Tour of the Innovation Trail

Tour of the Innovation Trail

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Boston Irish Famine Memorial

24 School Street

Boston, MA 02108

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Join us on a 3-hour, twenty-one stop walking-tour exploring the sites and stories that launched our modern world and are shaping our future.

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Cambridge Historical Tours is joining forces with The Innovation Trail to bring you face-to-face with four centuries of breakthrough discoveries in science, medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology—innovations that sparked right here in Boston and Cambridge before taking off to change the world as we know it.

From inoculations to railroad cars and subways, ice cubes to light bulbs, candy to telephones, ether to info-tech, Boston and Cambridge have been on the cutting edge since the 1600s. Walk with us in the footsteps of Alexander Graham Bell, Danny Lewin, Onesimus, Charles Davenport, and the countless other brilliant minds that have shaped our modern lives.

The full trail covers twenty-one stops across our two cities. Visit them all with us on this one-time public tour experience!

The tour meets at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial (at the intersection of School and Washington Streets in Downtown Crossing) and ends in Kendall Square in Cambridge.

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