Freedom Trail Highlights Walking Tour: Transformation Through the Ages

Unexpected landmarks and secrets hidden in plain sight

$34 per adult

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$34 per adult

$34 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Journey through nearly 400 years of Boston’s rich and colorful history along the famous Freedom Trail.
  • Marvel at architecture ranging from ornate Renaissance Revival to the Georgian steeples of Faneuil Hall and the old South Meeting House.
  • Admire a scenic stretch of the Rose Kennedy Greenway as you discover the surprising roots of this urban park.
  • Learn how modern Boston evolved over centuries, including a few accidental transformations along the way.

What you'll do

Get ready to experience Boston’s rich heritage at an incredible landmark — actually several landmarks in one — that sums up its history better than any other: the Freedom Trail!

This fascinating historic trail is even better with a ...

Get ready to experience Boston’s rich heritage at an incredible landmark — actually several landmarks in one — that sums up its history better than any other: the Freedom Trail!

This fascinating historic trail is even better with a local guide leading the way to tell you the secrets of its many sights. See classic attractions such as the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old Corner Bookstore. Learn how they have survived, even thrived through over centuries of change. 

But this tour isn’t just about history. You’ll discover how Boston has transformed since its founding in 1630, from the birthplace of American independence to a thoroughly modern city.

Looking for more to do in Boston after your tour? Just ask! Our guide is a local expert and happy to share recommendations on where to eat and what to see based on your interests.

Itinerary

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    A linear park filled with gardens and scenic plazas

  • Scott Alley

    One of the oldest and narrowest streets in Boston

  • Faneuil Hall

    A Georgian-style landmark that’s transformed from historical economic powerhouse to modern-day tourist hub

  • New City Hall

    A controversial architectural design that might surprise you

  • The Old State House

    Where you’ll learn about the surprising survival of this Boston Massacre site

  • Old South Meeting House

    Typical New England meeting house with an iconic steeple associated with the early stirrings of the American Revolution

  • Old Corner Bookstore

    National Historic Landmark that once housed several prominent publishing firms and now serves burritos

  • Old City Hall

    Original site of the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America

Plan your trip

Tour ending point

This tour ends at the old City Hall.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time

Reviews

Ben told us many interesting stories about Boston that helped us grasp more of the Revolutionary War. We loved it!

— Bruno

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the front entrance of Boston Public Market at the intersection of Congress Street and Hanover Street (opposite Union Street).

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.