Groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations and will be split up to experience tours at different times, based upon availability.
Freedom Trail Walking Tour tickets
Meander down Boston's iconic red line and you'll feel like you're walking through a history book. Packing a total of 11 historic sites in just under 1 mile, this tour takes you on a journey of the American Revolution and beyond.
You should NOT leave Boston without learning about its historical significance by taking a trip along the city’s world-famous Freedom Trail®! This legendary path is a red-brick line that physically leads you through the city, passing by the most important historical sites of the early days of American Revolution that led to eventual independence from Britain.
The Boston Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility.
Walk Into History® with the Freedom Trail® Foundation’s 18th-century costumed guides along the red-brick line of Boston's Freedom Trail®, and learn what really happened. On the official Freedom Trail® tours, famous patriots such as James Otis, Abigail Adams, and William Dawes tell stories about the people, places, events, and drama of the American Revolution, and share lively anecdotes about the importance and historical significance of the city of Boston!
The 90-minute tours travels between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall, covering 11 of the 16 Freedom Trail® sites. Your tour will feature the following Boston landmarks:
- Boston Common: The “Central Park” of Boston. Dated to 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States
- Massachusetts State House: The current state capitol and house of government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the affluent Beacon Hill neighborhood and highly recognizable by its prominent gold-domed roof
- Park Street Church: Founded by former members of the Old South Meeting House, this church features a prominent 217-foot steeple that stands out among the skyscrapers of the Financial District, and was used to store gunpowder during the War of 1812
- Granary Burying Ground: A cemetery founded in 1660, and the resting place for three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Paul Revere, and the five victims of the Boston Massacre
- King’s Chapel Burying Ground: The oldest cemetery in the city, founded in 1630, and the final resting place of John Winthrop, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s father, and Mary Chilton-the first European woman to step ashore in New England
- Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue
- Old Corner Bookstore: Formerly the home of Anne Hutchinson, accused heretic, and subsequently a meeting-place for such authors as Wadsworth, Longfellow, Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickens, and Wendell-Holmes
- Old South Meeting House: The famed organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773
- Old State House: The oldest surviving public building in Boston and the seat of the first elected legislature in the ‘New World’
- Boston Massacre Site: The physical location (now in the middle of an intersection!) where the American rebellion was sparked by the killing of five civilians
- Faneuil Hall: A marketplace and meetinghouse since 1742, and the site of speeches given by Samuel Adams and James Otis as they encouraged independence from Great Britain
Needless to say, the Freedom Trail® Foundation's Walk Into History Tour is the most comprehensive and “up-close” look at the events of the American Revolution available, and will not only let you stretch your legs in the beautiful city of Boston, but send you home with a broad understanding of how the United States gained independence. Entrance into the historic sites are encouraged before or after the tours, which organically go into Boston Common, Granary Burying Ground, Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue, and Boston Massacre Site.
Choose to use your pass for Freedom Trail Walking Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!
Monday-Wednesday Tours: Present your pass at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Walk Into History® Tours may depart daily at 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm (mid April-November only), 3:00 pm (mid April-November only) and 4:00 pm (mid April-November only).
Thursday-Sunday Tours (booth closes at 3:00 pm on Sundays): Present your pass at the ArtsBoston BosTix Booth–Faneuil Hall. Walk Into History® Tours may depart daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm; North End Tours may depart at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm (mid-April-November); and (July–August) Pirates & Patriots® Tour departs Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.
The tour schedule is subject to change, especially during the winter season. We suggest that you call or visit TheFreedomTrail.org for the current tour schedule.
The tour schedule is subject to change. We suggest that you call or visit TheFreedomTrail.org for the current tour schedule. Box office hours are listed below.
ArtsBoston BosTix Booth–Faneuil Hall
Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm;
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
Daily, 9:00 am–5:00 pm. May be closed major U.S. holidays.
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Restrictions: Reservations are required if you are traveling with a group of 10 or more and these groups will be split up to experience tours at different times, based upon availability. Please call ahead to make arrangements. Specialty tours such as the Historic Holiday Stroll and Historic Pub Crawl are not included. However, if you are interested in taking the Pirates & Patriots Tour or the North End Tour instead of the Walk Into History Tour, your Go Boston Card will be honored at the ArtsBoston BosTix Booth location only (Tuesday-Sunday from Mid-April until November).
ArtsBoston BosTix kiosk, adjacent to Faneuil Hall or,
Boston Common Visitor Center, 139 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02108
Paid parking is available in the garage under Boston Common.
Take the T: Green Line to Haymarket for ArtsBoston location. Red or Green Line to Park Street for Boston Common Visitor Center location.
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