Cambridge is a great area, rich in culture and history. But how much do you actually know about it?
Sure, you’ve probably been to Harvard Square, walked around MIT or gotten a bite to eat in Central, but that won’t teach you about historic Cambridge. This is an area know for its intellectuals, creative icons, and American revolutionaries.
If you’re looking to get in touch with Cambridge’s past, consider a tour with Cambridge Historical Tours. I recently went on their walking tour of Old Cambridge, and learned a lot about the history of the area. And while most walking tours might be a bit dry, this one was really engaging.
Read on to learn more about Cambridge Historical Tours, and my experience on the Old Cambridge walking tour.
About Cambridge Historical Tours
Founded in 2011, this group seeks to bring the history of Cambridge alive with entertaining and educational walking tours. This company was started by Daniel Berger-Jones and Christopher Schultz, both former Players on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Seeing the untapped potential for Cambridge based tours, they brought their expertise in costumed storytelling and historical walking tours to Cambridge.
Each tour is led by a costumed guide playing the role of a character from Cambridge’s past, providing a uniquely interactive theatrical experience. If you’ve walked through Harvard Square, then you’ve surely seen these performers in their period-accurate garb, engaging with visitors and starting their tours.
Cambridge Historical Tours specializes in not just being informative, but being entertaining. Many of their guides are trained actors, and they make learning history a whole lot of fun.