Historical Cambridge Walking Tour, Boston

Historical Cambridge Walking Tour, Boston

If you're a history buff, the Cambridge district of Boston has a number of great historical architectural artworks to visit. Inside the walls of these places you can see history in action and find some great stuff that's not in the history books. Take our tour to discover the amazing facts and sights of Cambridge.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. Watch the video below to learn more about how the app works.

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Historical Cambridge Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Historical Cambridge Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Boston (See other walking tours in Boston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: anna
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Mount Auburn Cemetery

1) Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as "America's first garden cemetery", or the first "rural cemetery", with classical monuments set in a rolling landscaped terrain. The 174 acre cemetery is important both for its historical aspects and for its role as an arboretum. The area is well known for its beautiful environs and is a favorite location for Cambridge bird-watchers. Mount Auburn's collection of over 5,500 trees includes nearly 700 species and varieties....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Elmwood House

2) Elmwood House

Elmwood, also known as the Oliver-Gerry-Lowell House, is a registered historic house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, known for its several prominent former residents, including: Andrew Oliver (1706–74), royal Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts; Elbridge Gerry (1744–1814), signer of the US Declaration of Independence whose political tactics earned the term gerrymandering, and Vice President of the United States; and James Russell Lowell (1819–1891), noted American writer, poet, and foreign...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

3) Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House is a historic Colonial American house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the second-oldest house in the city. The house is now headquarters for the Cambridge Historical Society, which provides tours several times a week. The house was originally built in 1685 by Dr. Richard Hooper as a typical "first-period" farmhouse, although its ceilings were plastered, which was unusual for a modest house. When Hooper died in 1691, his wife took in boarders and the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Longfellow National Historic Site

4) Longfellow National Historic Site

The house was built in 1759 for John Vassall, who fled the Cambridge area at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War because of his loyalty to the king of England. For almost fifty years, it was the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For a time, it had previously served as the headquarters of George Washington. The last family to live in the home was the Longfellow family, who established the Longfellow Trust in 1913 for its preservation. The home was donated in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Asa Gray House

5) Asa Gray House

The Asa Gray House is a historic house located at 88 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a National Historic Landmark. The house was designed in 1810 by architect Ithiel Town in the Federal style for the first head of the Harvard Botanic Garden, and has been the residence of ornithologist Thomas Nuttall and botanist Asa Gray. Asa Gray (November 18, 1810 – January 30, 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. It was declared a National Historic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cooper-Frost-Austin House

6) Cooper-Frost-Austin House

The Cooper-Frost-Austin House is a historic Colonial American house, currently estimated to have been constructed circa 1681-1682. It is the oldest extant home in Cambridge and operated as a non-profit museum by Historic New England. The house was built by Samuel Cooper on land that his father, Deacon John Cooper, had owned since 1657, and was first documented in 1689 in The Register Book of the Lands and Houses in the "New Towne" (as Cambridge was then named). Its original structure...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Stillman Willis House

7) Stillman Willis House

The Stillman Willis House is a historic edifice situated at 1 Potter Park. It is one of the oldest residential buildings in Cambridge, dating back to 1839. Built entirely of wood, on the outside the house shows traditional Colonial Revival style with Georgian decorations on the facade. The building was listed on the National Historic Register in...   view more

Walking Tours in Boston, Massachusetts

Create Your Own Walk in Boston

Create Your Own Walk in Boston

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Boston Museums Walking Tour

Boston Museums Walking Tour

Boston's rich historical past is carefully nourished by the city's many museums. Inside these museums you'll find unique works of art, scientific wonders and many other objects that illuminate the past. Take our walking tour to discover the best museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 km
Boston Nightlife Tour

Boston Nightlife Tour

Boston is one of the most sparkling and vibrant cities for nightlife in the US. Bostonians, tourists and Hollywood stars alike flock to the dance clubs here. Become one of the in-crowd by taking our tour of the best nightlife spots in the city of Boston.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Boston

Kids Entertainment Tour in Boston

When it comes to the best entertainment for kids, Boston's got a winning combination: Swan boats, fresh ice cream, unique plants and animals, delicious cookies and much more. There's also the chance to make learning fun with the use of hands-on science exhibits. Take our Kids Entertainment Tour to discover the most fun you can have in Boston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

With its many historical landmarks and modern artworks, Boston is a city with a unique image. Mementos of Boston's heroes and memorials to world-changing events are found here, as well as some fine examples of art in the open. Take this orientation walk to see the biggest and best sights of Boston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Boston Shopping Areas Tour

Boston Shopping Areas Tour

Boston is one of the top shopping destinations in the US northeast, with plenty of interesting stores to visit. You'll even find high class shops, stores inside historical buildings and places where bargaining is still in practice. Take our tour to experience the best shopping the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Boston Famous Historical Sites Tour

Boston Famous Historical Sites Tour

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA. Its beginnings date back to September 1630 as the "City on a Hill". Through the centuries, the city has witnessed many historical turns of events such as the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. All left marks not only in Boston's history but also on the architectural structure of the city itself. The following tour will help you discover this rich history with your own eyes.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km

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