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Boston: Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Boston: Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

See all 16 of Boston's iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single tour with an experienced guide. Learn about famous Americans like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser-known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Start your tour just inside the Boston Common at the back of the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, located at the corner of Park and Beacon Streets. Discover tales of rebels, gangs, and Midnight Riders, with a few cheap dad jokes for good measure. Gain an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution and how the city became a pioneer in the fields of abolition, American education, and immigration. Along the way, learn about the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened. See Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel, the Benjamin Franklin Statue, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, the USS Constitution, and Bunker Hill Monument.

Boston: Freedom Trail Small Group History Walking Tour

Boston: Freedom Trail Small Group History Walking Tour

Learn about the tumultuous 15-year period that culminated in the American Revolution on this small-group tour. As you walk through the heart of Boston with a local guide, you’ll follow the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. Start your walking tour on Boston Common, where the Freedom Trail originates. As your guide leads your small group along the Freedom Trail, hear gripping stories from Revolutionary Boston and learn the significance of landmarks such as Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, and more. Your walking tour concludes in Boston's North End on Copp's Hill Terrace, steps from the Old North Church and delicious Italian restaurants. This final viewpoint allows guests to see the U.S.S Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument over in Charlestown. Guests will thus see all 16 official landmarks that comprise the Freedom Trail.

Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Explore Boston’s sordid past on this “frightseeing” ghost tour of Boston. Prepare yourself for an evening of fun, scares, and ghost stories guided by a 17th-century gravedigger. Your tour guide is dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. On this tour visit the streets where the Boston Strangler once prowled and hear local tales of murder and mayhem, ghosts and ghouls. At Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Granary Burying Ground, depart from the trolley and explore Boston’s two oldest burying grounds on foot. Be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you may encounter as you explore the gravesites of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. Travel back in time and learn about the spirits of notorious characters who lived and died in Boston.

Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once you’ve downloaded the tour, your journey will begin in the center of the city at Boston Common. Here, you’ll turn back the clock all the way to the city’s founding in the 1930s, then learn about the first murmurs of independence from Britain. You’ll get to know the Stamp Act Riots, the Liberty Tree, and much more! Then you’ll head to the historic State House (complete with a dome of real gold!) and find out about the time capsule placed there in 1795. On your way to the Park Street Church (a landmark loaded with history), you’ll stop by the memorial to Robert Gould Shaw, famous for his role in a different war: The Civil War! Then, return to the 1700s and learn what led Britain to levy such harsh taxes against the colonies, as well as how those colonists responded. Then, at the Granary Burying Ground, you’ll have the chance to visit graves of famous figures like Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere! After that is King’s Chapel, the first Anglican church in Boston, which dates all the way back to 1754! Even older is the Latin School, up next, founded in 1635. Benjamin Franklin, Robert Paine, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams all studied here! Then it’s on to the Old South Meeting House, where you’ll get the many ins and outs of the true story behind the famous Boston Tea Party protest. Next is the Old State House, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians! Then you’ll head to the site of the infamous (and oft-misunderstood) Boston Massacre and get the truth behind that fateful night. Following a stop at the famed marketplace of Faneuil Hall (where you’ll find just about any kind of refreshments you need), you’ll see the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway. It may not be an official stop along the Freedom Trail, but this gorgeous urban park is well worth a look regardless! Continuing on, you’ll get a great look at the historic Custom House, one of Boston’s most iconic structures, before reaching Paul Revere’s house, perfectly preserved since his famous Midnight Ride. Past that is the Old North Church, where Revere famously asked for “one lantern if by land, two if by sea.” The next stop is almost impossible to miss—it’s the USS Constitution! This enormous ship, nicknamed Old Ironsides, is enough to make the trip worth it all on its own. Here, you’ll get familiar with some of the old warship’s most nail-biting battles. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Bunker Hill Monument, memorializing a pivotal battle during the Revolutionary War. Your tour concludes here, but there’s lots more of Boston to see, including a bonus tour which dives deep into the Battle of Bunker Hill itself!

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, depart southwest for an evening arrival in New York.

Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Ticket

Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Ticket

Discover Boston onboard an enchanting hop-on and hop-off trolley to see all the historic sights at your own pace. Choose from a 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off open-air trolley ticket, providing access to 9 stops, all conveniently located close to the city’s premier attractions. Friendly tour guides are on board, ready to narrate your tour, and you can join and end the tour at any of the stops along the route. Jump off in neighborhoods such as North End and Beacon Hill to explore further. Take the full 1-hour circuit non-stop to get a great orientation of downtown Boston or explore in your own time. Hop-on and hop-off trolley stops: • New England Aquarium - Shuttle and Ferry - Quincy Market – Faneuil Hall • Paul Revere House - Little Italy • North End - Old North Church • USS Constitution - Old Ironsides • North Station - TD Bank Garden Sports Museum • Old State House - Faneuil Hall – Boston Massacre - Government Center • Boston Common - Public Garden • State House - Beacon Hill • South Station - Convention Center - Children’s Museum

Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

The Boston All-Inclusive Pass by Go City provides you access to over 45 of the area’s top activities, attractions, and tours for a single low price. Enjoy planning your own itinerary while saving up to 50%* compared to the cost of individual attraction tickets. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day pass and visit as many attractions as you like during that time. Take a Trolley Tour, gaze at the city's skyline from the top of View Boston observation deck, or explore the Museum of Science. These and many other options are included in the cost of your Boston All-Inclusive Pass. A free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Below, "(R)" means that reservations are required. Included attractions with your Boston All-Inclusive Pass: TOURS AND ACTIVITIES • Historic Sightseeing Cruise (Seasonal - April to October) • CityView Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley: 2-Day Ticket (Seasonal - April to November) • Fenway Park Tour • Swan Boats of Boston (Seasonal - April to September) • The Harvard Tour • Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour (Seasonal - April to October) (R) • Boston Bike Rental • Hyannisport Harbor Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Cape Cod Canal Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Liberty Ride (Seasonal - April to October) • Boch Center Wang Theatre Tours • North End Boston's "Little Italy Tour" • Boston Historic Pub Crawl Tour • Beacon Hill True Crime Tour • Sam Signature Experience MUSEUMS AND PLACES OF INTEREST • View Boston • Old State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo Ticket • USS Constitution Museum • Museum of Science • Paul Revere House • Museum of Fine Arts • Salem Witch Museum (R) • Boston Children's Museum (R) • Harvard Museum of Natural History (R) • JFK Presidential Library and Museum • Plimoth Patuxet plus Mayflower II or Grist Mill Combo (Seasonal - April to November) • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston • Franklin Park Zoo • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • Peabody Essex Museum • Institute of Contemporary Art • House of the Seven Gables • Buckman Tavern • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (R) • Concord Museum • King's Chapel Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included in your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Boston: History Pub Crawl Tour Along the Freedom Trail

Boston: History Pub Crawl Tour Along the Freedom Trail

Enjoy drinks along the famous Freedom Trail with a local guide on this history tour and pub crawl in one. Uncover the stories left out of 8th-grade social studies while laughing with fellow travelers from around the globe. On this walking pub crawl tour, learn the unknown tales of Boston’s colonial and revolutionary history. Discover how beer played a major role in the founding of the nation, from the landing on Plymouth Rock to the Boston Massacre. Customize your experience by choosing from two different tour options. Pick the happy hour option to enjoy four draft beers or ciders of your choice, one at each pub. Go with the dry run tour if you want to buy your drinks as you go.

Boston: Self-Guided Freedom Trail Walking Audio Tour w/ App

Boston: Self-Guided Freedom Trail Walking Audio Tour w/ App

Discover Boston's Revolutionary history on a Freedom Trail self-guided audio walking tour with an app. Explore historic downtown Boston, the North End, and Charlestown all at your own pace and without the crowds. Simply press start and follow the arrow on the app to find your next stop, listening to professional narration along your way. Head off on a historical adventure through Boston's colorful past with this self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail. Start by walking through downtown Boston and see the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Sam Adams grave, Old South, and much more. Then, continue by following the directions on your app to Boston's North End. See Paul Revere's House, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, Old North, and more to truly get a flavor of what this part of the city has to offer. Carry on to Charlestown to see Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, and more. Best of all, take the tour anytime, at your own pace, and on your own schedule. This tour never expires on your downloaded app, so you can take it as many times as you like.

From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

Come discover beautiful Boston. Have your transportation and itinerary taken care of your while your only job is to sit back and enjoy this stunning city. Explore the best Boston has to offer including: Fenway Park stadium, home to the Boston Red SoxHarvard University Main campus: Harvard Yard, Old Yard, John Harvard Statue, Johnston Gate, Harvard souvenir store.Copley Square: Trinity church, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, “End line” to Boston MarathonBoston Common and the public gardens  Freedom trail: Massachusetts State house, Old state House, Granary Burying ground, Kings chapel, Faneuil hallQuincy Market Start your day in New York City, where your tour guide will share stories of different places on your journey to Boston. Once in Boston, begin your tour at Copley Square, have lunch at Quincy Market and visit Harvard University's main campus.

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What people are saying about Freedom Trail

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4.7
(792 reviews)

Our tour guide was Megan. She was superrrrr knowledgeable and knew the answer to all my questions. The other group didn’t show so we got our own little tour. The tour was filled with different stops and took 2.5 hours. Megan even gave us recommendations on food and she did a very good job handling the crowds around us. I would totally recommend this tour to anyone who loves history. There were things I learned on this tour that I had no idea happened.

The tour was great! Our guide (Mathew) was knowledgeable, friendly and funny! We were impressed with the amount of information we received and interesting fun facts told us by our guide! Highly recommend! Our whole family ( including 10 and 15 year old kids ) enjoyed the tour !

Rosalie was an excellent guide—friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. The tour was wonderful for both myself (American historian) and my young teen (who avidly dislikes history). A winning experience!!

Great tour of a number of really meaningful historical sites in Boston. Our guide Alissa was outstanding- knowledgeable, engaging and fun. Really enjoyable!

The tour was excellent, very interesting and engaging and Matthew was amazing!