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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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Boston, United States
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
  • Walking tour of Boston's Freedom Trail
  • Learn about American history from your guide
  • See landmarks including Boston Common and Faneuil Hall
  • Perfect for history lover, first-time visitors, and families
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70-Minute Walking Tour of Boston's Freedom Trail
Pass attractions and landmarks like Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, and Boston Common.
Gratuities
28 State St , 28 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Departure Point: NW corner of State and Congress Streets, outside 28 State Street (Citizens Bank Building) and across from the Old State House. Note that this tour does not return to the Starting Point.

10:00 AM
Brewer Fountain , Freedom Trail, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Meet your guide and group at a central location to kick off the tour.

Journey from the Old State House to the new State House, with stops at the site of the Boston Massacre, Park Street Church, King's Chapel, and more along the way. Whether you're a first-time visitor, history lover, or just want to enjoy some time outdoors, this tour is the perfect way to see the city.

You also have time to explore the Old South Meeting House, Old Granary Cemetery, Old City All, and the First Schoolhouse, plus the Old Corner Bookstore where Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Dickens, and other famous authors once gathered.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Great overview
Sirin_S
, Jun 2022
It was perfect. Short and sweet. Out tour guide Allen was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Perfect is actually pretty good, so thank you very much. That was a good group!
star-5
Great guide
Paul_M
, Apr 2022
Very knowledgeable guide who made it a memorable trip our guide engaged everyone including our 11 year old
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Our goal is always to make it memorable.
star-3
There wasnt as much about...
Carrie_G
, Apr 2022
There wasnt as much about freedom trail history as i would have expected but was still a good experience
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
This tour covers the Freedom Trail Sites between Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill. It also includes Boston's founding prior to the Revolution as well how the architecture and culture related to all that. I am not sure what more you expected. Could you please articulate?
star-3
The tour guide asked...
Digna_P
, Mar 2022
The tour guide asked another $15 each of us as payment for the half of the tour. After the tour, we gave him $40 in cash then we asked him where we could catch the trolley bus for our next tour, he instructed us to go to a direction opposite to the place how to catch the trolley bus.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
The tour you signed up for is the 70-minute Downtown Freedom Trail Tour ending at Boston Common. Some folks do continue on from there to Back Bay via Beacon Hill, which is an additional $15 if you did not sign up for that in advance. It was not "half of the tour" you signed up for. It seems that you enjoyed the tour since you tipped $10 in addition. I am not quite sure what transpired with getting to your other subsequent tour, but I apologize if you got lost.
star-5
Fun!
Sabrina_H
, Dec 2021
This was so fun and our tour guide was great! He was very knowledgeable and made it fun! Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Fun and knowledge go together very well. Thank you for your input!
star-5
Alan brought the whole...
Sydney_H
, Dec 2021
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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
It is great when history comes alive for younger folks. Thanks for sharing that!
star-5
History brought to life, with humour
Kelvin_S
, Dec 2021
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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
All the magic and results of a great tour. Appreciate your inputs.
star-5
Excellent Tour at a Reasonable Price
Tasha_O
, Nov 2021
Our guide was excellent. I appreciated his thoroughness and charm. He did an excellent job at explaining the history in simple terms as well as tying it into modern times such as how Boston celebrates the historical moments now. He brought a sense of humanness to the historical facts as well as provided a level of historical perspective which I often miss in reading or in other tours. We visited many places on the tour which brought much context into our overall stay in Boston. It was easy to locate the guide and we lingered at the first stop probably the longest to to give late arrivals time to catch up. I thought the tour was very reasonability priced based on what we got. We spent 70 minutes go through much of downtown and had the option to pay $15 more to continue with the 2-hour tour that went past the Boston Commons.
star-5
Make sure it is Andrew
mom31982
, Nov 2021
Andrew was AWESOME! This was educational as well as humorous, I’d tour with him anytime. This was a good tour
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Andrew does a great job!
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Janet_R
, Nov 2021
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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Appreciate your comments. What differentiates us is the added feature of architecture which we try to keep as part of the historic context. The "current day" dress is meant to indicate we have today's vision in looking at the history.
star-5
Great tour!
Virginia_R
, Oct 2021
Really made a difference that it was a small group. Guide was really knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We try to limit size so everybody can hear.
star-5
Our guide, Alan was...
Peggy_P
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Alan was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I enjoyed the walking tour and learning about the history of Boston.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks. I enjoy giving them as well!
star-4
Boston freedom walk
Marylou_R
, Sep 2021
Good experience Guide was knowledgeable Difficult to hear at times and would have been beneficial if he had a microphone
star-5
Must do in Boston
Brenda_P
, Sep 2021
The stories shared, the fun whit… Lots of great information. Very knowledgeable. Just the perfect amount of time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Glad that this tour suited you!
star-5
Worth it for historical context
Sarah_I
, Aug 2021
Extremely glad we did the guided tour instead of just walking the trail. It brought history to life and gave more insight than you’ve ever read about!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for those encouraging words and message!
star-5
Fun and knowledgeable
Olesya_M
, Jul 2021
Very fun tour guy! Lots of clever jokes and interesting related information, not to mention that it was very educational lecture
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Appreciate your comments. That was a fun tour group.
star-3
Not really what I wanted
LeAnne_S
, Jul 2021
The guide was a nice guy - had been doing this sort of tour for a while. I guess I was expecting a bit more comprehensive experience with a story to go along with it. It was more just tidbits of things as we passed - definitely was not a Freedom Trail tour. It had a few of the sites along the Trail but a lot of it had nothing to do with the actual Freedom Trail. I would say have the sites we stopped at weren't even official FT sites.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We do include a lot more than the "official": Freedom Trail Sites, including sites and stories of the founding of Boston, more of current history and pointing out some significant architectural and cultural points of interest. We also try and weave all that into a cohesive fabric with stories relating them. I am sorry that it included more than you were expecting and was not what you wanted.
star-5
Great guide
Jerry_M
, Jun 2021
Tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Would definitely recommend. I wish we knew there was an extended version of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Glad you enjoyed the tour. Next time you hear of an additional option, ask the question on how to do that. It would have been easy to extend the tour if you wished. We would have loved to have you on the tour for longer.
star-5
Informative & fun!
Ericka_RCarter
, May 2021
This was such an informative and fun tour! Our guide was great and kept things lively. We had a teenager and two 11yr olds and they even said they had a good time. Thank you so much for the tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Just the way it was supposed to be! Thanks so much for that wonderful feedback.
star-5
Great Tour!
Diane_R
, May 2021
We enjoyed our tour immensely. Our guide was very informed and made the experience so interesting. We came away with a great deal of American History and enjoyed every minute!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
This makes it all worthwhile.....

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