Of all the famous characters of the American Revolution Paul Revere is one of the best known. He’s that brave soul that rode through the night screaming “The British are coming!” alerting the country side and beginning the revolution.
At least that’s what you learned in your history books.
Truth be told, Paul Revere mostly faded from history until the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned is now famous poem “Paul Revere’s midnight ride”. Old Longfellow stretched the truth just a bit, as many a great author tend to do. The result was a nation obsession with Paul Revere. He received a new tombstone. His name was taught in schools nationwide. And his story was forever changed.
On our tour “Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride” we will walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere from his house to the Copp’s Hill Terrace overlooking where he rowed his boat across to Charlestown. Our tour is told in poetic form, using much of Longfellow’s poem and words as the base of our story.
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One our adventure you will see Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church were the two lanterns hung, Copp’s Hill burial ground, the Copp’s hill terrace and stroll the streets of the North End along the way.
Paul himself was a revolutionary. An integral part of the Sons of Liberty. He gilded the New State houses shiny dome. Created the bell in the Kings Chapel. And went on his epic midnight ride. The only thing is he did not finish, never said “the British are coming!” and was stopped the Brits mid ride.
Learn more about Paul Revere and walk his footstep on our tour “Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride” exclusively available on the WalknTours app.
So how do you take the tour on the WalknTours app?
1. Download the WalknTours app, the links are below:
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2. Browse the tours in Boston
We have created a large selection of local tours, and it’s growing every day. They are all GPS/Technology guided, pro narrated with theatrical sound and at a price you’ll love.
3. Choose your tour. Go to the starting point and press play
Go to the start of the tour, put on your headphones or link a Bluetooth speaker, and press play.
4. Put your phone away and experience the story heads up and hands free
WalknTours are meant to be hands free. As you walk your guide will lead you turn by turn through the streets. Using the power of Walkntours technology and your phone you will be guided step by step telling the story along the way.
5. After you are finished walk virtually anytime
Did you ever want to hear what your guide said again? Forgot that interesting fact? With WalknTours you can Walk Virtually, allowing you to revisit the experience. And most of the tours have 360° photos.
If you are looking for an immersive tour without all the controls of a traditional tour this may be for you.
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Welcome to the tour Revolution!
The WalknTours team