Pirates & Patriots Tour

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Boston’s waterfront has seen it all, from riotous events of revolution to intrigues of slavery and piracy. Relive them all in the Freedom Trail Foundation’s newest tour! After beginning at the Arts Boston booth at Faneuil Hall, the Pirates and Patriots Waterfront Tour will proceed down Long Wharf and trace the expansion or “wharfing out” of Boston’s waterfront, visiting buildings from the 18th and 19th Centuries as the Freedom Trail Players recount great events that occurred on Boston’s shores. After arriving at the modern day harbor and hearing salty tales of John Hancock’s smuggling and the hanging of pirates Jack Quelch and William Fly along the way, the tour will conclude at the site of Griffin’s Warf where the tea went in to the water in 1773. From the capture of Captain Kidd to the Boston Tea Party, learn how the fiercely independent spirit of New England mariners contributed to the American Revolution!