If you’re a first time visitor to Boston, Massachusetts, orange and green might become your new favorite colors. Trolleys painted in this color are a part of the Old Town Trolley Tours, which will provide you with a hundred minute overview of this 380 year old city, offering a first look at Paul Revere House, the Old State House Museum, the USS Constitution, the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park (where the Boston Red Sox play), just to name a few of the sights.

The Old Town Trolley Tours have been in operation for more than thirty years, and conductors/tour guides will orient you to the major attractions of the city while allowing you to climb aboard or depart to explore on your own throughout the day. For instance, you’ll be able to stop at the Paul Revere House , and examine one of the oldest homes in Boston.

Built around 1680, only 50 years after the city was founded, the home stands as an example of early colonial American architecture. This structure replaced a parsonage of the Second Church of Boston, which was once the home of ministers Increase Mather and his son, Cotton Mather. The parsonage was burned in the Great Fire of 1676. Four years later, silversmith Paul Revere’s house was built.

If you like, you’ll be able to come back to the Paul Revere house because you’re allowed to ride the next day on the trolley for free. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, there is also an added incentive to use the Old Town Trolley’s, and that’s a free Boston Harbor Cruise.

Knowledgeable and entertaining guides, a free harbor cruise, free next-day rides as well as free admission to the Old State House Museum make this an attractive offer. The trolleys also have a pick-up service, so the tours may be accessible from most hotel rooms which you may find by simply checking out this site .

Considering all that you receive, the pricing is quite reasonable — 36 dollars for adults; 33 dollars for seniors, students and military; 13 dollars for children between the ages of 3 and 12; free for children under three. If the tickets are purchased on line, it’s possible to save even more — 32.40 for adults; 29.79 for seniors, students, and military; and just 11.70 for children between the ages of 2 and 12.

To get a proper historic overview of Boston, look out for the orange and green trolleys or simply find your way to the Old Town Trolley Tours site .