Guided tour

Boston's Official Freedom Trail Walk Into History® Tour

Activity provider: Freedom Trail Foundation
Guided tour

Boston's Official Freedom Trail Walk Into History® Tour

Activity provider: Freedom Trail Foundation
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From US$ 17 per person

Likely to sell out

Walk through history along the Boston Freedom Trail's famous red line to experience some of the most seminal landmarks of America's revolutionary founding. Walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers to and from Faneuil Hall and Boston Common.

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Printed voucher required
Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • See Boston Common, America's first public park
  • Pay respects to the victims at the Boston Massacre site
  • Visit the Granary Burying Ground, the final resting place of Paul Revere
  • See the site of the oldest public school in the United States
Full description
Walk in the footsteps of the patriots Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Crispus Atticus, and John Quincy Adams as you explore Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail. Hear tales of the brave Bostonians and the small band of patriots who dared to challenge the strongest power of the 18th century. Listen carefully in the precincts of Faneuil Hall and hear the echoes of patriotic orators like Samuel Adams and James Otis advocating independence and revolution in the name of liberty. Remember the blood in the snow outside the Old State House on the night of the Boston Massacre, and enjoy the green serenity of Boston Common, America's oldest public park. Hear tales of the bravery, tenacity, and human frailty of the men and women whose outrage planted the seeds of representative government in the fertile soil of a new land as your knowledgeable, period-costumed guide navigates your party through a veritable living museum of American history. Eleven of the sixteen official Freedom Trail historic sites are featured during the 90-minute tour (approximately 1 mile) along the unique, red-lined, urban walking trail with plenty of time for questions and photographs. To experience a different spin on this iconic tour, try the Reverse Walk Into History option.
  • Walking tours include 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites (Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel & King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston Latin School site/Benjamin Franklin statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre site, and Faneuil Hall.)
  • 18th-century costumed guides
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Entrance to Freedom Trail sites that charge admission fees (Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Old North Church, and Paul Revere House, where you can buy tickets at the door)
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

139 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Walking tours leave every hour on the hour on a daily basis from Boston Common Visitor Information Center, and every hour on the half-hour on a daily basis from the ArtsBoston booth at Faneuil Hall.
  • There is no need to specify a date/time. With your ticket, you are guaranteed a spot on one of the Freedom Trail Foundation tours any date any time.
  • Tickets must be printed in order to be accepted; sorry no mobile (phone/laptop) tickets are accepted at this time. If you cannot make the tour on your designated day, every effort will be made to accommodate you on an alternate date.
  • Tour times are subject to change with little notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 535 reviews

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We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was funny, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He answered any questions that we had. The tour was well managed with a balance between walking and talking. My sister has bad knees for to an operation and she was able to complete the tour without any complaints or pain. We love history tours and this was a gem!

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November 11, 2019

The tour, and particularly the tour guide, Mr J Poope, was excellent. Our guide was erudite, witty, extremely knowledgable, personable and is to be highly commended. The ares visited were relevant to the history the area & to the formation of the nation, and both my wife and I were extremely satisfied with our tour, and particularly, with the guide.

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October 21, 2019

We had originally booked for 4pm but they let us take the 3pm tour. The tour was interesting. You should plan on walking through the crowded city. The starting point was easy to find. The only issue I had was the group was too large and others that had not paid for the tour attached themselves and enlarged the group.

September 30, 2019

Product ID: 29490