Freedom Trail Tour
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.
Sites 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!
Where: Outside the Park St. T Station on the eastern edge of Boston Common. Tour ends at Faneuil Hall.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)
When: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am.
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.