Had the good fortune to tour an older family for our faith-based freedom trail tour. Found this wonderful monument to the Boston Massacre on the Boston Common that I have never seen before:Continue reading
Hello dear fans of faith-based tours of Boston. So happy to finally see Boston again in this middle of May with a group of Orthodox Christian homeschooling families. It was strange and very exhilarating to be downtown Boston discussing our fair city’s 400 year old existence. This picture below from Granary Burial Ground demonstrates that we even threw in quite a bit of Revolutionary War material, something I very rarely do. Wish I could say there were tons of tour guides to go with the recently unmasked tourists, but alas, it was just yours truly and maybe 2-3 additional walking tours.
Here’s to hoping for a much more fruitful summer for all who come to Boston looking for guidance of all kinds both tourist and spiritual.
Had a small little summer program downtown today, giving them a customized tour near the Public Garden. Always love an excuse to show off my favorite city!
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