• Duration: 1,3 hour
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Learn about Boston’s rich history and its standing in the U.S history of being “first in the nation” to build and enact many things. You’ll see the architecturally beautiful Public Library, historic State House, lush Boston Common, and many more iconic firsts.

See the first and architecturally beautiful Boston Public Library and learn about the first state constitution in the United States, discover where Alexander Graham Bell first used the telephone. Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions. As you answer the questions, solve the challenge, or guess the answer, the secret story of each place is unlocked.

The city game will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. Just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Itinerary

Stop at: Boston Public Library

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a pioneer of public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. As a City of Boston historic cultural institution, Boston Public Library today features a central library and twenty-five neighborhood branches, serving nearly 4 million visitors per year and millions more online. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Copley Square

Copley Square named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Prior to 1883 it was known as Art Square due to its many cultural institutions, some of which remain today. It was proposed as a Boston Landmark. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Arlington Street Church

The Arlington Street Church is a Unitarian Universalist church across from the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Because of its geographic prominence and the notable ministers who have served the congregation, the church is considered to be among the most historically important in American Unitarianism and Unitarian Universalism. Completed in 1861, it was designed by Arthur Gilman and Gridley James Fox Bryant to resemble James Gibbs' St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Ether Monument

The Ether Monument, also known as The Good Samaritan, is a statue and fountain near the northwest corner of Boston's Public Garden, near the intersection of Arlington Street and Marlborough Street. It commemorates the use of ether in anesthesia. Its design has been attributed to the Boston architect William Robert Ware and to the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward. It is 40 feet (12 m) tall and is the oldest monument in the public garden. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Boston Common

Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts. The building, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, was completed in January 1798 at a cost of $133,333 (more than five times the budget), and has repeatedly been enlarged since. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial

The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment is a bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens opposite 24 Beacon Street, Boston (at the edge of the Boston Common). It depicts Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading members of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as it marched down Beacon Street on May 28, 1863 to depart the city to fight in the South. The sculpture was unveiled on May 31, 1897. This is the first civic monument to pay homage to the heroism of African American soldiers. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Park Street

Park Street was laid out in 1804, initially as Park Place, replacing the previous Sentry Street. In the 1880s, the feminist Woman's Journal was published on Park Street. Houghton Mifflin was also headquartered here beginning in the late 19th century.

Stop at: Tremont Temple Baptist Church

The Tremont Temple on 88 Tremont Street is a Baptist church in Boston, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. The existing multi-storey structure was designed by architect Clarence Blackall of Boston, and opened in May 1896. It replaced a much smaller, 1827 structure that had repeatedly suffered damage by fires. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: 15 Sudbury St

Alexander Graham Bell, a BU professor from 1874 to 1879, invented the telephone in 1876 after having his research on a new device for transmitting speech funded by BU. He appears here at a 1916 BU reception marking the 40th anniversary of his invention. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Bell In Hand Tavern

The Tavern has been around since 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and students, it quickly became the most famous alehouse in the city. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Union Oyster House

The Union Oyster House, located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, enjoys the unique distinction of being America's oldest restaurant. This Boston fixture, housed in a building dating back to Pre-Revolutionary days, started serving food in 1826 and has continued ever since with the stalls and oyster bar, where Daniel Webster was a constant customer, in their original positions. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

What's included

  • Play offline: you DON'T NEED an internet connection to play this city game
  • This is the safest tour you can book: private, no human contact, you will avoid crowds.
  • This tour is always available to book. We are open 24/7, every day of the week.
  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later

What's excluded

  • A physical tour guide

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • IMPORTANT! To start the game, please contact us here: https://www.tidio.com/talk/questo, and give us your email address in order to unlock the activity for you.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

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