Groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations and will be split up to experience tours at different times, based upon availability.
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.
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:
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.
Tour schedule is subject to change. We suggest you call or visit TheFreedomTrail.org for the current tour schedule prior to your Freedom Trail experience.
Monday-Wednesday Tours: Present your pass at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Walk Into History® Tours may depart at 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, (year-round); and Walk Into History® Tours may also depart at 2:00 pm (mid-April - November only), 3:00 pm (mid-April - November only) & 4:00 pm (mid-April - November only).
Thursday-Sunday Tours (booth closes at 3:00pm on Sunday): Present your pass at the ArtsBoston 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 (July–August only).
Box office locations and hours are listed below.
ArtsBoston Booth–Faneuil Hall
Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Closed Monday - Wednesday. May be closed on major U.S. holidays.
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
May be closed major U.S. holidays.
Your pass is accepted on public walking tours. Private walking tours are not included.
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).
Gratuity for guides is appreciated and not included with Go Boston Card admission.