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
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 underneath the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Common 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.
Includes
  • 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

Please meet your guide at the base of the Robert Gould Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial in Boston Common. There are two stairways leading down into Boston Common on either side of the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial. The guide will be waiting directly between the staircases on the Boston Common (park) side of the memorial.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Video recording
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Mark was amazing! I learned so much in 2 1/2 hours, and my whole group of 6 was very grateful that this was the tour we picked. Also, it poured rain day our tour was booked.. the friendly gal on the phone graciously accommodated our request to rebook for the next day. I would definitely recommend this company’s tour… and Mark, who made learning history so fun!! Many thanks.

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September 25, 2022

Great Tour Guide. Lots of information that I had never known before. Very fast moving. One complaint, three of us in our group of five stoped to use the bathroom about 20 minutes into the tour, they spent the next hour and a half trying to catch up to us. They finally caught up at the last stop. They were worn out, frustrated and paid for a tour that they didn't receive. I wish the guide would have given them a few minutes before leaving them behind.

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September 21, 2022

Great tour. Guide was a lifelong Boston resident and history buff with a nice sense of humor. Easy to hear with no costumes or megaphones. Was able to answer all question and burst a number of folklore myths. Definitely a highlight of our stay in Boston! The only negative was confusing information about the meeting spot- the app linked to the wrong location on smartphone mapping apps. The confirmation letter was correct but didn't have a link for Apple or Google maps.

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 398549