Massacre & Memory Tour and Beyond the Revolution Tour
taking place daily starting June 16, 2023
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Contact: Amanda Bertone
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BOSTON — Revolutionary Spaces announced today that it will conduct its two walking tours, Massacre & Memory and Beyond the Revolution, on a daily basis beginning Friday, June 16, 2023. Revolutionary Spaces first tested its walking tour products in the spring of 2022. After a positive response from visitors, Revolutionary Spaces has officially added public walking tours to its offerings for tourists and local audiences. Massacre & Memory and Beyond the Revolution are the only walking tours in Boston that include complimentary admission to two Freedom Trail sites—the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.
Taking place daily at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, the Massacre & Memory Tour explores the circumstances and events that led to the Boston Massacre, how the people of Boston responded to it at the time, and how later generations of Bostonians have remembered and used the history of the Boston Massacre. This 75-minute, half-mile walking tour visits historic Boston locations, including the site of the Boston Massacre, Long Wharf, Faneuil Hall, and more.
The Beyond the Revolution Tour examines Boston’s most historic moments and its enduring role in the American story from its founding to the present. This one-mile walking tour visits a variety of different Downtown Boston sites, ranging from from must-see landmarks to lesser known gems. Beyond the Revolution Tours occur daily at 1:00 PM.
In making the announcement, Director of Interpretation and Education Matthew Wilding and creator of the Massacre & Memory and Beyond the Revolution Tours said, “Boston is a fantastic walking city, but there are so many historical stories and perspectives to explore beyond the tried-and-true red line. With these tours, we are able to bring guests off the beaten path both physically and narratively.”
All walking tours depart from the Old State House Museum Store, located at 206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109. Daily tours will continue through the end of August, with the possibility of weekend-only offerings in the fall. Members of the press who would like to cover Revolutionary Spaces’ walking tours are encouraged to reach out to Director of Marketing & Communications Amanda Bertone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY SPACES
Formed in January 2020 through a merger between the Bostonian Society and Old South Association, Revolutionary Spaces tells the interwoven stories of two of Boston’s most iconic sites—the Old State House and Old South Meeting House. Revolutionary Spaces brings people together to explore the American struggle to create and sustain a free society. We steward these buildings as gathering spaces for the open exchange of ideas and the continuing practice of democracy, inspiring all who believe in the power of people to govern themselves.
Constructed in 1713, the Old State House was the center of royal government in the Massachusetts Bay colony and the focal point for many of the Revolution’s most dramatic events, including the Boston Massacre. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston and the site of the most stirring mass meetings that led to the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. Today, these historic sites and museums—located just two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston—provide thought-provoking exhibits, compelling walking tours, exciting educational offerings, and engaging public programs.
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