4 Day Boston Literary Tour

Explore Boston and it's surrounding communities as you take this immersive 4 Day Boston Literary Tour! Get ready to put yourself in the shoes of some American literary greats!

Day 1 You'll See:

  • Faneuil Hall & Marketplace
  • Freedom Trail

Day 2 You'll See:

  • Concord Museum
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
  • Emily Dickinson Museum
  • Olde Manse

Day 3 You'll See:

  • Cry Innocent- Old Town Hall
  • House of the Seven Gables
  • Salem Anthenaeum
  • Salem Night Tour

Day 4 You'll See:

  • Walden Pond
  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Faneuil Hall & Marketplace- Built in 1742 as a gift to the City of Boston, Faneuil Hall is a must see on your trip! Known as the central meeting place for all of Boston, expect to see many street performers, retail shops and places to grab a bite to eat!

Freedom Trail- Every bit of the Freedom Trail tells a story which is perfect for a literary tour of Boston. Along the trail, which spins tales of the American Revolution and more, expect to see museums, a ship, burying grounds, and many other literary landmarks!

Concord Museum- Authors from the past are forever immortalized in the Concord Museum. Discover and learn about literature from the Revolutionary War. While you’re there, check out the illustrated exhibit on the building of the Lincoln Memorial.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery- Concord’s largest active public burial ground is the next stop of your journey. Here is where you will find Author’s Ridge where Louisa May Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne are buried. Pay your respects to these literary greats and enjoy the preserved serenity of this famous cemetery.

Emily Dickinson Museum- Take a visit to two historic homes: The Homestead and The Evergreens. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of Emily Dickinson. The Evergreen is located next door and was home to her brother and his family. Experience what home life was like for Dickinson and let your imaginations soar!

Old Manse- Built in 1770 and called home once by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, our tour lands here at the Old Manse. This is the site where Hawthorne wrote his essay “Nature” and where Emerson and his wife began their lives together. The Manse is now a museum and operated by the Trustees of Reservations.

Cry Innocent- Old Town Hall- Become a member of the Puritan Jury during this masterpiece of theatre. Set back in 1692 during the witchcraft trials, listen to testimonies as you stand witness to a trial yourself! This production has been featured on channels such as the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon and more!

House of the Seven Gables- In Salem, step inside the setting of a Hawthorne novel! Built in 1668 and labeled a historic landmark in 2007, this amazing home has more to it than meets the eye. Discover those mysteries for yourself.

Salem Athenaeum- Your Boston literary trip would be incomplete without a visit to one of the oldest libraries in the nation! From current to historical books galore, this is a true link between the past and our present.

Salem Night Tour- Starting at 8pm, follow your guide through Salem as they guide you through the myths, legends and history surrounding Salem, including the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials. How amazing yet spooky!

Walden Pond- Quite possibly the birth place of the conservation movement, thanks in large part to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, enjoy your time here at Walden Pond. Explore a replica of Thoreau’s single room cabin and roam the grounds where literary legends like Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson used to stroll through.

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House- Finally, let us visit the home where Louisa May Alcott wrote her beloved classic, Little Women. Purchased by the Alcotts in 1857, this building has been mostly preserved with roughly 80% of the furnishing being original pieces of the home. Learn more about this literary landmark as you step inside the novel Little Women!