Small-Group Walking Tour of Boston's Freedom Trail

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USD32500

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

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Explore the rich history of Boston on this guided small-group tour of the Freedom Trail. Wander through the city's different neighborhoods and learn how Boston grew from a colonial settlement into a thriving metropolis. Beginning at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk along the streets of downtown, pass by the Massachusetts State House, and take in the beautiful sights of the Boston Public Garden, where the tour ends. Along the way, your guide will share some hidden gems and local favorites.

Highlights

Discover the historical highlights of Boston while learning about its past
Enjoy the camaraderie of a small-group tour
The tour begins and ends at two convenient locations within the city
Be sure to wear comfortable wearing shoes

Itinerary

Built on reclaimed land originally part of the Charles River basin, this neighborhood is known for its luxury shopping, historic landmarks like Boston Public Library, and some of the city’s best preserved Victorian architecture.
This public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood is ringed by several notable landmarks, including Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the tallest building in Boston, the John Hancock Tower.
One of the most popular and well-known neighborhoods in all of Boston, this area is home to the glorious red-brick roads that illustrate the vast history of Boston. Our guide will talk about the development of this area whilst you take in its unique beauty.
This garden is full of life with residents of Boston enjoying it for walks, exercise, fun, or just a peaceful moment. Your tour will end here - in the perfect central location for you to continue your day in Boston.
Following the Charles River along the banks of the Back Bay neighborhood, this esplanade attracts all sorts of recreation and leisure activities, including performances at Hatch Memorial Shell.
The oldest city park in the United States, Boston Common (not Commons) is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Walking through the park, you’ll see various memorials, fountains, and recreation areas - which have been enjoyed daily since 1634.
Originally part of Boston Common, this cemetery dates back to 1660. Along the way, you’ll pass by the final resting spot of famous Revolutionary heroes like John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Sam Adams.
The neighborhood of Boston’s North End is not only known for its historic buildings – including Paul Revere’s home and Old North Church – but also its excellent Italian eateries and local cafes carrying locally roasted Beantown coffee.
Built in 1723 and the oldest standing church building in Boston, Old North Church, a stop on your Freedom Trail tour segment, played an important role in the city’s colonial days leading up to the American Revolution.
Originally built as a public market house and assembly room, this landmark has more recently served as a site of significant speeches and houses unique shops, chain stores, food stands, and more.
This gorgeous landmark was established in 1852 as the first free library in America and its vast collection of millions of books, artifacts, and more make it the third-largest public library in the United States.
You’ll be discovering the history of the United States at several locations along this famous trail in Boston with a knowledgeable local guide to bring history to life!
You can’t come to Boston and not mention the Boston Tea Party. This location, in-fact, a church is where it all began - one night in 1773, when it was the largest building in the city!
You’ll love seeing the glittering dome of the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. From the outside, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.
Next we’ll pass by the site of the first bookstore in Boston, which has housed the publishers of Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne, and Longfellow - you may have heard of his famous tale: Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. The Old State House is one of the most iconic buildings in Boston - a Must See - and is also one of the oldest public buildings in the country. Our guide will educate you on its rich history and why it is so important today.
On this Boston history and culture tour, there’s something for everyone on this mile-long street lined with eclectic shops and restaurants as well as beautiful brownstone homes built in America’s Victorian era.

Inclusions

Visit sites of the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and Battle of Bunker Hill
See Paul Revere’s home and Old North Church in the North End neighborhood
Walk down one of the most beautiful streets in America!
Take in city views and the vibrant art and food scene of the Seaport District
Custom pick up and drop off upon request
Local, English-speaking guide

Exclusions

Additional food and drink
Gratuities
Not all locations listed are guaranteed stops

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.