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Boston History

The Story of American History From Its Birth

Boston plays a central role in the story of America. A region swamped in lore, facts, and intrigue. The story of Boston predates our founding fathers and it is one of the most iconic of our collective narrative. In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the great city and from there on, things just took off. 

The Rise of a People:  A Colonial Epicenter of American Progress

Boston quickly rose as a regional hub — a powerhouse for commerce, finance, religion, science, and education.

The colonial era saw many changes. Boston became a beacon of conspiracies, as courts and crowns battled it out and expansion and innovation superseded religious dogma and worship. During those first fledgling years, Boston, like a new babe, stumbled repeatedly. It suffered. From virulent outbreaks of smallpox to an earthquake - 6.3 on the Richter scale - that wiped it off the map. Boston rebuilt after every tragedy, its colonists a willful people — stubborn to a fault.

The Flames of Liberty Are Lit

“No taxation without Representation!.”

The battle cry that ignited our country occurred on these streets. Between 1765 and 1775 The American Revolutionary War seized the 13 colonies and Boston not only had an active part in it but quite possibly a decisive one. Boston is the city that impassioned the rebels and created the Sons of liberty. It is where the Boston Massacre took place. Where the Boston Tea Party was enacted — becoming a pivotal part of our history. The history of Boston is the history of our nation. 

Samuel Prescott, Paul Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Adams — And dozens more –  all called Boston “home.”.

Boston Today

A City Alive with a Beating Heart of History, Adventure, and Fun

Today, Boston is a booming town. A place of commerce, of culture, and one where history is kept alive. Beantown, as the settlers called it for their love of baked beans in molasses, is a lively place. Visitors quickly get a sense of the city’s revolutionary spirit and history. It is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:  a port and mecca for travelers and permanent residents with over 4.

Boston Today Photo
Boston Today Photo
Boston Today Photo
8 million folks living within its borders. 

“We are Boston. We are America. We respond. We endure. We overcome. And we own the finish line.” 

– President Joe Biden

Boston is a thriving community — one with a history in biotech industries, and the highest average rate of philanthropy, per house in the United States.

A place that values its grassroots, Boston is ranked among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. With its vibrant history, its cultural significance, and its interminable entertainment pavilions and offers, Boston is a sight to behold. A must on every traveler’s bucket list.

The capital city of Massachusetts has been hailed by some of this nation's most famous minds for hundreds of years, from writers and poets to celebrities and professional athletes to adventurers and entrepreneurs. Currently, the legacy of Boston continues to be immortalized through its citizens and its visitors.

Iconic and Unforgettable Boston:  

By now, you know you have to visit this beautiful, historic, and exciting city or at the least, add some of the most iconic and popular hotspots to your bucket list. Here's what locals and visitors think should top your list:

  • The Boston Freedom Trail:  Walking in the Footsteps of the Founding Fathers

  • Boston Commons:  Lush, Vibrant, and Spacious Park and Public Hangout

  • Omni Hotel:  The historic, gorgeous, and preferred lodging place of commonplace visitors and the well-to-do

  • Boston's Women's Memorial:  Visit the statues that commemorate influential women who paved the path for women's rights and were a beacon for their future

  • Cheers:  Grab a quick drink or a round at the iconic bar where everyone knows your name

Boston by Junket Photo
Boston by Junket Photo
Boston by Junket Photo

Things To Do in Boston:  By JUNKET

Did you know that the first Dunkin' Donuts was located near Boston? How about that you can drive in the deepest tunnel in America? Or, that as of 1984, there are no Happy Hours at bars in Boston — by law?

Join us in our Junket Boston Experience and get a more in-depth, more secretive, behind-the-scenes look at this great city. Learn about Boston’s history beyond the midnight ride and the Boston Tea Party. Understand why it is such a fascinating history, and why, even Bostonians, still haven’t heard the whole story. From world-class restaurants to awe-inspiring architecture, Boston has it all. 

Hit the Historic and Hoppin' Hotspots

Tag along (and try to keep up!) as we take you on a wild ride, one that gives you the classics - The American Revolution and iconic Boston Irish pubs. Local experts will also detail and walk you through some of this nation’s modern headlines, unsung heroes, and secret local hotspots, including-- influential "wonder women" of Boston history, True Crime investigations (from the roaring 20's to 2020s), and the best ghost stories about Boston's dark history in and around downtown Beantown's nightlife that will make the Boston Tea Party look like afternoon tea with Auntie Anne.

Be part of a historic community and have some unforgettable fun, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience as our professional tour guides make you the main character of every story. Choose from any one of our tour experiences:

  • The Freedom Trail History Tour

  • Boston True Crime Investigative Tour
  • Boston Ghosts Dark History Ghost Tour

  • Wonder Women of Boston Female History Experience

  • Boston Booze and Boo's Haunted Pub Crawl

 

There's a Junket adventure for everyone -- pick yours.

Boston Experiences

Boston Ghost Tour - Photo

Location Marker Boston, MA
Boston Ghost Tour
From $34.00 / person

Boston Haunted Pub Crawl - Photo

Location Marker Boston, MA
Boston Haunted Pub Crawl
From $29.00 / person

Boston Interactive Freedom Trail Tour - Photo

Location Marker Boston, MA
Boston Interactive Freedom Trail Tour
From $24.99 / person

Boston True Crime Tour - Photo

Location Marker Boston, MA
Boston True Crime Tour
From $24.99 / person

Boston Wonder Women Tour - Photo

Location Marker Boston, MA
Boston Wonder Women Tour
From $25.00 / person

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