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Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail

Daily
139 Tremont St, Boston

The Basics

Visitors can easily spend a full day independently exploring the Freedom Trail’s many stops, but most travelers simply wander the trail, choose a couple sites to fully experience, or join one of the daily 90-minute walking tours led by guides in 18th-century garb to cover the trail and some of the historic sites’ exteriors in sections. (These run hourly, except from November to March when they are less frequent.) It’s also possible to visit via group and private Freedom Trail tours and Boston city sightseeing tours that also stop at other top attractions such as the Boston Navy Yard and the Boston Tea Party site. The Freedom Trail is a suggested route, so independent travelers can choose where to start and end.

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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
star-4.5
$35.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Guide very informative...
Guide very informative and knowledgeable ~ I believe Andrew was our guide. He was excellent and we highly recommend this tour.
mksissycharternet, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-5
A brilliant way to get to know Boston in an afternoon!
Georgina_C, Nov 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.
The freedom trail app was a great way to give me my bearings in a new city and contextualise the various neighbourhoods. Easier to use, versatile- giving the freedom to explore at my own pace. Highly recommend.
star-5
Allan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable
Rosario_F, Nov 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Our tour guide Allan was very knowledgeable and patient. We learned so much about Boston’s history. I strongly recommend it.
star-5
Walking tour
Derek_B, Nov 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
An excellent very knowledgeable guide made this tour extremely interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
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Janet_R, Nov 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Less history of the buildings and more history of the people. Good guide though. Maybe also if he was dressed in costume like the other tour guides.
star-4
Really enjoyed it
Crystal_Y, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.
Loved the walk through the city. It was beautiful and to get the details of what I was seeing was great
star-4
Historic Boston
ElizabethM_W, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and walking through parks and buildings. The local history was impressive.
star-5
Fun walking in Boston
NealA, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
Al was a great guide being both personable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend we saw a lot and enjoyed the walk!
star-5
Great tour!
Virginia_R, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Really made a difference that it was a small group. Guide was really knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating.
star-5
Must book this walking tour!!
Amanda_M, Nov 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Great experience! Tour guide Alan was awesome, gave so much insight around the city and answered everyone's questions. Sweet and funny guy! Can't wait to return to Boston to do more tours.
star-4
It was a nice tour...
OMAR_D, Sep 2021
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour of (Small Group)
It was a nice tour overall. Saba was knowledgeable and gave nice tips on how to take some nice photos.
star-5
I wish it was longer!
Angela_R, Nov 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Allen was wonderful! So funny and informative! I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn about Boston and it’s history! 100/10!!!
star-5
Excellent tour!!!!!!
Marie_K, Sep 2021
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour of (Small Group)
Awesome tour! Saba was a delightful guide. Worth every penny! She not only showed us some great tips for taking possible photographs at different sites, but she was also full of valuable information about the city and its incredible history. We learned so much about the city and also had a lot of fun. Since we were a small tour, Saba was very flexible to catering the tour to our interests. We will return and try her other tours! Highly recommended!!!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most choose to walk from site to site rather than drive. Remember to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

  • Though the Freedom Trail itself doesn’t charge admission, fees are required to enter some of the designated stops: the Old State house, the Old South Meeting House, and the Paul Revere House.

  • Self-guided audio tours are available for purchase at the Boston Common Visitor Center.

  • While the Freedom Trail is wheelchair accessible, some of the sites are not.

  • It’s best to allot at least 30 minutes inside each Freedom Trail site.

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How to Get There

The Freedom Trail is accessible at any point along its length and winds from Boston Common to Beacon Hill, downtown, the waterfront, the North End, and across the Charles River. Many choose to start at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, in the heart of downtown Boston, where 10 of the 16 sites are clustered within a mile-long section of the trail. Several Freedom Trail stops can be reached by bus or subway (locally called “the T”), including Boston Common (via Park Street Station on the green and red lines).

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When to Get There

The Freedom Trail is accessible year-round, but the most pleasant days for exploring are sunny ones in spring and fall. The trail can be walked any hour of the day, but most stops are only open to the public between 9am and 4 or 4:30pm. The USS Constitution is always closed on Mondays, and the Boston Common Visitor Center is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Tours typically do not sell out.

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Things to See on Boston’s Freedom Trail

The trail features Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, the Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground (final resting place of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere), the King’s Chapel and Burying Ground (established in 1686), the Boston Latin School, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall (a popular spot for lunch), the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (with its grand views across the river to Charlestown), the USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Each official stop is indicated by a circular brass marker embedded in the sidewalk.

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