Protected from the elements, (and ghosts!), you will learn about Old and New Salem. Pass by historical landmarks such as Pickering Wharf, Salem Maritime, the Custom House, and the House of Seven Gables. See sites associated with witchcraft: Witch House, Salem Witch Village, and Salem Willows. See how architecture has developed from the 17th century to the present.
Learn about the Native Americans and the early settlers, including their reasons for coming to a New World. Visit America’s earliest landmarks such as: Plymouth Rock, Coles Hill, and more. Discover what passengers experienced during the original voyage of the Mayflower. Would you have been able to survive if you were there?!
Private Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail:
Arrange for a personal and private walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Abigail has decades of experience interpreting the famous sites and stories of colonial Boston. Enjoy an easy stroll down old city streets with your family or small group as you have fun on this informative tour! Length of tour is customized to meet your needs.
Discover how Cambridge evolved from a colonial town 400 years ago into a modern biotech hub of the world. Hear how renowned universities like Harvard and MIT influenced the minds of America’s great leaders. See sights along Mass. Ave., Harvard Square, Kendall Square, and more!
Lexington to Concord:
Begin in Lexington, travel along the old Bay Road into Concord. En route, learn about historic taverns, homes, sites and townspeople who witnessed the beginning of the American Revolution. Hear about important events and developments across the centuries, including authors like Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau.
Custom Walking Tours Available:
Comprehensive 1 ½ hours – Extended 3 hours – Complete 4 ½ hours
Abigail by Gail
Colonial life for an ordinary family living during extraordinary times.
Boston: Colonial Days to Modern Times
Sites along the way include Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill Monument, and more!
Be Transported Back In Time!
Your host Abigail will guide you along trails that will help you to learn about historical sites, figures, and events that shaped American history. Learn about New England throughout the centuries from an experienced guide from the comfort of your own car, van, or bus. Tours are of Boston, Cambridge, Lexington to Concord, Salem, or Plymouth. Please allow 2-3 hours for sightseeing and travel, with an optional meal at a historic restaurant.
Boston: Past to Present
Learn how Back Bay, Fenway, and Downtown develop from a charming old bean town into a world-class destination city. Gain insight about historical figures and sites that are renowned throughout our nation and around the world. This educational outing is fun and informative!
Perhaps you would like to discover Charlestown. Learn how this unique Boston neighborhood grew from a 17th century Native American village to a thriving city with old-world charm. Discover the preserved beauty of the neighborhood’s architecture, historical significance of Bunker Hill, importance of the Charlestown Navy Yard and USS Constitution, and other hidden gems. Custom-tailored to meet your specific needs.
Abigail as a Historical Appearance
Abigail is available to appear for any venue. Whether it be an event, business gathering, conference, convention, or any special occasion. There is ample opportunity to customize an appearance, just perfect for your gathering. Adaptable to all audience sizes and ages!
Abigail is available for 4th of July Events! Abigail takes you from Revolution to Declaration!
Discover the brilliance, bravery, and battles our founding fathers and young men endured. Learn how in the course of human events, Americans achieved our 'inalienable rights and liberty.' Join Abigail as she personally takes you from Revolution to Declaration; perfect for any July 4 th - Independence Day Celebration!
Abigail by Gail : A Colonial Experience