Boston Guided Walking Tour of the Full Freedom Trail

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration4 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

When tracing the roots of American independence, the city of Boston is one of the most important epicenters in the country’s history. The Freedom Trail runs through downtown to Charlestown, taking you on a literal walk through the events that inspired and instigated the American Revolution. Join a local guide for a tour of the entire 2.8 mile (4km) trail which includes visits to Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution so you can hear the full historical tale.

Highlights

Perfect for history buffs, see the full Freedom Trail in one tour
A fun and educational activity for families with children in their teens
Pass by the Old City Hall, Old State House, and Paul Revere House
Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and King's Chapel

Itinerary

You'll see all three buildings used as the seat of Massachusetts government. This is the current State House, designed by the father of Federal Architecture, Charles Bulfinch.
At the time it was built, the church was the tallest building in the country. It's history is tied to the Abolition Movement and was know at "Brimstone Corner" both for the fiery sermons and a surprise of what was once stored in the cellar!
This is the resting place of many of the key figures of the Revolution. You'll meet them and have a brief introduction to each and the roles they played. Buried here are Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and the victims of the Boston Massacre.
This 1749 Anglican Church is where the first conflict erupted between Puritans and the King when in the 1680's the King stole land to place an unwanted church in Boston.
We visit the statue of Benjamin Franklin and a marker commemorating the oldest and still-operating school in the Colony.
Meeting halls were exceptionally important in Colonial times. People heard from preachers and politicians. Most notably, it was from this Puritan Meeting House that Samuel Adams launched the Boston Tea Party and, in doing so, practically guaranteed the war that would follow.
Once the head of the hated British government, this was the site of a fiery court battle that demonstrated the disregard for Colonial rights in 1761.
It is also the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre where innocent citizens were gunned down in cold blood... or did it happen a bit differently?
Faneuil Hall has a history of hosting great speakers. From Samuel Adams who decried "No taxation without representation" to escaped slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.
There is much to see in the "Blackstone Block", from the offices of newspaper, "Massachusetts Spy" to the "Headquarters of the Revolution" (a bar!) to the home of Ebenezer Hancock, brother of John, who's home was used to store money sent from the French to support the Revolution.
One of the oldest homes remaining in Boston, Revere purchased this 1680 Post-Medieval house in 1770 where he fathered sixteen children with two wives.
This church is key to the story of the Revolution when it was used to notify Patriots across narrow waters in Charlestown that the British "Regulars" would pass through Cambridge on their march to collect guns and powder in Lexington and Concord.
A brief visit to this burying ground to understand the geography of the Battle of Bunker Hill and visit a grave marker with an interesting story. to tell.
Learn here about the Battle of Bunker Hill -- fought on Breed's Hill. While losing the battle, the British losses were triple those of the Patriots.
The oldest commissioned war ship in the world is our final stop. Old Ironsides served the US Navy for many years both in US and foreign waters. It is a remarkable treasure.

Inclusions

Guide Gratuity! Your guide does not expect or accept gratuities.
Four hour narrated walking tour of the entire Freedom Trail

Exclusions

Admission to interiors are not included

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.