Guided tour

Boston: Historic Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

4.8 / 5

56 reviews

Activity provider: Hub Town Tours

Boston: Historic Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Activity provider: Hub Town Tours
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From US$ 27.50 per person

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The perfect introduction to the iconic Freedom Trail, visiting historic landmarks in Downtown Boston and the North End. Enjoy the incredible stories of Revolutionary-era Boston on this small group tour with a talented, professional guide.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid large crowds and congested sidewalks on this intimate tour
  • Visit the final resting places of American revolutionaries such as Paul Revere
  • Walk along the Freedom Trail and see Boston's major historic landmarks
  • Hear stories behind the founding years of the United States of America
Full description

Learn about the tumultuous 15-year period that culminated in the American Revolution on this small-group walking tour. As you walk through Boston, you’ll follow the footsteps of colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. Start your walking tour on Boston Common, where the Freedom Trail originates. From there, you'll begin your walk along the historic Freedom Trail with your guide.

Along the way, learn the significance of landmarks such as the Granary Burying Ground, the Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and more. Your walking tour concludes at either Faneuil Hall (1.5-hour option) or Copp's Hill Terrace (2.5-hour option). The 1.5-hour tour visits 11 of 16 official Freedom Trail landmarks and the 2.5-hour tour includes views of all 16 official landmarks.

Includes
  • Freedom Trail walking tour
  • Local historian guide
  • Primary sources (images, quotations)
  • North End visit (2.5-hour tour option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission into museums
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Date

Meeting point

Please look for the 300th Anniversary Monument inside Boston Common. Your guide will be wearing the Hub Town Tours logo and satchel bag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The tour operates rain or shine
  • The 1.5-hour option involves 1 mile of walking; the 2.5-hour option involves 2 miles
  • The exact amount of time it takes to complete the tour varies. The tour can run at least 30 minutes over the indicated duration
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We had a fabulous walking tour with Drew! We completed the 90 minute walking tour which was over half of the Freedom Trail stops. Drew was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and provided so much context to the historic landmarks we were seeing. We would recommend this tour to anyone and it was a great option for our first time in Boston to get a good lay of the land and hear so much historical information in a relatively short amount of time!

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June 12, 2022

“Nick” was our tour guide and he was very informative of the history behind the Freedom Trail. He told it in story form, which allowed us to keep track of the timeline, so much easier. He was able to answer questions we had. We brought our 14 year old grandson, and he was engaged the entire time. There are many tours of the Freedom Trail, and I especially recommend this one. Sue, from Indiana

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June 4, 2022

Ted was excellent. He was so knowledge, but rather than just spouting facts, he weaved everything together into a story. It made it so much more interesting and the time flew by. We felt like could have spent the entire day with him. Would highly highly recommend him and this tour.

August 20, 2021

Product ID: 397309