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Boston Freedom Trail Daily Walking Tour

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The Tour of The Freedom Trail

From $25.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
  • Stroll a section of the Freedom Trail that’s densely packed with sites
  • Costumed guide shares stories from Boston history
  • Convenient departure point is easy to reach with public transit
  • Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Professional/Local Tour Guide
  • See top Boston sites such as the State House, Granary Burial Ground, and Paul Revere House!
  • Gratuities

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End point

  • Paul Revere Mall, Boston, MA 02113, USA

What To Expect

Join a guided walk along Boston’s Freedom Trail, starting from a central location that’s well-served by public transport. The walking tour beats bus tours for up-close views of significant historical sites, such as the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, and Granary Burying Ground.

During the tour, your guide, dressed in period costume, offers entertaining commentary on Boston’s role in American history, and events that shaped the city, such as the Boston Massacre—stories you’d miss if walking around alone.

The tour follows a route past America's first public school, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and a view of the Samuel Adams statue.

Concluding at Faneuil Hall Square, you can finish the tour in a place that’s surrounded by great eateries and landmarks, leaving you in a great position for further explorations.

Massachusetts State House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Park Street Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Granary Burying Ground

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Latin School

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Corner Bookstore (Pass By)

Old South Meeting House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old State House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Samuel Adams

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Paul Revere House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Paul Revere Mall

1 minuteAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • The Granary Burial Ground is wheelchair accessible through a separate entrance. Guests who cannot climb stairs will be required to leave the tour momentarily and navigate to a separate entrance.
  • GUESTS WHO CANNOT CLIMB STAIRS may use a separate entrance to the Granary Burial Ground.Some guests, such as those in a wheelchair, will need to depart from the tour momentarily and rejoin the group within the cemetery gates.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great tour!
Kristine_P, Apr 2024
I was in town for a business trip and took this tour with some colleagues. Our tour guide, Captain Pickles, was very knowledgeable and passionate about history. He was a great story teller weaving story’s throughout the whole tour!
The Other Mother Goose
Melissa_O, Apr 2024
The guide was very engaging. The 2 hours flew by. Learned so much and would definitely go again and/or recommend to friends.
Freedom Trail great experience
Nicole_L, Apr 2024
We toured with Captain Pickles. He was very friendly and informative, we would tour with him again. Very pleasant person..
Captain Pickles is no joke!
Ann_P, Apr 2024
i live in Massachusetts, and have always felt very connected to our American history, but did learn some new details relating to some of the most pivotal events in our history.
Unable to find the tour I paid for.
Laura_C, Apr 2024
There was no way to identify this tour from other operators in the same area. There was nothing marking that you were at the address since Boston Commons covers a very large area. I asked several people where 120 Tremont Street was located since this is the first time I’ve been to Boston. A street department worker told me I was at the location. I asked walking tour bender if I was in the right location and showed my ticket. He pointed me to another group down the way, and they pointed me to yet another group. That group was starting the tour and I did not have time to show my ticket. It was a wonderful tour, but at the end, I found I had joined the wrong tour and not the one I paid for. The tour company really needs to have a better way of identifying their group so out of towners like me can locate them.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
There was an online booking issue out of our control all is fixed
Great tour. Highly recommend
Joshua_R, Apr 2024
Duo was a great guide. We were entertained and educated. Thank you for a memorable tour. Highly recommend.
Great tour
Mark_W, Apr 2024
Duo gave a great tour! He’s a true student of history with many extra interesting stories to tell. He covered the basics of the revolutionary period well and had lots of insights and additional details we hadn’t heard before.
Good
Albert_K, Apr 2024
Was good but the bells in the area ruined the experience a bit. Couldn’t hear the guide too well because of this.
This tour would have been substantially better with a different guide.
Ralph_A, Apr 2024
The guide needed much more training!!! She told me twice that John Quincy Adams was the 4th President of the USA! She also told our group that Mary Chilton was the ONLY woman on the Mayflower. These are both incorrect and wildly inaccurate!!!! I spoke with her while walking from one historical point to another and she told me she had a Masters Degree in History from Harvard. I find that very hard to believe. Her mic didn't work so hearing her was very challenging. Her hat (part of her colonial costume) did not fit properly and she was constantly having to adjust it. I found her storytelling and knowledge very limited and non-creative. She did not handle questions well. It was rather disappointing overall.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your feedback we will address issues presented
A must see Tour in Boston
Meredith_P, Mar 2024
Elena was incredible! We really enjoyed our tour and she made it even better. Very informative and we learned a lot.
Informative and knowledgeable
Nick_T, Mar 2024
Informative and serious about the Freedom trail history with a touch of modern commentary. Kept things on pace.
Slightly longer than expected!
Rebecca_C, Mar 2024
Very fun and informative tour! Was confused as it lasted 30 minutes longer than it was supposed to. If you plan accordingly, you’ll be fine!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello, we are adjusting to a newer route that includes another stop sorry for the longer than usual time
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Chuck_G, Mar 2024
TD Garden for Bruins and Celtics was awesome! Captain Pickles did a great job on Freedom Trail tour Stop at Cheers was enjoyable also!
Great time in Boston.
Josue_P, Mar 2024
We had a great time listening to the stories and walking around to the freedom trail. Lost of history and walking here. They made it fun and entertaining. Boston is a beautiful city, everyone was very friendly and willing to help.
Capt. Pickles was a...
Eric_D, Mar 2024
Capt. Pickles was a fantastic host and tour guide, entertaining, witty, informative, extremely knowledgeable and humorous.
Great experience. I learned so much!
Courtney_C, Mar 2024
Captain Pickles is a true history buff, as well as passionate about people’s liberty. The tour was engaging and informative. He had so many great stories to share with us.
Captain Pickles was amazing!!!
Josh_C, Mar 2024
Really enjoyed the gravesites and Paul reveres house! I had an amazing time with my kid and some of my friends…
Great and informative tour
Nicola_B, Mar 2024
I did this tour with a friend visiting Boston and we loved it! It was very informative and I learned a lot about Boston’s history I didn’t know previously. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and played into his character very well. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn more about Boston’s history!
Great Tour Guide
Roger_A, Mar 2024
The guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. He also threw in some humor. I would recommend this experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you very Much Tim
Very historic tour, but wanted more
Joel_P, Jan 2024
I expected more of the tour. The guide never mentioned the brick trail. He did mention Paul Revere but I thought it would be more of his ride. In the cemetery he bypassed a couple of the headstones because another group was there first. We were there while it was raining. Not sure if that’s why it was rushed? I would like to take it again in better weather.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for the feedback
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