Trip Planner: USA / Massachusetts / Boston / Freedom Trail
Weave your way through the city center, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and soak up some of the country’s earliest history on Freedom Trail. The 4 km (2.5 mi) brick-lined trail passes 16 historical city monuments, including museums, churches, and political sites. Begin your walk in the Boston Common, the location of the British forces' encampment during the occupation of 1775-76. Then head to the impressive Massachusetts State House, which was built shortly after the revolution and now houses state government offices. Don’t miss a chance to visit the site of the infamous Boston Massacre, or to tour the oldest house in the city, the home of Paul Revere. While most visitors choose to walk the trail freely, guided tours and audio headsets are available at the tourist center. To visit Freedom Trail on your trip to Boston, use our Boston visit planner.
Tours to Freedom Trail
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Boston Walking Tasting Food Tour
Duration: 3h 30min
Tours from $99 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours
Duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $68 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
Tours from $45 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR The Best of Boston: Private Half-Day Highlights Driving Tour
Tours from $305 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Boston Walk Through History Private & All-Inclusive Tour
Duration: 3h - 6h
Tours from $349 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR VIP Freedom Trail Tour: Paul Revere House & Old North Church
Tours from $59 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Tours from $52 ›
Freedom Trail reviews
The tour itself was fine. Nick was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the American revolution. He reminded me of one of my old high school history...
The tour itself was fine. Nick was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the American revolution. He reminded me of one of my old high school history... more »
This walk through Boston’s historic sites is an absolute must! The guided commentary is perfect and provides interesting facts without being boring. A big advantage is that you can walk at your own...
This walk through Boston’s historic sites is an absolute must! The guided commentary is perfect and provides interesting facts without being boring. A big advantage is that you can walk at your own... more »
The Freedom Trail is only 2.5 mlles long but we spent all day walking around and still didn’t see everything. There is so much interesting History to see and read. I would recommend spending a FULL day to see everything The trail has 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds from Boston Common in downtown Boston through the North End to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Stops along the trail include simple explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate. While most of the sites are free or suggest donations, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House charge admission.
A fantastic thing to do if you’re in Boston! It was awesome to get to walk through all the major parts of Boston and see all the best sights. Absolutely recommend, especially if you like history and architecture!
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