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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!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in One Day in BeanTown
Begin at 148 Tremont St. Office at 99 Chauncy St., #401, Boston, MA 02111
+1 617-357-8300
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The Freedom Trail Tour was recommended to us by a friend in our home state of Texas. When we got to our hotel- Omni Parker House- they immediately recommended the Freedom Trail Tour without even asking- which solidified our decision on taking it. Needless to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ratfinkbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Arielle Kaplan "Elizabeth Oliver" was a lot of fun. She did a great job making the tour interesting and getting the group involved. It was really cold, but we still had a really good time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did a walking tour on a Sunday at noon. The tour lasted 90 minutes. It was interesting and perfect in length. We stopped at a few spots along the Freedom Trail, starting in the Boston Common and ending at Faneuil Hall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank farrelma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Lizzie Short "Mercy Otis Warren" was great. She was entertaining and full of energy - made walking in the cold much more bearable!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wanyiho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My tour guide was Ben burdick ( I’m sure I’m spelling that wrong, surname was Ryan). Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and personable, I learned a lot, even though it was pretty cold out! Highly recommend this tour for some sightseeing in boston.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thumbelina89316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide, dressed in costume, took on the persona of Lydia Mulliken, little known but important figure during the American Revolution. Our "Lydia" was fun, informed, witty, and played her part to the hilt. The 90 minutes we spent were truly enjoyable. We were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank OnlinePerson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide organized our way through the Freedom Trail seeing the sights and listening to the tale of early America.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative, fun and enjoyable. Took us around important historical landmarks in Boston, providing history and trivia in an interesting and engaging way

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Henrik K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The tour was good. You need to be able to keep up with a group walking or riding. Going up steps is necessary in a few places. Know that there are multiple companies doing these tours. Check with the tour guide as soon as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VegasBobn
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My family and I were in Boston on a recent vacation, and we decided to do the Freedom Trail Tour as part of our trip. We had done it several years ago and decided to do it again for my younger kids, especially. My oldest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from dianner435 | Reviewed this property |
You may pick up tickets in the shop at Boston Common. People showed up at the last minute to get tickets. It didn't seem like there's a maximum limit. We bought the Go Boston Card and found it to be a good value. Freedom... More
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April 23, 2018|
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Response from west0909 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that they cover the EXACT same information, and I'm certain they add their own flair, but I would think that booking both would be duplicative.There are 16 official sites on the Freedom Trail, and I believe... More
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Duck Tours vs. Freedom Trail Tours (2 Replies)
Do the Duck Tours and the Freedom Trail Tours cover the same things? Should we plan on doing one or both with our 11 and 13 year old children in late October?
September 26, 2006|
Response frombostonbased|
The duck tours cover a larger area because you are seated in a vehicle which drives on the street and goes into the water for a short harbor tour. The freedom trail is a walking tour to the top historical sights, and your family can decide which buildings to go into, stop for lunch, etc. Doing both will not be too much overlap. have a great trip!
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Freedom Trail Tours...help! (8 Replies)
I am traveling to Boston is late November and cannot wait to walk the Freedom Trail! I love history and from what I read, the Freedom Trail is a must. In order to walk the trail, do I have to book a tour, or can I walk the trail on my own? Any feedback would be great!!
October 30, 2013|
Response fromBeantownMan|
It's a self-guided tour. Just go to the beginning at the Visitor Center at Park St. and pick up a brochure, then follow the red line.