Pirates & Patriots® on Boston’s Freedom Trail®!

Meet at the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through August 27th, to discover thrilling tales of the pirates and patriots who occupied America’s largest port city plying their trade — legal and illegal — as Boston struggled with independence!

Pirates & Patriots® Tours explore the exciting history of the American Revolution as it unfolded along the Freedom Trail and Boston’s 18th-century harbor. Join Freedom Trail Payers dressed in 18th-century costumes, as they lead the popular 90-minute tours along a new route.

Visit the Blackstone Block to catch a glimpse of colonial Boston’s maritime community, and the Old State House to uncover its lesser-known history as a court where John Adams once defended a murderer on the high seas. Follow the old colonial-era streets to King’s Chapel Burying Ground, housing the grave of a convicted pirate, and the Province House steps where infamous pirate Captain Kidd was captured. The tour concludes down State Street where Kidd was brought in chains for transport to England, ending at Long Wharf — the center of commerce and trade in colonial Boston.

Learn how these “Gentlemen of Fortune” contributed to the struggle for independence. People of all ages will be captivated during this Freedom Trail experience exploring the underbelly of Boston, twisting and turning through the alleys, docks, and roads frequented by swashbucklers, “hired guns,” mercenaries, and merchants of colonial America.