Guided tour

Boston: Historic Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Hub Town Tours
Guided tour

Boston: Historic Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Activity provider: Hub Town Tours

From US$ 39.50 per person

Discover the iconic Freedom Trail, visiting historic landmarks in Downtown Boston and the North End. Enjoy the incredible stories of Revolutionary-era Boston on this tour with a professional guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid large crowds and congested sidewalks on this intimate tour
  • Visit the final resting places of American revolutionaries such as Paul Revere
  • Walk along the Freedom Trail and see Boston's major historic landmarks
  • Hear stories behind the founding years of the United States of America
Full description

Learn about the tumultuous 15-year period that culminated in the American Revolution on this small-group walking tour. As you walk through the heart of Boston, 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. From there, you'll begin your walk along the historic Freedom Trail with your guide. Along the way, learn the significance of landmarks such as the Granary Burying Ground, the Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and more. Your walking tour concludes at Copp's Hill Terrace, steps from the Old North Church. This final viewpoint over to Charlestown provides guests with a view of all 16 official landmarks on the Freedom Trail.

Includes
  • Freedom Trail walking tour
  • Local historian guide
  • Primary historic sources (images, quotations)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission into museums
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Please look for the 300th Anniversary Monument inside Boston Common. Your guide will be wearing the Hub Town Tours logo and satchel bag.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This activity operates rain or shine; the tour is 100% outdoors
  • The 2.5-hour tour involves approximately 2.0 miles of walking
  • The walk covers generally level terrain, with a few stairs on route
  • Duration may vary; tour concludes within a maximum of 3 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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We had a fabulous walking tour with Drew! We completed the 90 minute walking tour which was over half of the Freedom Trail stops. Drew was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and provided so much context to the historic landmarks we were seeing. We would recommend this tour to anyone and it was a great option for our first time in Boston to get a good lay of the land and hear so much historical information in a relatively short amount of time!

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March 26, 2023

“Nick” was our tour guide and he was very informative of the history behind the Freedom Trail. He told it in story form, which allowed us to keep track of the timeline, so much easier. He was able to answer questions we had. We brought our 14 year old grandson, and he was engaged the entire time. There are many tours of the Freedom Trail, and I especially recommend this one. Sue, from Indiana

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March 26, 2023

Julia is an AMAZING tour guide! She was extremely informative and interesting to listen to. She spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear. She provided an educational and entertaining tour. We loved her and the tour. We highly recommend her! Thank you, Jules/Jewels!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 397309