Walk through history along the Boston Freedom Trail's famous red line to experience some of the most seminal landmarks of America's revolutionary founding. Walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers from Boston Harbor to Boston Common.
What to Expect
Walk 2.5 miles in the footsteps of the patriots Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Crispus Atticus, and John Quincy Adams as you explore Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Hear tales of the brave Bostonians and the small band of patriots who dared to challenge the strongest power of the 18th century.
Visit sites as notable as Bunker Hill and imagine the smell of black powder on the breeze, the battle cries of men and the screaming of horses, the boom of canon and the buzz of grape shot in the air. Pause as you approach The Old North Church where lanterns were hung to signal the red coats' approach and picture a lone horseman raising the alarm on his famous midnight ride as you pass Paul Revere’s House.
Listen carefully in the precincts of Faneuil Hall and hear the echoes of patriotic orators like Samuel Adams and James Otis advocating independence and revolution in the name of liberty. Remember the blood in the snow outside The Old State House on the night of the Boston Massacre, and enjoy the green serenity of Boston Common, Americas oldest municipal park.
Hear tales the bravery, tenacity, and human frailty of the men and women whose outrage planted the seeds of representative government in the fertile soil of a new land as your knowledgeable, period-costumed guide navigates your party through a veritable living museum of American history. 11 of the 16 sites along this unique 2.5 mile urban walking trail will be highlighted with plenty of time for questions and photographs.
- Walking tour includes 11 of the 16 Freedom Trail sites
- 18th century costumed guide
- Local taxes and fees
What's Not Included
- Entrance to Freedom Trail sites that charge admission fees (Old South Meeting House, Old State House and Paul Revere House, where you can buy tickets at the door)
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages
- Optional gratuities
This activity is non-refundable
Know Before You Go
Public tours leave every hour on the hour (beginning 11:00) from Boston Common Visitor Information Center and every hour on the half-hour (beginning 10:30) from Arts Boston BosTix booth at Faneuil Hall.
Walk Into History tour tickets are valid for any of our Walk Into History tours, so there is no need to specify a date/time. With your ticket, you are guaranteed a spot on one of the Freedom Trail Foundation tours any date any time.
Tickets must be printed in order to be accepted; sorry no mobile (phone/laptop) tickets are accepted at this time. If you cannot make the tour on your designated day, every effort will be made to accommodate you on an alternate date.
Tour times are subject to change with little notice.