The Freedom Trail: Everything You Need to Know
The Freedom Trail in Boston is a 2.5 mile walk dotted with 16 historical sites which all tell the story in their own way of the Revolutionary War. The tours, website, events and historical information are provided by The Freedom Trail Foundation.
There are several ways you can enjoy the trail and “Walk into History”:
- Book a tour led by 18th-century costumed Freedom Trail Players® dressed in period costumes
- Go it on your own with a map and a friend.
- Plan a field trip and join a School Tour
- Get a Smart Phone App which features all 16 sites and some just off the trail.
- Official Sites on the Trail
- Boston Common
- Massachusetts State House
- Park Street Church
- Granary Burying Ground
- King’s Chapel
- King’s Chapel Burying Ground
- Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School
- Old Corner Book Store
- Old South Meeting House
- Old State House
- Site of Boston Massacre
- Faneuil Hall
- Paul Revere House
- Old North Church
- Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
- Bunker Hill Monument
- USS Constitution
There are many more sites to see in Boston that are just off The Freedom Trail that add to the rich telling of American History. Don’t miss these destinations as well.
- Boston Common – Central Burying Ground
- The Liberty Tree
- The John Adams Courthouse
- USS Constitution – Boston Navy Yard
Other Heritage Trails
If you feel up to more walking and more American History, you might enjoy these trails as well.
The one-mile stretch from Beacon Hill to State Street, in the Financial District, to Long Wharf, on the harbor features glass and steel panels with historic maps and stories of how the geography of eight Boston locations along the route have been changed over time. See the remarkable land transformation of this small hilly peninsula into a great modern city.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, Boston’s free African American community led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. These remarkable patriots established businesses, founded organizations and created schools. Their houses of worship, homes, schools, and Underground Railroad sites make up Boston’s Black Heritage Trail®.
The Foods of the Freedom Trail Yummy Walk will explore many of the Freedom Trail sites and taste typical New England cuisine as its been revolutionized for today’s Bostons food scene.
This walk is also conducted by the The Freedom Trail Foundation. At each of the four pubs you will visit on your tour, taste contemporary Boston fare and enjoy a different sample-size Sam Adams beer. This tour is 90 minutes and is great for individuals, small groups, corporate team building, or as a date.
If you are planning a trip to Boston to enjoy The Freedom Trail and all the rich history that Boston has to offer, consider staying in a short-term apartment rental rather than a hotel. You can experience one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods like a local and have all the conveniences of home in one of our gorgeous apartments. We have several locations spread out throughout the city to choose from. Give us a call today and start planning your next trip to historic Boston.