Ticket Info

Students: $7 each* ($150 minimum charge)
Teachers/Chaperones: 2 FREE adults per 30 students, $7 per additional

Schedule

Duration: 60 minutes
Available on your schedule during the school year.

Where To Go

We will arrange to meet your tour group where it is most convenient for you!

A HISTORICAL FIELD TRIP FOR GRADES 2-4

Though for elementary school students, this tour is hardly elementary; we call it our ‘Pioneers’ tour for a reason! Students walk and learn in the pioneering footsteps of Cambridge innovators in the arts, religion, government, science, and more! From John Winthrop to John Adams, Margaret Fuller to Martin Luther King, Jr. students engage with the fascinating history makers of the city.

In an interactive journey through time, students experience the most exciting and historic sites in Harvard Square. We show students the foundations of America’s first college, the house where General Washington lived when he first took command during the American Revolution, and the historic burying ground housing dozens of Puritans, fallen heroes, and intellectuals, among many other fascinating locations. But more exciting than the sites themselves, the stories and tales hidden in the streets of Cambridge will capture students’ imaginations and help develop a lifelong appreciation of history.

*School group rate applies for groups of 15 or more. For smaller groups or for questions about financing your trip, please contact us.

Massachusetts Curriculum Standards

G3.4: Explain important political, economic, and military developments leading to and during the American Revolution. (H, C)

  • the growth of towns and cities in Massachusetts before the Revolution
  • the Boston Tea Party
  • the beginning of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord
  • the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Revolutionary leaders such as John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere

G3.7: After reading a biography of a person from Massachusetts in one of the following categories, summarize the person’s life and achievements. (H, C) Examples:

  • science and technology (e.g., Alexander Graham Bell, Nathaniel Bowditch, Robert Goddard, John Hayes Hammond, Edwin Land, Samuel Morse)
  • the arts (e.g., Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, John Singleton Copley, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Geisel, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Frederick Law Olmsted, Norman Rockwell, Henry David Thoreau, Phyllis Wheatley)
  • business (e.g., William Filene, Amos Lawrence, Francis Cabot Lowell, An Wang)
  • education, journalism, and health (e.g., Clara Barton, Horace Mann, William Monroe Trotter, Margaret Fuller)
  • political leadership (e.g., John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Edward Brooke, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Paul Revere)

G3.9: Identify historic buildings, monuments, or sites in the area and explain their purpose and significance.