Walking Tours of Civil War Boston Guidebook

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While no Civil War battles were fought in Massachusetts, Boston was at the vanguard of the run up to the war. Visit the places of fiery speeches, jailhouse breaks, anti-slavery riots, recruitment centers and segregated churches and the abolitionist movement engagingly described and mapped in this NEW full color, 64-page book. This NEW Freedom Trail Foundation book includes four themed walks with detailed maps that take you through neighborhoods of downtown Boston. History buffs, visitors and residents, kids and lifelong learners will be swept up in the dramatic tales of the visionaries and ordinary folks who were on the right side of the war.

Organized into approximately 90-minute self-guided walks, Walking Tours of Civil War Boston includes: Walk 1 - Civil War on the Freedom Trail follows much of the red line as it explores how the heroes of the American Revolution inspired Boston’s abolitionists; Walk 2 - Beacon Hill explores important roles played by the black and white communities living and working on Beacon Hill; Walk 3 - Back Bay Statues includes public art that commemorates the heroes of abolition and the Civil War; Walk 4 - Boston Harbor Tour is a walk /ride adventure that takes you to Boston Harbor, USS Constitution and the islands where Union soldiers were garrisoned and Confederates were imprisoned. The clearly defined routes are enhanced with beautiful color images, reproductions and illustrations which bring the stories to life.

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