It is the mission of Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the history of Cambridge and Harvard to life through entertaining and educational walking tours. Our costumed guides, playing characters from Cambridge history, provide an experience full of humor and stories that make learning history fascinating and fun.
Cambridge Historical Tours was founded in 2011 by Daniel Berger-Jones and Christopher Schultz, both Players on Boston’s Freedom Trail at the time. Recognizing the untapped potential of Cambridge’s rich history, they decided to cross the river and bring with them the enthusiasm and immediacy of costumed tours.
Where Boston’s history is dominated by the American Revolution, Cambridge has a wealth of stories from over 375 years of being America’s first college town. Home to abolitionists, literary luminaries, and of course, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, Cambridge helped to shape our national identity in its formative years. Where there are politicians, philosophers, and collegiate rebels in close proximity, there are countless tales to tell.
I really enjoyed going on the “Fallen Heroes” Memorial Day tour led by Richard Henry Dana Jr. – learning quite a bit of historical narratives and unique gems along the way. The tour guide did a wonderful job at integrating visual, historical, narrative, and humorous features into the guide experience. I will definitely return for another tour in the near future.
The Cambridge Historical Tours offer a fascinating glimpse into the past and makes the participants appreciate the present. The tour guides are dressed in historic garb and portray real people connected to history in Cambridge. My tour guide was engaging, fun, and full of knowledge. This company does a fantastic job, and there are a variety of tours available, from the Harvard University-centered “Historical Hysterical Harvard Square,” to the Harvard Square Ghost Tour, to the Harvard Square Pub Crawl. There is a tour for every age and interest. I highly recommend taking this tour, whether you are a one-time visitor, a student, or even a local! It’s definitely worth the price of the tour.