CHS tour, Shady Hill school, March 2016

Engage all your senses as you explore the c.1685 Hooper-Lee-Nichols House with costumed guide Daniel Berger-Jones of Cambridge Historical Tours.

  • Ages: Perfect for guests ages 8+
  • Group size: Up to 25 people
  • Cost: Please contact us to discuss pricing

Our tours are by appointment only.
Please contact us at or 617-547-4252 to arrange a tour

Over 1.5 hours, guests will move through five rooms of the house, discussing a different century of its–and Cambridge’s–history in each space. Along the way, you will be treated to tastes, smells, and sounds of the era.

“The Five Senses tour is perfect for engaging students in local and American history. My students were totally drawn in (some of them in spite of themselves!) by the funny and fascinating anecdotes shared by our guide. Using the full range of their senses, rather than just listening to a lecture or watching a video, my students were able to imagine themselves in the rich, multi-layered world of the past. This sensory experience resulted in much deeper learning than can be achieved in the classroom, and moments from the tour continue to come up all the time at school as students make connections to curricular content and joyfully remember the adventures we shared on the trip.” — Patrick Farmer, Teacher, Shady Hill School