Freedom Trail

What is the Freedom Trail?

Visitors to Boston, school children, teachers, historians, history buffs, citizens, and friends, welcome to the Freedom Trail. There is no other place in the United States where you can take in the rich history of America’s Revolution — the events that led up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government.

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick or painted walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of Boston museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.

It’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s really interesting — it’s American Revolutionary history, but not the same old story. Take a tour along the Trail with an 18th century costumed guide, straight from colonial Boston, or walk it on your own!

Freedom Trail Tour Departure Locations:
Boston Common
Visitor Information Center,
139 Tremont Street

Faneuil Hall
ArtsBoston BoxTix Booth, Faneuil Hall

Freedom Trail Tour Ticket Locations:
Boston Common
Visitor Information Center,
139 Tremont Street

Faneuil Hall
ArtsBoston BoxTix Booth, Faneuil Hall

Old Town Trolley ticket booths

Online at TheFreedomTrail.org
(discounts available)

Hear History Audio Guide:
Visitor Information Center,
Boston Common or
TheFreedomTrail.org; $15

Additional Information

Visit the website here: TheFreedomTrail.org

Landmark Information

Map & Directions
Hours & Admission
Freedom Trail Tours:
Daily on the hour from
11:00am - 4:00pm
(Tours from Boston Common Visitor Information Center)

Daily on the half hour every hour from 10:30am - 2:30pm
(Tours depart from ArtsBoston BoxTix Booth, Faneuil Hall)

Adults $13
Students/Seniors $11
Children $7
Phone & Website
Phone: (617) 357-8300
Online at TheFreedomTrail.org