Boston Small-Group Freedom Trail History Tour Pub Crawl

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Independence Pub Crawl

From USD 60.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the best of Boston’s hops and history on a pub crawl. Offered at three separate times, you can easily find start at a time that fits with your schedule. Select the Happy Hour tour and enjoy four draught beers or ciders. Or choose the Dry Run option and purchase drinks as you please. Either way, visit some of the city’s top pubs with your guide while passing iconic historical sites.
  • Enjoy four beers or ciders on the Happy Hour tour
  • Choose from three convenient start times
  • Learn about America’s formative years
  • Visit Boston’s top pubs with a guide

What's Included

  • Hidden History! Cold Beers! Good Times!
  • Historic pub crawl along the Freedom Trail
  • Local Bostonian tour guide and beer expert
  • Happy Hour option includes your choice of 4 draught beers (two 16 oz., one 12 oz., and one 10 oz)
  • Dry Run option includes no drinks, but lets you buy drinks as you go
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities (recommended
  • Food (eating before the tour is recommended)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 6 Faneuil Hall Sq
    6 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109, USA

    Your guide will be at the Sam Adams Statue on the Congress Street side of Faneuil Hall. The 20 foot tall statue features Sam Adams on a pedestal with his arms crossed. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Boston Crawling." Please arrive at least 5 minutes early with an ID.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Statue of Samuel Adams

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Freedom Trail

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years (must present ID at start of pub crawl)
  • Walking totals 2 city blocks
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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436 reviews
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Fun times
Shaniqua_P, Sept 2023
Awesome time!! Our tour guide was amazing and funny!! Enjoyed drinking beer and learning the history
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Awesome! We're so happy you had fun with our combo of history and beer. Thanks for crawling with us and come back soon. Cheers!
Brews in Boston
John_K, Aug 2023
We had a great time. Our tour guide was fantastic. It was a good mix of history and delicious local beers.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Fantastic! It's a pleasure to know you enjoyed our combo of history and beer. Thanks for crawling with us and please come back soon. Cheers!
Not much crawling but great afternoon in fun spots
Kellie_E, Aug 2023
As many other travelers have commented, the pub crawl was more of a "walk next door" so already expected it. In light of that, we still had a terrific time. Drank some good beer (or cider), met some fun people, and learned a tad of history. All in all, great afternoon hanging in the pubs of Boston.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Terrific! We're glad you had a fun afternoon on our crawl and we especially love hearing that your made some new friends. Thanks for crawling with us and please come back soon. Cheers!
The tour was not planned...
Courtney_C, Aug 2023
The tour was not planned out good.. we could have given our own tour and gone to the same bars. The your guide was sweet but not what was advertised
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Courtney, Bobby Heaney, the owner of Boston Crawling here. Thanks for crawling with us. Our goal is to make sure each guest has a fun and entertaining time on our crawls and I'm sorry we fell short in this case. I left you a couple of messages this week hoping to get in touch so that I could get further feedback as we are always looking to improve our crawls. I'd love to chat with you if you'd like to discuss the crawl further. Please feel free to give me a call back or email me directly at Sincerely, Bobby Heaney Owner of Boston Crawling
Fun history meets beer crawl
Karen_R, Aug 2023
Fun evening visiting local bars in a 2 block area. Interesting history of stuff you didn’t learn in school. Nice way to meet other people.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for crawling with us! We love introducing crawlers to one another and are glad you enjoyed getting to know them. Cheers!
Fun, memorable and historical!
Jacqueline_G, June 2023
Very fun experience! It was perfect time length and perfect amount of history, hanging out and great tasting beers! I absolutely would recommend this to anyone.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thanks for recommending our crawl! We're so glad you enjoyed our combo of history, socializing, and beer. Cheers!
Learning more about some...
Kristin_M, May 2023
Learning more about some of the behind-the-scenes history of the area, not generally covered in textbooks.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you for reviewing us Kristin! Yes, we love sharing the history they left out of 8th grade textbooks and we're so glad you enjoyed it as well. Cheers!
Great tour
Eva_P, Apr 2023
Great Tour Guides! Mandy was super fun and knowledgeable . Highly recommend! Loved all the pubs we went too
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much for the review!! We hope you'll crawl with us again!
Drunk(ish) History with Madi!
HEATHER_h, Apr 2023
Beer + American History = a perfect afternoon! Madi (our tour guide) was great, the beer was tasty and the pubs were really neat! A great time was had by all!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Wow!! Sound like you had a blast! We hope you'll crawl with us again!
Great tour, short walk...
Will_P, Feb 2023
Great tour, short walk with variety of historical landmarks and stories. Cool bars and great beer. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for recommending us! We love when our crawlers have such a great time. We hope you'll crawl with us again soon! Cheers!
Historical Happy Hour Hike
Alta_M, Dec 2022
Fun tour. Catherine was very knowledgeable about Boston history and I like the way she displayed maps and other info on her iPad while we tried the beverages. We actually are booking a side event to the Isabella Gardner Museum from her information!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Happy to hear you had a fun time on the tour and enjoyed Catherine as your guide. Glad to hear Catherine was able to give you other activities to do in Boston after the crawl, cheers!
So worth it
sophia_m, Nov 2022
Had so much fun on this bar crawl. The group was great and the tour guide Julie was so much fun. Learned about some really interesting stories and the bars were i awesome. Honestly had a lot of fun
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Sophia, great to hear you had a blast on the crawl and learned some history as well! Cheers!
Must Do Pub Tour
AMANDA_M, Nov 2022
Awesome tour guide! Lots of fun! My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays and we are from Massachusetts… But we ended up meeting another couple from Georgia who are so much fun and friends from New Jersey who were a blast, now we’ve all exchanged numbers! Highly recommended! We will do this again and learning about all the history was great!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Happy belated birthdays to you and your husband! We love when customers book our crawls to celebrate special occasions and we're so glad you made some friends too! We hope to see you on a crawl again soon!
Fun times!
Michael_T, Nov 2022
It was a lot of fun learning about a little bit of history while having some local beers. The “walking” part is actually gaily short, so if you’re worried about walking, it’s not bad at all. The bars are all next to each other.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Michael, thanks for the review! We're happy to hear that the crawl wasn't too much walking for you, we try to keep it fun! Cheers!
Boston and Beers
Lynn_R, Nov 2022
Great intro to Boston. Two hour pub crawl. Small group. Wear comfortable shoes. Fun and informative. The beers were delish! Cheers
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Lynn, glad to hear our Boston crawl was a fun and informative intro to Boston and that you enjoyed the selection of beers. We hope you crawl with us again soon!
The guide was amazing....
Robbie_B, Nov 2022
The guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and interactive. She engaged with all of the guests and made our experience memorable.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Robbie, great to hear you had a positive, memorable experience on our Boston crawl. Cheers!
This was my second time...
Donna_B, Oct 2022
This was my second time to do this pub crawl. It is fun and entertaining! Our tour guide, Catherine, was both helpful and informative. Worth your time and money!!
Great time!
Amanda_S, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was great! She had great history tidbits and beer recommendations! We have already recommended it to friends!
Super fun experience....
Dennis_Y, Oct 2022
Super fun experience. Great beer and fun stories. Had a great group and host as well. Bars had great vibes.
Sara_S, Oct 2022
Had an awesome time! Loved getting to know more about the history of Boston while enjoying awesome beer and cider!

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