Just want everyone in the world to know that Boston Pilgrim Tours is back in action! Starting sometime in mid-June, our family is moving back to the great city of Boston. Which means that just in time for our 5 year anniversary on June 30, 2018, we will be again offering faith-based tours of Boston. So sign up now for what will be our grand RE-opening in June.
Friend of mine found this etched into a sidewalk in Boston’s financial district. It is the translation of the Latin motto for the city of Boston Sicut Patribus, Sit Deus Nobis, “As God was to our Fathers, so may he be to us.”
Gave my first tour of the 2015-2016 season today in not so favorable conditions. Proof positive that hearty American families still exist who are willing to brave the elements to learn the story of our religious liberty and freedom. Snapped this picture at a graveyard not often visited on our tours, but heavily frequented by the actors portraying the time of the American Revolution, the Granary Burying Ground.
So honored this past fall to host a family whose little girl especially desired a history tour of downtown Boston. One of my best crowds ever, we had participants as young as four and as old as 70. Make it your New Year’s resolution to book a tour for your next Birthday party. Look in the comments section of the tour to see what the mother had to say about the experience. Happy New Year, everyone!
Showed a friend of mine around Boston today. We may be making some new partnerships through many of the contacts that he has, so watch this space for updates when something becomes official. With God’s help, it may bring this tour company to a new level of participation and development, especially in the realm of doing tours specific to certain Christian traditions.
Hopefully we may have something to report by the end of the month, but until then, only a month and a half left until our outdoor tours go into winter hibernation, so book with us today!
Want to give a shout out to the Partnership of the Historic Bostons and their yearly events around the anniversary of the founding of Boston, MA, otherwise known as Charter Day, every September 7. Go to their website and RSVP for some of these great tours yourself.
I went last year myself, and found it very inspiring. Our city is very good about remembering its past in the American Revolution. But we need to be equally vigilant in remembering the Pilgrim Fathers, for better or for worse, in their equally important struggle for spiritual and political freedom.
Did the Faith-based Freedom Trail today with a brand new look. Dropped the wig because Puritans overall hate long hair. Still puzzled as to why Eliot appears in all pictures with long hair. It is definitely not a wig, as he is on record as hating those. My theory is that his long, natural reddish brown hair is in solidarity with the native peoples of Massachusetts. At any rate, my costume is more general 17th century Pilgrim/Puritan. It came off well to be wearing a uniform, even when I was not portraying Eliot. I’ll definitely do it again. Continue reading
Went with my young pilgrims today on a Founders Trail Tour in honor of Boston’s Charter Day, the day when 383 years ago, the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony named the city of Boston, Dorchester and Watertown and proclaimed Boston as the capital of the Commonwealth.
Why have you never heard of such a holiday, while July 4th and our more local Patriot’s Day are well known and loved? The answer is that it was only recently declared by the Governor of the Commonwealth to be a holiday in 2001. Continue reading
I don’t usually like giving tours to large groups, but today we led a fairly successful Faith-based Freedom Trail tour of downtown Boston with a group of 11, and my first child guest! Okay, so it was my oldest daughter who went (age 8), but I was still impressed that she found it all interesting.
The group was from my own Orthodox Christian parish, and enough Russians were present to insist on walking the entire way. Usually to get to the section of the tour in New Boston (Back Bay) and behold the crown jewel, Trinity Boston, I take my guests on the subway. But this time, every one of these hearty souls wanted to walk the full length of the Common and Public Garden.
It was a real treat for me as the tour guide since we were able to pass by the new location of the First Church in Boston, a place not usually visited on the standard Faith-based Freedom Trail. Let me customize a group tour for you! I love the special challenge of a church group like the one I hosted today.