America's oldest neighborhood is a delightful labyrinth of narrow streets and exotic marketplaces. The walking tour of the North End makes the perfect companion to the Heart of the Freedom Trail continuing on through second mile of Boston's famous historic walk.
A gateway for immigrants from around the world, the North End is also home to the Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, and the Paul Revere House. Isolated from the rest of downtown by the construction the old Central Artery in the 1950's, the North End remains largely preserved from modern development.
Copp's Hill in the North End was used by the British to fire upon Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, burning it to the ground.
The Bunker Hill Monument is reflected in the design of this modern bridge which serves I-93. The construction of the monument itself motivated the creation of the first U.S. railroad in 1826.
Our North End tours include a walk through Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
Upon entering the North End, you will be greeted by the new North End parks of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Walking among the Italian markets and downtown Boston's largest collection of colonial buildings, you'll hear the story of a changing neighborhood from the time of Cotton Mather, to the exploits of Paul Revere, the rise of the Fitzgeralds, the fall of molasses and present day regentrification.