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 about the 19th century. America was born in Boston, but grew up in Cambridge. Home to abolitionists, literary luminaries, and of course, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, Harvard University, Cambridge helped to shape the national identity in its formative years. And where there are politicians, philosophers, and college students living in close proximity, there are countless tales to tell.