It is the mission of Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the history of Cambridge and Harvard to life through entertaining and educational walking tours. Our costumed guides, playing characters from Cambridge history, provide an experience full of humor and stories that make learning history fascinating and fun.
Cambridge Historical Tours was founded in 2011 by Daniel Berger-Jones and Christopher Schultz, both Players on Boston’s Freedom Trail at the time. Recognizing the untapped potential of Cambridge’s rich history, they decided to cross the river and bring with them the enthusiasm and immediacy of costumed tours.
Where Boston’s history is dominated by the American Revolution, Cambridge has a wealth of stories from over 375 years of being America’s first college town. Home to abolitionists, literary luminaries, and of course, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, Cambridge helped to shape our national identity in its formative years. Where there are politicians, philosophers, and collegiate rebels in close proximity, there are countless tales to tell.
Daniel Berger-Jones is a Boston-based actor and professional Storyteller. As a founding member of Fringe Theatre Company Orfeo Group, he is proud to have been seen in Marisol, Look Back in Anger, Complete Works of Shakespeare, Island of Slaves, and Love Song, winning the prestigious Eliot Norton Award for Best Show by a Fringe Company 3 times in 4 years. Other Boston area credits include shows with Lyric Stage Company, Shakespeare and Company, Actors Shakespeare Project, SpeakEasy Stage/Boston Playwrights’, Nora Theatre Company, Company One, Shakespeare Now!, Huntington Theatre Company and others. As a teacher and storyteller, he found his home at the Freedom Trail for several years, honing the art of the joke within truly enlightening and educational stories. After seeing one of his performances, he hopes you’ll wonder why history (or even math) is not always taught this way.
Christopher Schultz has worked in the Greater Boston and Massachusetts hospitality for the better part of the last 15 years. He has served in several positions including as an Operations Manager and General Manager for several privately owned boutique properties on Cape Cod and in Rhode Island, as well as several well-known hotel brands including Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels and Wyndham Worldwide. For four years Chris was a Practicuum Instructor for Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Here he worked to help educate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. Chris has also worked as the owner and producer of Faire Stories, a children’s entertainment and event management company. Chris hopes to bridge his love and knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry with his love of storytelling and entertainment through his work with Cambridge Historical Tours, and for every guest to leave with a greater sense of history, a greater love of Cambridge, and a better sense of humor than when they arrived.