School Groups — Info and Booking

Ben Edwards works with more than 1,500 grade school students on field trips of Boston’s Freedom Trail each spring and fall. Teachers and students enjoy Ben’s unique tour so much that he has worked with the same schools for years — many for over a decade. Ben’s school group programs sell out each year. In 2017 he has elected to expand his offerings slightly. Learn more about Ben.

Contact Ben today to secure one of the few remaining slots available for the spring or fall.

If you are a grade school social studies teacher interested in touring the Freedom Trail with your students, or have done so with another guide in the past, consider the remarkable benefits of working with Ben:

  • Ben is a creative and engaging tour guide. Your students will be intrigued with his family ties to the Sons of Liberty and Paul Revere and the fact that his ancestors walked the same cobblestone streets as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams!
  • During the tour your students will hold and read some wonderful primary sources including rare documents signed by John Hancock and participants in the Boston Tea Party, and original colonial newspapers with ads for Paul Revere’s many businesses.
  • Ben is a children’s book author and gifted storyteller who presents history in a fashion that increases retention, supporting and enhancing the material you’re teaching in the classroom.
  • Each of your students will receive Ben’s children’s book One April in Boston: The Gift of the Spyglass, that recounts the beginning of the American Revolution, as an eBook and an MP3 audio book. Teachers receive the 3 1/2-hour audio book on 3 CDs.
School Groups
School Groups
School Groups

Two Tour Options for School Groups

Boston’s Freedom Trail with Ben (Book this Tour)

This is our most popular school tour. It covers all the Freedom Trail sites in Boston, with a lunch break at the mid point – Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.

The tour includes Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Old Corner Bookstore Building, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground plus several secret spots along the way. Learn more about these tour sites.

Tours inside the Paul Revere House can be arranged for an additional fee.

The tour lasts 3.5 hours (including lunch break).

Children (12 & under) $13
Adults $15 (One free chaperone for every 10 students)

Minimum school group fee is $475.

Paul Revere’s North End with Ben (Book this Tour)

This tour includes Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground plus several secret spots along the way.

Tours inside the Paul Revere House can be arranged for an additional fee.

The tour lasts 1.5 hours.

Children (12 & under) $11
Adults $13 (One free chaperone for every 10 students)

Minimum school group fee is $475.

Ben Edwards is a resource that can make your job easier and your teaching more effective. There is tremendous value in using a variety of approaches to help keep students fully engaged and make learning fun. Ben Edwards shares fascinating stories, remarkable lessons, and meaningful associations to bring history to life so it becomes memorable. Working with Ben can help you inspire your students in a fresh and exciting way.

Testimonials from Teachers and Students

To experience what it is like to work with Ben, view the two videos below.

School Groups Reservation Form

This reservation form is for school groups. For homeschoolers, please use this form. If you have questions, you may also contact Ben Edwards directly.

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