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Freedom Trail Tours

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Freedom Trail
Taking in 16 of Boston’s most famous cultural and historical sites, the 2.5-mile-long (4-kilometer) Freedom Trail winds through downtown Boston, from southerly Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park, to the Bunker Hill Monument on the north side of the Charles River. The red-brick path and its designated stops, including colonial-era churches, museums, and meeting houses, make for an excellent introduction to Boston and its role in the American Revolution and United States history.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
Address: Boston, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Free
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Boston's North End

Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Enjoy some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including, appropriately, Little Italy on the North End. Walk along the Freedom Trail that leads to 16 historically significant sites, like Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS ‘Constitution,’ to name a few. Visit some of Boston's best pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each. It’s a fun and flavorful way to get to know Boston.
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  • 2 hours
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Freedom Trail Guided Photography Walking Tour in Boston (Small Group)

Freedom Trail Guided Photography Walking Tour in Boston (Small Group)

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Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail takes you on a journey through revolutionary history, to sites where patriots protested against British rule and worked to form a new government. This walking tour takes you to famous sites along the trail, including Boston Common, the Old State House, and Park Street Church. While you walk, your guide provides historical background and offers tips for capturing photographs of these historic sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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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.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

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Get to know Boston on a private 3-hour drive along the Freedom Trail, which crosses through 16 historical locations key to the founding of the United States. Head to landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House, among others. Then take the Charlestown Bridge to the USS Constitution and view the Bunker Hill Monument. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle with your own private driver-guide who shares live commentary about the sights. You select which stops along the Freedom Trail you would like to see, create your own itinerary with this unique, self-guided tour! Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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$267.92
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Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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See all Boston's most important sights in a four hour, private, guided city tour, in a comfortable luxury vehicle. If you value, time, privacy, comfort and would like to have a good overview of the city of Boston at your own convenience and pace, we are the right choice for you. We will drive by or stop and wait at the sights you are most interested in. Our tour is totally customizable and our priority is to please you, not keep a schedule.
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  • 4 hours
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$400.00
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston City view Bicycle Tour

Boston City view Bicycle Tour

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Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End, also known as Little Italy, and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations to United States history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Freedom Trail Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Boston Freedom Trail Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Discover Boston in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure from Boston Common to the Freedom Trail, the North End neighborhood and other real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this capital city of Massachusetts. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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  • 3 hours
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Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option

Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option

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Get to know Boston through its food on this small-group walking tour limited to 12 people. With a guide, you sample seafood, Italian dishes, and other fare as you explore the city's North End neighborhood. Along the way, learn about the history of the area.
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  • 3 hours
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Go Boston Explorer City Pass: Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions

Go Boston Explorer City Pass: Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions

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See more of Boston for one low price by purchasing the Boston Explorer Pass. Save big off regular prices as you get admission to your choice of three, four or five Boston attractions, picking among top city highlights like a Fenway Park Tour, USS Constitution Cruise, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, and much more. An included guidebook helps design the perfect itinerary. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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Walking tour of Boston's Freedom Trail and more!

Walking tour of Boston's Freedom Trail and more!

There are many Freedom Trail tour options in Boston, but why be shuttled on a trolley tour or be limited by the route of a duck tour when you can see it all on a customized, tour with your own private guide. Our options are limitless as we can arrange a custom tour to fit your group's wishes. Our guides are the best in the business with many years of experience. Our tours are fun, factual and entertaining. Never boring!
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  • 3 hours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$450.00
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston North End Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston North End Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you planning a visit to Boston? Our North End scavenger hunt will take you from Long Wharf to Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge through Quincy Market, Old North Church and Paul Revere Mall of course! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the largest city in this eastern state of the United States. Its own population is slightly less than 700,000, but its metropolitan area exceeded 4.5 million in 2017. It is a 3-hour self-guided walking tour you complete on your smartphone.
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  • 3 hours
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Boston Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots (Private & All-Inclusive)

Boston Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Our Boston Instagram Tour will take you to the most Instagrammable spots in Boston all in one day. If you are looking for some history, delicious food and a ton of great photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, local guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 10:00 AM - Pick up from Hotel 10:15 AM - Commonwealth Avenue Mall 10:30 AM - See Fenway Park 11:00 AM - Copley Square 11:30 AM - Check out America’s most photographed street 12:00 PM - Boston Public Garden 12:45 PM - Lunch at Boston Chowda Co 1:45 PM - Faneuil Hall 2:30 PM - North End 3:30 PM - Long Wharf 4:15 PM - Boston Harborwalk 4:45 PM - Return to hotel 5:00 PM - Arrive at hotel
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  • 7 hours
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$749.00
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Boston Walk Through History Private Tour All-Inclusive

