with tidbits about literary figures, publishers, bookstores, libraries, and other historic sites on the newly designated Literary Trail...All that a guidebook should be: compact, easy to use, informative, and entertaining." - Kirkus Review

  What the press are saying about the Literary Trail

Editor's Pick
Yankee Magazine 2001 New England Annual Guide

"Bold and daring in concept...It's one of the most unique and fascinating sightseeing trips you'll ever experience. Whether tourist or resident, the Literary Trail will bring the great names in literature to life."

"Integral to the Trail is the recognition that these 19th century luminaries largely resided in three different places - Boston, Cambridge, and Concord - but were in close contact with each other by rail or coach along the twenty mile route."
New York Times

"The Literary Trail...showcases the best of our nation's literary history."
Group Travel Leader Magazine

Next guided tour is on March 8th!

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