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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
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Freedom Trail tour!
Very interesting tour - Andrew was a great tour guide! We were most interested in learning more about the specific players and the role they played in the early days of the American Revolution.
William_T, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Fun, comprehensive self-tour!
Ronald_Z, Jul 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
Great comprehensive tour of the whole Freedom Trail. Nice to be able to do it at your own pace. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Great intro tour to Boston
John_A, Aug 2022
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Great introduction to Boston. Great for kids 8 and up. Takes a little over 2 hours. Slow to moderate pace you do not have to be in great shape.
star-5
Excellent Tour with a Great Tour Guide
Jeffrey_K, Jul 2022
Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
Any tour is only as good as the guide and we certainly struck gold with Alan. He was personal, witty, and informative. Not only was he well versed on the traditional Boston landmarks, but he was equally informative about any Boston-related question that you could throw his way. I would highly recommend this tour for the Boston newbies and for anyone who wants to be able to go in greater depth about Boston geography, politics, archeology, and history.
star-5
Loved it!
Lilie_B, Jul 2022
Boston Freedom Trail Self Guided Walking Trivia Tour with GPS and Audio
Wonderful self guided tour l'll highly recommended if you want to learn at your own pace... You can stop and start back on the tour as you please. Two thumbs-up👍
star-5
Fascinating and Unique Boston Facts!
Tricia_B, Jul 2022
Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
We had such a great time learning about Boston! Our guide, Andrew, was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing with cool stories about historical figures, some familiar, but many I had never heard of as well! My favorite part was learning about many women, left out of my history book, who helped to make Boston the great city that it is!
star-5
Great tour!
Amanda_T, Jul 2022
Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour
The tour was easy to download and use. And so informative! What a great way to not spend a lot of money, but still learn a lot about Boston! And at your own pace. I highly recommend it!
star-5
Wonderful
Chuck_C, Jul 2022
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
Just enjoyed seeing all the history and beautiful buildings. Enjoyed all the landmarks we saw. Our guide was wonderful.
star-5
Great way to explore Boston at your own pace
Nicole_A, May 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
I read reviews of guided walking tours offered on viator and a lot mentioned that they didnt cover the full freedom trail. I went for this self guided tour instead, which does cover the whole trail. Very informative and i love that you can do it at your own pace. Took me about 6 hours because i stopped in at some of the sites, had lunch etc. was a great way to spend a day in Boston. If you are in a time crunch you could do this in about 2 hours. 10/10
star-5
Excellent walking tour....
Jennifer_V, Jul 2022
Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour
Excellent walking tour. Super easy. Pause and continue at your own pace. Nice alternative to a guided tour. Provides the perfect amount of historical information.
star-5
Great simple to follow...
Varun_S, Jul 2022
Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
Great simple to follow tour. Very informative and loved the live map with directions. Cheaper than in person tour!
star-5
Great overview
Sirin_S, Jun 2022
Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
It was perfect. Short and sweet. Out tour guide Allen was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend it.
star-5
Great experience saba was...
Jacqueline_S, Jun 2022
Boston's Freedom Trail History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
Great experience saba was great at explaining very well we had lots of fun learning she took us to the most important places
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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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