Boston Walk Through History Private Tour All-Inclusive

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Our Boston Walk Through History Tour will take you to the most historic spots in Boston in one day. If you are looking for a bit of delicious food, some great photos, and a ton of American History, then this is the tour for you. The morning will start with meeting with your friendly local guide. From there your tour will begin as you start your day walking through Boston and exploring the most historic landmarks in Boston. ==== Full schedule 9:00 AM- Meet your guide Park Street Station 9:15 AM- Arrive at Boston Common 9:30 AM- Arrive at Massachusetts State House 10:00 AM- Granary Burying Ground 10:20 AM- Mesmerizing Kings Chapel 10:45 AM- Learn about the Old South Meeting House 12:00 PM- Boston Massacre Site 12:15 PM- Lunch! 1:00 PM- Faneuil Hall Marketplace 1:30 PM- Go to Paul Revere's House 1:50 PM- The Old North Church 2:30 PM- Walk along Griffin’s Wharf 3:00 PM- Get dropped off by your guide at the Boston South Station
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  • 6 hours
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$279.00
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Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Our Boston Food Tour will take you to the most iconic and delicious spots in Boston all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit of culture, great photos, and a ton of delicious food then this is the tour for you. The day will start with meeting with your friendly local guide. From there your tour will begin as you start your day walking throughout Boston and dining at the most famous and delicious food spots in Boston. This half-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, yummy food and much much more! ==== Full schedule 12:00 PM - Meet your guide at the Aquarium Subway Station 12:10 PM - Enjoy some Boston Clam Chowder near Quincy Market 12:50 PM - Taste a historical favorite and a Samuel Adams beer 1:50 PM - Munch on pizza and beer at the Boston Public Market 2:30 PM - Indulge in a slice of delicious Boston Cream Pie 3:00 PM - Say goodbye to your guide at the Haymarket Subway Station
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

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Discover Boston’s fall beauty on this guided, 4-hour, small-group bike tour around the North End of the city. Explore the historic Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline. Visit the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue, the shores of Jamaica Pond, and the popular, winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Also, see the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park; the famous Charles River Esplanade; the Boston Common and Public Garden and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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$89.00
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Boston Fall Foliage Guided Bicycle Tour

Boston Fall Foliage Guided Bicycle Tour

The Boston Fall Foliage bike tour is an amazing way to see Boston’s most famous spaces with their Autumn leaves - you may forget you are in the heart of the city! Discover Frederick Law Olmsted’s famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. From the boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue to the popular shores of Jamaica Pond to the winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum, this route is a fabulous way to experience Boston's park system. The route is a favorite among locals! The parks are gorgeous any time of the year, but the foliage peaks in color between mid October and early November. This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance. This ride covers many hidden gems in Boston.
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  • 4 hours
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$89.00
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Private Boston North End History & Pizza Walking Tour (up to 4 Guests)

Private Boston North End History & Pizza Walking Tour (up to 4 Guests)

Tour like a Local with a Private Guide! Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this North End History & Pizza Walking Tour through Boston's "Little Italy". See the sights as you walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary Patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and George Washington. During this fun history walk you’ll see FIVE Freedom Trail sites, plus enjoy THREE different slices from some of Boston’s very best Pizzerias. Pizzerias on tour can rotate from day to day, and may include – a slice named in the “Top 25 Best” in America by a Famous Food Critic, a slice from Boston’s oldest Pizzeria with a brick oven from 1883, a “Secret Underground” spot for grilled flat-bread Pizza, or from a restaurant named one of the “Top 10 Best” Italian Restaurants in the World! Bonus Stop at Modern Pastry to finish with a FREE cannoli! See top Boston sites including Paul Revere House, the Skinny House, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, and Copp's Hill Cemetery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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Private 4-hour City Tour in Boston with private driver and official guide

Private 4-hour City Tour in Boston with private driver and official guide

Enjoy this private half day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of Boston. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. We will pick you up from your hotel or place of choice (hotel or apartment) in Boston and take you on this private tour, with your own chauffeur and guide to The Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Market place, Quincy Market and many more fantastic sites in the home of the first subway system of the United States. Once we start the tour, we offer you to visit, amongst other sites Freedom Trail Harvard University Trinity Church Boston Common Massachusetts State House Boston City Hall HarborWalk Faneuil Hall Marketplace North End At the end of the tour, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Boston. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$642.63
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Freedom Trail hours of operation?
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Freedom Trail hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Freedom Trail?