What’s Open in Boston this Fall?
Ghosts & Gravestones Tours:
All aboard the Trolley of the Doomed for the city’s only frightseeing tour! Boston’s spooky past comes alive as you make your way through the night led by a ne’er-do-well gravedigger and his creepy friends. Meet the inhabitants of a 400-year old cemetery while walking through the dark boneyard. Shiver as you hear stories of hauntings, exorcisms, and the unexplained. Hear the stories of murderers and scallywags.
Old Town Trolley Tours:
This tourist favorite made Forbes Magazine’s list of “One of the Ten Best Hop-On & Hop-Off Tours in the World.” Old Town Trolley Tours offers seasonal specials, knowledgeable and professional guides on every tour, and rigorous infection control measures. Choose a one or two day pass and explore to your heart’s content!
Stop #1: Faneuil Hall. Finished in 1742, the building came to be called the “Cradle of Liberty,” a nod to colonial revolutionaries’ meetings upstairs from the market stalls. The tour meanders through downtown Boston, over the Charles and back, and terminates 17 stops later at the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal.
Trillium Beer Garden:
Unbelievable as it may seem, there were no beer gardens in Boston’s history until 2017 when Trillium Brewery staked its claim on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. On Atlantic Avenue, a short walk from the New England Aquarium, the Greenway is a linear series of public parks, plazas, gardens, playgrounds, and recreational spaces that spans several neighborhoods. A community-invested brewery, Trillium features farmhouse-inspired craft beers and what better way to regroup after hoofing it around Boston than to raise a glass? Bock, stout, lager, IPA, or American Wild Ale, choose whatever makes your garden grow. Might as well take some home while you’re at it! Get a bite from one of the food trucks Thursdays through Sundays. Although the beer garden is seasonal, Trillium has two year-round locations in the Fort Point and Fenway neighborhoods.
This (mostly) brick walkway winds 2.5 miles from Boston Common to Bunker Hill, guiding explorers to 16 notable historical sites along the way. Many interest points on the excursion are free or accept donations, except for the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old State House. Check out the self-guided audio tour and other offerings. Interestingly, the Freedom Trail may fulfill the requirements for the BSA’s Historic Trails Award.