Freedom Trail Tours
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Boston's 2.5 mile walk through history- follow the red brick road to 16 historic sites. Boston Common, The Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel, Ben Franklin's statue, Old South Meeting House, Old Corner Bookstore, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, USS Constitution, & Bunker Hill Monument.
The Trail itself is outside and is always open for walking. Individual sites have varying operating times and some charge admission. Wear sneakers and comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Plan to spend around 4 hours on the Trail, depending on your itinerary and local distractions along the way.
The afternoon tours are offered at full price by the Freedom Trail Foundation, Lessons on Liberty, and Boston Town Crier Tours, who all also offer tours (different companies at different time slots) at 9:30a, 10a, 10:30a (The Histrionic Academy-All the way to the North End) 11a, 11:30a (The Histrionic Academy-All the way to the North End) 12p, 12:30, etc. throughout the afternoon.
Audio Guide to the Freedom Trail:
Take in all of Boston's Freedom Trail at your own pace and have your own 'personal' guide. Pick up your audio guide at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common and start the Trail. Put on the head set, click on the sites to listen to the history, sounds, and stories of the American Revolution in Boston - the city where American history and patriotism began.
You're used to the audio guides inside the great art museums of the world. Now take along your audio guide onto the streets and into the historic sites along the Freedom Trail. No other city offers this Outdoor/Indoor Museum experience. More info
First member of the group- $12.00. All additional rentals per group $10.00. $6.00 for children. A group can be as small as 2 people ! (Picture identification and a credit card deposit is required.)
Tours leave every hour on the hour (beginning 11:00 a.m.) from Boston Common Visitor Information Center and every hour on the half-hour beginning 10:30 a.m.) from ArtsBoston BosTix booth at Faneuil Hall. Read the descriptions carefully and select your special tour. Discount tickets (including GoBoston) are limited to 10 people per tour.
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Tickets may be purchased at the time of the tour: $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 children. Specialty tours are more. See website for details.
3 School Street, Boston, MA, 02108 map
The official walking tours of the Freedom Trail® with an 18th century costumed guide. Public, private and group tours. A portion of all Freedom Trail Foundation tours benefits the Freedom Trail.
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