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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
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
star-4.5
$35.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience.
Allan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He passed his knowledge to us in an easy to appreciate manner.
Richard_M, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-5
Great for tweens, teens and adults
Frenchie01, May 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
I booked this tour with 13 year old son and 11 year daughter. Because of Covid, my daughter’s 5th grade Freedom Trail trip became virtual. She loved it! My son had done something similar 2 years ago with his school, but felt our guide was much better. We were very happy with our experience.
star-4
It’s worth it.
Roberto_V, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.
You just have to know where to start the tour and get an idea on how it works on your phone before heading out. A bit of frustration at first, but after a while all went smoothly.
star-4
Fun tour
Chris_S, Oct 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Informative overview of the area, congenial guide, good use of a couple of hours of free time in between meetings
star-5
Our guide, Alan was...
Peggy_P, Oct 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Our guide, Alan was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I enjoyed the walking tour and learning about the history of Boston.
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
Fun, informative and a great time!
Caitlin_F, Sep 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
We had a great time on this tour! It was fun, informative and overall well done. Our guide was a great story teller and did a good job of making the history relatable.
star-4
Boston freedom walk
Marylou_R, Sep 2021
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Good experience Guide was knowledgeable Difficult to hear at times and would have been beneficial if he had a microphone
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!!!!!
star-5
Nice city walking tour!
James_H, Oct 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Would like more historical sites and less of the architectural part, but Andrew was a terrific guide and it was a great tour. Well worth it! They should probably let you know in advance you do not end where you start. We ended at Copley Square.
star-5
flexible
Zyra, Sep 2021
Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.
the flexibility of this app worked for me I could pick up where ever I went. I did the tour with the reverse option.
star-5
Great time
Eva_B, Apr 2021
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour of (Small Group)
Saba was great! Very knowledgeable and had great photo tips. She even took us to a few spots off Freedom Trail that were very cool.
star-4
A Must for first timers in Boston!
Julie_T, Oct 2021
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Very informative and friendly tour guide. The tour was not flashy but our guide was very knowledgeable

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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