Guided tour

Boston: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Boston: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Activity provider: Cambridge Historical Tours
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From US$ 28.50 per person

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Experience the American Revolution on Boston's iconic Freedom Trail on a walking tour of all 16 official sites.

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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Witness the famous Golden Dome of the MA State House
  • Visit the final resting places of John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams
  • See the places where the Bloody Massacre occurred
  • Admire the steeple where the two lanterns were hung
  • View all 16 official historic sites of the Freedom Trail in a single tour
Full description
See all 16 of Boston's Iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single 2.5-hour tour with an experienced guide. Learn about icons like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser-known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Discover tales of rebels, gangs, and Midnight Riders, with a few cheap dad jokes for good measure. Gain an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution and how the city became a pioneer in the fields of abolition, American education, and immigration. Start your tour opposite the Massachusetts State House and finish in the North End with the best view of the Charlestown Freedom Trail sites. Along the way, experience the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is typically at the Bulfinch entrance at the Massachusetts State House. In the event of construction work or protests, the group will instead gather in the Boston Common, directly behind the Robert Gould Shaw/Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial. It is directly across from the State House.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Video recording
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4.9 /5

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Wow! This was our favourite tour while visiting the US. Our guide was called ‘Shaun’ and was fantastic, engaging and full of information. I particularly like his Sam Adam’s joke, hee hee. He was so welcoming and friendly when we arrived and even asked us a bit about who we are etc. the group was a good size for everyone to see and hear and we had the change to ask questions and speak with each other. I would recommend doing this on day 1 so you get your bearings and know what’s what.

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August 5, 2022

I’ve lived in Mass. for 30+ years, & I’ll admit, have never walked the complete Freedom Trail. Finally, with visitors in town, I booked it the tour with Cambridge Historical Tours - our 2.5 hour tour was the highlight of their visit! Our guide Mark, was a tall, walking NE history book with fun facts that brought slavery⛓, abolitionists, Puritans, John Hancock, the Boston Massacre, revolutionary sparksat the Old State House, Paul Revereand the USS Constitution come alive! The pace of the walking tour was perfect and it was a gorgeous summer day - we couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommending this tour to everyone! Thank you Mark for your passion for Boston, NE history and wonderful politically correct humor that made this tour both entertaining and a marvelously positive experience for me and my guests from Hawaii and Sweden! Kudos to Cambridge Historical Tours!

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July 17, 2022

Gary was an amazing tour guide. Our oldest daughter even told him at the end that she loved how much she learned compared to her classes a few years back in fourth grade (she goes to good school, promise!). Everything was well-paced and we felt like we hit all the key spots. Gary’s knowledge of the history and context he offered was terrific. Highly recommend this tour. Other high points - he managed our group of 20 wonderfully, projecting well enough that he was always heard. And, we were always together and in the shade at almost every stop.

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July 12, 2022

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