The Bostonians Tour:
Starting in the Back Bay of Boston, choose from a variety of stops including famous Newbury Street, Copley Plaza, or the Prudential center and make your way over to Beacon St. to view the Gibson House Museum (http://www.thegibsonhouse.org/). Then stroll along Boston Common to the Athenaeum (http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/) a library where feminists flocked to learn and to prove men were not obsolete to them and they should be treated as equals. Now you are in the Beacon Hill area of Boston (http://www.beaconhillonline.com/index.htm ), full of charm explore the streets or the common further.
Moby Dick Tour:
New Bedford is the former “Whaling Capital of the World” and is preserved today through the New Bedford Whaling Historical Park. The New Bedford Whaling Historical park (http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm), is a 13 block area of downtown adjacent to the waterfront, it is the full Moby Dick experience. To learn more about the whaling and boating culture venture to the New Bedford Whaling Museum (http://www.whalingmuseum.org/).
Captain’s Courageous Tour:
Start off on a schooner adventure(http://schooner-adventure.org/)or take the harbor tour
(http://www.capeannharbortours.com/) to get the mood set for this adventure sea story. If you don’t have sturdy sea legs then enjoy the Gloucester Harbor Walk (http://www.gloucesterharborwalk.com/) and check out the ten pound island lighthouse (http://www.capeannvacations.com/Lighthouse.cfm?id=9366&mk=0&ck=177). Venture to Maritime Gloucester (http://gloucestermaritimecenter.org/) to further learn about life out at sea, and the journey and work that Harvey Cheyne endured.
Other Literary and/or Film Tours in Massachusetts:
- Literary Tour of Massachusetts based on Author’s Life (concord/western mass) – online info/tour:
- Literature Tours-near concord (online info about sites to visti):
- Boston On Location Tours (pay money and have a tour guide):
- Stockbridge tour (towards the bottom mentions Nathaniel Hawthorne in one paragraph) other than that it is an idea of how to a tour (has road by road directions) – no tour guide:
- Boston Literature tour: (number 11 is about The Bostonians, Henry James) – good format
- Boston By Foot: Literary Landmarks Tours – tour guide:
- Concord Lit blog about houses (online info):