"The End of Tory Row" - A private walking tour in Cambridge led by J. L. Bell
In September 1774, British royal rule broke down in Massachusetts. Thousands of rural militiamen crowded into Cambridge, demanding the resignation of Crown appointees. Within days the upper-class community of “Tory Row”—seven families bound together by marriage, religion, and wealth—fled to safer places, leaving their handsome mansions behind. This tour stops at each of those houses as J. L. Bell narrates the story of the “Powder Alarm” and the revolution in government that occurred eight months before the Revolutionary War.
John writes Boston 1775 and is a contributor to The Journal of the American Revolution and Colonial Comics. John was also one of the core group that helped create History Camp Boston.
The walk will take place rain or shine.
This is a special private tour, arranged for one of the monthly outings that are part of History Camp Boston. Subscribe to the History Camp Boston mailing list for advance notice of these special events.