Freedom Trail Tour

This page provides details of our free Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.

 

Tour Description

Boston’s historic center may be small, but it packs in so much history. From an experiment in Puritan exclusiveness to an inclusive modern metropolis, every street, corner and building whispers stories of the past. The Boston Massacre and the original Tea Party took place here. Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, and George Washington all roamed its streets.

Before you take our tour, read our Freedom Trail Map and Guide for advice on parking, food, and maps.

 

Join Free Tours by Foot as we stroll the Freedom Trail’s ancient streets, past historic cemeteries and colonial stone houses all the while hearing tales of rebellion, war and the independence of a nation. It’s the epic story of Boston’s rise and America’s birth.

Before taking the tour, read up on some of the sites and characters covered on our Freedom Trail Sites List.

Sights we cover on the tour:

  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King’s Chapel
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old Corner Bookstore
  • Old State House
  • Boston Massacre Site
  • Faneuil Hall
  • and much more!
Freedom Trail Tour Boston

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: Outside the Park St. T Station on the eastern edge of Boston Common (map). Tour ends at Faneuil Hall.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)

When: View our full tour schedule.

This tour runs

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save even more money with a Boston tourist discount pass.


GPS Enabled Self Guided Tour of Boston

Can’t make one of our guided tours? No problem, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put them on a GPS enabled app.  We have partnered with Atlantis Audio Tours to provide you with a convenient way to experience our tours.  Each tour offers an off-line option to view the map and hear the audio of each walk so that you don’t need to have GPS maps running with the app.

Here is how it works:

  1. Download our free DC walking tour app on (iTunes) or (Android).
  2. Download any audio tour(s).
  3. Enjoy the tour(s).

Even if you don’t download any tours, you will still have access to valuable information on sightseeing.

Listen to a sample of our Freedom Trail Tour.



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