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Freedom Trail Tours

Begin at 148 Tremont St. Office at 99 Chauncy St., #401, Boston, MA 02111
617-357-8300
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Ranked #10 of 142 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers official tours led by colonial guides who... more » Owner description: The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers official tours led by colonial guides who bring history to life! Tour times available at our website! « less
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I had mixed feelings about the Freedom Trail tour. I'll start with the positives: our guide was EXTREMELY knowledgeable - actually, one of the most informative tour guides I've come across in a long time. He said he had two degrees in American history and I don't doubt him for one second. We learnt a heck of a lot about... More

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Weymouth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Initially headed to Boston Common intending to do the tour by ourselves with my trusty guidebook. If so inclined there is a helpful red line painted on the floor to take you round the whole trail but I would say that without the insight of the guide it would have been fairly meaningless. On arrival we saw numerous tours wandering... More

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South of Houston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I have learned the hard way to take the tour and not just rely on your personal research. The tour guide is dressed in clothes of the time. Our guide was very engaging, funny and willing to answer any and all questions. This would be a great tour for ALL ages. I learned so much. It was about 90 minutes.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This walking tour is very easy walking with lots of stops. Guides dressed in period clothing and told so many behind the scenes stories about Paul Revere and others. There were probably 30 in our group but he spoke loudly and waited for US to gather around. Much better than trying to walk along and read facts on your phone.

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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A "friend" of Samuel Adams, William Mollineaux, was the tour guide for our Freedom Trail guided tour on Friday, October 17. He was most assuredly the best tour guide I have had the experience of meeting. He had personality, the ability to work with people, lots of information about the subject matter, and acting ability. He was not only enjoyable... More

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Adelaide
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A must for anyone with even a slight interest in history. Our guide was dressed in character and, as a university lecturer in history, does the tours in his spare time. We could tell he was very passionate about the history of Boston. The tour takes approximately 90 minutes and starts in Boston Common. We walked to 11 of 16... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I used to live in Boston - my sister lives there now - and I was with a friend who was there for the first time. We all absolutely loved the tour! Our guide was Isaiah Thomas. He was so knowledgeable, funny, interesting... my only regret is that we didn't have time to also do the "North End" tour. We... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Historically dressed guides lead you on a 1.5 hour walk around some of the most important sites in Boston's, and America's, history. Our guide was very knowledgable and engaging. A great way to learn about the Revolution.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had some friends stop in from the west coast who wanted to see the historical side of Boston. We chose the Freedom Trail as it was a beautiful New England fall day. We had Mike, his real name, as a tour guide who was a British Artillery officer. He was fantastic. He held everyone's attention the entire tour which... More

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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I chose the Freedom Foundation paid tour ($12) as my guide for this experience. Our guide Jerimiah Poope (his real name) was obviously a polished actor and tour guide, extremely funny and knowledgeable. We covered all the basics on about half the trail in two and a half hours, you can do the balance yourself or take another tour. Oh... More

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