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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
  • Discover the historic sights of Boston during this walking tour along the famous Freedom Trail
  • Get a dose of early American History during this visit to some of Boston's most famous landmarks
  • Check colonial-era attractions like Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, and the site of the Boston Massacre
  • See modern Boston as you check out skyscrapers like the John Hancock Tower
  • Great way to get a sense for the numerous historic attractions of Boston
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2-Hour Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston
See popular sites between Faneuil Hall and Copley Square including Old State House & Quincy Market
Stroll through the Boston Public Garden and view the Swan Boats
See Victorian Brownstones throughout the Back Bay neighborhood
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities
28 State Street , 28 State Street, 28 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Departure Point: The corner of State and Congress Streets (outside 28 State Street), across from the Old State House Address: 28 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 Dates: Daily

10:00 AM
Boston Marathon Winners Memorial , 607 Boylston Street #LL, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Copley Square. Note that this tour does not return to the Starting Point.

Meet your knowledgeable guide in the morning across the street from Boston’s Old State House. Take your first steps along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail, a historic walking path that snakes past many of Beantown’s most famous landmarks from the colonial and revolutionary-eras. Check out the stately Faneuil Hall and explore both Boston’s Old and New State Houses before stopping to pay your respects at the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre.

Continue by foot past the Old Corner Bookstore and King’s Chapel before heading toward Boston’s downtown area. As you head into the forest of skyscrapers, catch a few glimpses of the Boston of old along the way, including Boston Common, the Public Garden, and one of the world’s smallest suspension bridges.

Arriving downtown, gaze up at the John Hancock Tower before passing by the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church? Want to feel like a real winner? Make sure to take a ceremonial pass over the finish line location for the famous Boston Marathon. End your trip amidst the beautiful architecture of Copley Square.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston CityWalks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay .

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  • "There is allot of walking so if it's cold, could be challenging but our guide was so entertaining we didn't mind the weather." See review
  • "If you are looking for tour that covers some revolutionary war history and more recent Boston history, this is a great tour." See review

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star-5
Great tour! The guide was...
Erin_M
, May 2022
Great tour! The guide was really nice. I learned so much about the city and it was great to be able to see so much in 2 hours. Definitely a "must do" tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Really appreciate your "must do" rating! We try to give you a broad perspective of the city.
star-5
Awesome Tour Guide
Ashley_C
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Alan, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and gave recommendations on what to do aground the city.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Awesome is Awesome! Thanks!!
star-5
Great way to learn about Boston and see the city!
Rebecca_P
, May 2022
Allen was a great guide. We learned so much and he kept it enjoyable! He kept us moving through Boston pointing out interesting points along the way.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks very much! Glad you found the so interesting..
star-5
Alan is a great guide....
Sensei_S
, Apr 2022
Alan is a great guide. Informative and friendly. Good tour that packs the right amount into 2 hours.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
I appreciate the great review!
star-5
Our tour guide was great...
MARTIN_M
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was great at interacting with the group. He answered all my questions with good humor
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
But of course. We're happy to do that.
star-5
Alan was an awesome...
Theresa_S
, Apr 2022
Alan was an awesome guide! Very knowledgeable and fun! Felt like we saw so much in just 2 hours. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We try to share a whole lot of interesting things on the tour. Thanks for noticing!
star-4
Fun & interesting
Madison_M
, Apr 2022
Alan was very knowledgeable and made tour personable by connecting facts to where people on the tour were from.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We try our best...
star-5
Must Do Freedom Trail Tour
Cassandra_P
, Apr 2022
Great tour guide! The history lesson was wonderful. I learned so many interesting things. I would highly recommend this tour. Would definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Glad you enjoyed the history and other points of interest.
star-3
AM Freedom Trail tour
Patricia_M
, Apr 2022
Nothing too memorable for us…the tour guide seemed knowledgeable, but there was no chemistry there. It was very cold for a 10 am two hour tour, so we ditched half way through and went into Emmett’s for Irish Coffee to warm us up. We finished up the freedom trail tour self guided, and looked up the info on the sites we saw on our phones.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Wondered what happened to you. Sorry the cold got to you. Maybe warmth would have allowed better chemistry for you. Hope the coffee helped.
star-5
Boston's Architectural and Historical Past
JENNIFER_C
, Mar 2022
The guide knew a great deal about architecture, and he dovetailed it with the history of the city, so that was a bonus!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We appreciate that you appreciate that dovetailing of history, architecture and culture. Thanks!

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