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The Freedom Trail Foundation's walking tour guides share revolutionary history tales at 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites.

Experience an Official Freedom Trail® Tour in Boston with the Freedom Trail® Foundation and Go City

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass and get a voucher to present to your guide.
  • The pass includes this 90-minute tour led Freedom Trail Players® dressed in 18th-century costume.
  • Groups of 10 guests or more are not permitted on public tours, and need to make arrangements for a private tour by calling (617) 357-8300 (Go City attraction passes are not valid for private tours).
  • Don't forget to check out the other attractions included with your pass.

The Freedom Trail Foundation® Walk into History Tour ticket includes a 90-minute, one-mile Boston historic city tour led by 18th-century costumed guides who bring history to life.

Follow Boston's world-famous red brick path and hear over 250 years of history come to life.

On this walking tour, you will pass Boston's historic sites and meet 18th-century costumed guides.  You'll see 11 historic sites, such as Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, the Boston Massacre Site, and King’s Chapel.

Famous patriots such as Josiah Quincy, Henry Knox and Phillis Wheatley tell you their own stories and share lively anecdotes about the places, events, and drama of the American Revolution and beyond.

Where is the Freedom Trail in Boston?

The Freedom Trail is located in downtown Boston and begins on Boston Common. As seen on Freedom Trail maps, the trail extends for 2.5 miles, ending in Charlestown at the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument.

Boston Freedom Trail Foundation® Walk into History Tour highlights

Boston Common – the 'Central Park' of Boston. Dating back to 1634, it's the oldest public park in the United States.

Massachusetts State House – the current state capitol and house of government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the affluent Beacon Hill neighborhood. You'll recognize it by its prominent, gold-domed roof.

Park Street Church – founded by former members of the Old South Meeting House, this church features a 217-foot steeple that stands out among the skyscrapers of the Financial District. It was used to store gunpowder during the War of 1812.

Granary Burying Ground – a cemetery founded in 1660, and the resting place for three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Paul Revere, and the five victims of the Boston Massacre.

King’s Chapel Burying Ground – the oldest cemetery in the city, founded in 1630, and the final resting place of John Winthrop, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s father, and Mary Chilton - the first European woman to step ashore in New England.

Old Corner Bookstore – formerly the home of Anne Hutchinson, an accused heretic. It was subsequently a meeting-place for authors such as Wadsworth, Longfellow, Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickens, and Wendell-Holmes.

Old South Meeting House – the famous meeting point for the Boston Tea Party.

Old State House – the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and the seat of the first elected legislature in the ‘New World.’

Boston Massacre Site – the place where the American rebellion was sparked by the killing of five civilians.

Faneuil Hall – a marketplace and meeting house since 1742. It was also the site of speeches given by Samuel Adams and James Otis as they encouraged independence from Great Britain.

Entrance into the historic sites are encouraged before or after the tours, which organically go into Boston Common, Granary Burying Ground, Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue, and Boston Massacre Site.

 

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Freedom Trail Foundation® Walk into History Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Boston attractions for one money-saving price.

Ready to start exploring Boston? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

Experience Freedom Trail Foundation® Walk Into History Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: 
Tours depart promptly from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center at the below times only. Tour times and availability are subject to change without prior notice.
Please present your pass at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 to receive a voucher to present to the guide.

Please note: Gratuity is NOT included, in your ticket but highly encouraged. Please let your guide know you enjoyed the tour!

Freedom Trail® Walk Into History Tour Reservations

Reservations are required ONLY if you are traveling with a large group. Groups may be split up to experience tours at different times, based upon availability. Please call ahead to make arrangements (617) 357-8300. Groups of over 10 people are not permitted. 

Specialty tours such as the Historic Holiday Stroll and Historic Pub Crawl are not included. 

For more information, visit the Freedom Trail Walking Tour website.

Freedom Trail Walking Tour tickets help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions.

 

Where you'll be

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139 Tremont Street, Boston, US

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Operating hours

Daily departure from the Boston Common Visitor Center: 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM

Please note: the 2PM and 3PM tours will not run on December 24, 2023. 

2024 Depatures:
Daily: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM

 Tour times are subject to change without notice.

 

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Freedom Trail Foundation® Walk Into History Tour

(617) 357-8300

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