2023 New England Study Tour

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with OnePassion Ministries and Dr. Steven J. Lawson as we explore the historic cities of Boston and Philadelphia together. Experience the thrill of walking in the footsteps of George Whitefield, Johnathan Edwards, and other giants of our faith from the Great Awakening. To enrich your experience, Dr. Lawson will be personally teaching at each of the historic sites visited during our journey. Dr. Lawson will be also lecturing on overarching themes during many of our dining times together.

For more information, including a tour itinerary, rates, and registration, please see below.

Tour Itinerary

September 29 – October 6, 2023

Day 1: Boston, The Cradle of Liberty

September 29, 2023

You will arrive in the historic city of Boston, described
by many as the most European city in the U.S
and the Athens of America. On arrival, take your private transfer to your hotel.
This evening we will all enjoy a special Welcome Dinner and an opportunity
to meet and mingle with fellow guests. Dr. Lawson will be speaking on
the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s throughout our tour.

Day 2: Historic Boston and Newburyport, MA

September 30, 2023

Explore Boston and learn about the city’s transformative past.
You’ll follow part of the redbrick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life.
Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore, and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colorful neighborhoods of Back Bay and historic North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy. Later travel to Newburyport to visit the burial site of George Whitefield, a leader in the Great Awakening and the greatest evangelist this country has ever seen.

Day 3: Harvard University and Pilgrim Heritage

October 1, 2023

Experience for yourself why Harvard University was once one of the most prestigious institutions in the world on a walking tour of the campus, originally established to educate Reformed preachers of the gospel. Then discover Plymouth’s history at the first pilgrim settlement. Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. See Plymouth Rock, the site where William Bradford and other Pilgrims first set foot on land before visiting the Plymouth Patuxet museum. 

Day 4: Yale University and New Haven, CT

October 2, 2023

Travel to New Haven and explore Yale University, one of the most prestigious in the world, as you gain aglimpse into the history and architecture of this famous University, where Jonathan Edwards studied and graduated. The remainder of the day you have free time to explore on your own before dinner.

Day 5: Princeton University and Philadelphia

October 3, 2023

Learn the fascinating history of Princeton University while taking in all the must-see campus sites, including Nassau Hall, Princeton Chapel, Prospect Garden, Blair Hall,  and where Edwards served as Princeton’s third president.  Its cemetery is known as the Westminster Abbey of America. Travel to Philadelphia, where Whitefield preached to thousands. In the Great Awakening, the Liberty bell first chimed, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.

Day 6: Discover the Sights of Philadelphia

October 4, 2023

Gain insights into the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effect it has had around the world during this morning’s sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Explore the Independence National Historic Park, visit its famous cracked Liberty Bell whose inscription has inspired so many to “proclaim liberty”, and see other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.

Day 7: Philadelphia at Leisure

October 5, 2023

We will explore the incredible city of Philadelphia, learning the early American history of this stunning city. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner on the last night of the tour as Dr. Lawson will conclude his series of messages on Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield.

Day 8: Depart Philadelphia

October 6, 2023

This morning, take your private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Pricing

Double Room: $3,900 per person

Single Room: $5,450 per person

What is included:

  • 7 nights at 5-star accommodations
  • Luxury bus transportation throughout the duration of the tour
  • Private airport transfer upon arrival and departure
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 private dinners
  • Any tour-related entrance fees