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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
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Andrew was very knowledgeable about the history of Boston and provided good anecdotes. Connected the past to the present well.
Brian_C, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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We had the best time on...
Sarah_M, Dec 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
We had the best time on the Freedom Trail walking tour. Our guide, Alan, was so friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend, especially for first time visitors to Boston!
star-5
Alan brought the whole...
Sydney_H, Dec 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Alan brought the whole tour to life and made it a memorable experience, especially my grandson who was visiting from California and was doing the freedom trail for the first time.
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
I did the tour with my...
Maya_H, Dec 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
I did the tour with my family. It was a great experience for us And my kids. The tour guy brought their history lessons to life. Highly recommended.
star-5
History brought to life, with humour
Kelvin_S, Dec 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Our guide was brilliant, made history come to life for us, great and humorous way of giving information to us. Highlights were the Boston massacre, Mount Vernon, the park and common, finally the church by the library.
star-4
Tour on Your Pace
Mohini_G, Oct 2021
Self Guided Tour Boston Freedom Trail, Audio Tour, 3 tours in 1 bundle
It was a great experience doing the trail on my own n learning the history of Boston. The guide was up to date with today’s landmark of current stores in the old spot. I did get a bit lost n turned around at times but overall had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend.
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-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-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
Guide very informative...
mksissycharternet, Nov 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Guide very informative and knowledgeable ~ I believe Andrew was our guide. He was excellent and we highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Make sure it is Andrew
mom31982, Nov 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Andrew was AWESOME! This was educational as well as humorous, I’d tour with him anytime. This was a good tour
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.

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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