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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
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Great tour! The guide was...
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.
Erin_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-4
Beautiful Architecture on Beacon Hill
patriciah_b, May 2022
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
It was very interesting! Got to see and learn about the beautiful architecture of Boston & where some of the rich and famous lived on Beacon Hill.
star-5
Awesome Tour Guide
Ashley_C, May 2022
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Our tour guide, Alan, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and gave recommendations on what to do aground the city.
star-5
Fun!
kinch1977, May 2022
Boston Freedom Trail Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Very fun hunt. We were Amazing Race fans celebrating a birthday. The clues and quests and puzzles were challenging and fun. Great day in Boston!
star-5
Fun and entertaining
Julie_T, Apr 2022
Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
Our guide Alan was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He kept our family (including two teenagers) entertained for the entire tour. Fun tour!
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
Entertaining and Informative!
Jennifer_M, Feb 2022
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
It was a chilly and windy February morning, but we still thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Our guide, Alec, was entertaining and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the historic sites during the freedom trail portion of the tour. We loved walking through Beacon Hill and Back Bay, and found ourselves spending the afternoon there after the tour was over. We highly recommend this experience!
star-5
Fabulous Boston walking and photo tour
Kelly_O, Apr 2022
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
Thank you so much to Saba for a wonderful tour. Saba is full of amazing information about Boston. We had such a fabulous time. She also helped us take very unique and creative photos of Boston that are great treasures from our trip. She would give us tips on what settings for our camera to get the best photos - invaluable information we will take with us on future trips. We look forward to booking another tour with Saba again.
star-5
Great guide
Paul_M, Apr 2022
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
Very knowledgeable guide who made it a memorable trip our guide engaged everyone including our 11 year old
star-5
Best way to do a guided tour
Richa_B, Apr 2022
Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour
This was a very detailed and fun experience! We got the experience of a guide without having to keep up with a group. Best situation!
star-5
AMAZING!
Elias_D, Apr 2022
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
This tour was wonderful! Saba is the best for sure. We had already gone on a few different tours, so she had customized it so we did not repeat the attractions. The insight she had was fantastic and the places we visited were absolutely gorgeous. We highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Great way to see Boston
Erin_J, Apr 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
Great day walking at my own pace. I like the option to Dig Deeper if want to. The narration is entertaining. The app kept backing up to previous stops which was frustrating. All in all, though, I definitely prefer this to touring with a group!
star-5
Great self guided tour
Justin_S, Mar 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
Great navigation prompts as you are waking. Great historical information. It is easy to pause and restart where you left off. Can go as basic or as in depth as you wish.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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