Join Yale alumni, their friends, and family in a three-night, three-day guided tour of key sites in which the American Revolution unfolded, in and around the city of Boston. We've all heard of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, and been taught about the few who steered a confederation of British colonies into rebellion. Here's your chance to join YaleBoston on an adventure of discovery that will peel back myth and sentiment to explore how the American Revolution really played out in Boston.
View iconic sites and events through new eyes. Tour the Lexington and Concord battlefields where open conflict finally erupted, long after the first sparks flew. Visit Boston's Old State House and dive deep into the triggers and implications of the Boston Massacre. Tour Charlestown's City Square, where Patriots once gathered around tavern tables and the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought. Explore Boston Harbor – home to the most infamous Tea Party of all time – with an eye to what it meant to be a port city at war, and learn about the critical (but largely unknown) role of Little Brewster Island in the birth of the Republic. Learn how archaeology has reshaped scholarly views of Boston's Revolution, and view artifact collections not open to the general public. Look beyond the surface of contemporary artworks and key writings to reconstruct the beliefs behind the actions that transformed a network of British colonies into the future United States of America.