Ye Olde Tavern Tours are a unique way to spend an afternoon in Boston. Whether you're visiting Boston for the first time, have lived here for years and want to learn more about the city, or consider yourself a tavern connoisseur, you'll enjoy your time walking and drinking your way through Boston. Huzzah!
Details about Ye Olde Tavern Tours, Fenway
Ye Olde Tavern Tours was conceived by a historian with a PhD in American history. She worked for the Boston Red Sox for 10 years, including time as a historical consultant. She is a Red Sox season ticket holder and loves drinking beer. Read more about Brooke, the company's founder, on the About page.
Our guides are what makes Ye Olde Tavern Tours so special and fun. All of tour guides have strong backgrounds in history (at least a Bachelor's in History and most have studied at the PhD level), so you're sure to have the most knowledgeable guides in Boston. Read more about the guides on our About page. That's us to the right!
What You'll See, Learn, and Drink
We will walk through Kenmore Square, around Fenway Park, and stop to drink in three historic taverns. Your beers are included in the ticket price.
You'll learn about the history of baseball in Boston, the storied past of Fenway Park, and hear about some of Boston's most interesting and colorful ballplayers.
You'll be offered a variety craft beers from New England breweries. Our guides have done a lot of research on which are the best beers to offer (wink).
Note: We do not go into Fenway Park on our tour.
Ye Olde Tavern Tours, Fenway is a guided walking tour that lasts between two and two and a half hours. We'll walk for about a mile while on the tour.
Tours run on Tuesdays and Fridays when there is a Red Sox home game.
Tickets include a beer at each of the three taverns where we stop. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Book your tickets here.
We limit each tour's capacity to a small group of people, making it easier to interact with one another and the city. Ye Olde Tavern Tours, Fenway is limited to 15 people per tour.
All participants must be 21 years of age and sign a liability waiver before they attend.
Where the Tour Begins (and Ends)
The tour begins and ends in Kenmore Square, which is steps from Fenway Park. See the picture of the sign below. This spot is easily accessible by the T (subway). The closest T station is Green Line: Kenmore. Visit www.mbta.com for more information about Boston's public transportation.
Meet your guide in the park across the street from 468 Commonwealth Avenue. We'll be at the bench pictured below.