Our Guides

Gary, Founder and Tour Guide

Gary is the founder of Lessons on Liberty Inc. a Non-Profit heritage education and tourism company specializing in educational programs, walking tours of Boston’s Freedom Trail, and school programs on Boston’s pre Revolutionary War era 1760-1776. Additionally, Gary has created Boston’s only Living History Exhibit “The Printing Office of Edes & Gill” a working colonial printing shop complete with wooden printing presses located in the Faneuil Hall Building.

Gary has led tours for seventeen years along the Freedom Trail and has delighted thousands of adults and school children with his passion for Revolutionary history and its accurate telling. He also volunteers his time to bringing living history to the streets of Boston. He has produced the annual reenactments the Boston Tea Party for the Old South Meeting House, Led the annual Fourth of July Town Meeting at Old South, and is currently serving on the committee that produces the annual Boston Massacre reenactment. He has performed printing demonstrations for the Old State House, The Paul Revere House, and the National Park Service as well as received training and guidance on colonial printing from Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and Independence National Park at Philadelphia. He is a Member of the Board of Directors at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA.

Michael , Tour Guide

Michael  has taught US and European History at the high school level for almost twenty years and at the college level for more than a dozen. He is exceptionally well traveled and versed on European history and has toured Europe several times as a guide for college students. His experience is matched by his enthusiasm evidenced in his tours. 2020 represents his fifteenth year of giving tours along the Freedom Trail. What sets him apart from others is that his tour focus is from an academic perspective rather than simply for entertainment value.

Michael is a Captain of the Revolutionary War reenactment group First Foot Guards, British Redcoat regiment and a member of the Boston Athenaeum. Michael received his BA/MA from University of Massachusetts, Boston in American History and is a Veteran of the US Army.

Bob Miller

Bob, Tour Guide

Bob obtained his BA in American History from North Carolina State University in Raleigh N.C. During his studies at NCSU he wrote on a variety of topics including American architectural history and early native history. While attending NCSU Bob taught decorative arts in the NCSU College of Design. After completing his degree at NCSU Bob moved north to Boston to further his studies at Boston’s North Bennet Street School, the last surviving traditional trade school left in the country, where he studied eighteenth century American furniture making, both studying style and design from the eighteenth century as well as making reproduction period furniture.

In addition to guiding tours and teaching history along the Freedom Trail, Bob also is working as a furniture maker in Boston, creating custom and one of a kind works. He also teaches history and decorative arts at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and fine woodworking at The North Bennet Street School.

Adam                                                                               

Adam is a public historian who interprets the Revolutionary past of New England with a heavy focus on social history, period clothing, hard-driving political analysis, and terrible puns. A stringent focus on primary sources, ongoing research, academic honesty, and hand-sewn buttonholes all drives him to share his energy and research with diverse audiences, in both French and English.
Adam holds a history degree from the University of St Andrews in southeastern Scotland, with a final dissertation focusing on local communities’ fishing heritage and Georgian maritime clothing. He then used this learning in practice when sailing across the Atlantic in 2015 aboard a recreated French frigate, while wearing period clothing for seven months of immersion. Combined with Adam’s upbringing in Massachusetts this foreign perspective informs his passion for Boston’s revolutionary story, balancing it by considerations of the global connections in seemingly ‘all-American’ events.
Adam is also currently undertaking a seven-year apprenticeship in historical tailoring, while wearing the entirely handsewn replica clothing he makes in his public programs. In striving to meet audiences where they’re at with relatable but hard-hitting content in a dynamic way, Adam is proud to have joined the most accurate tour program in Boston today. In his free time he likes being outdoors, doing highly caffeinated historical research, cooking with his wife Esther, and splitting firewood.