Freedom Trail

Local nameFreedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Stops along the trail include simple explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate. While most of the sites are free or suggest donations, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House charge admission. The Freedom Trail is overseen by the City of Boston's Freedom Trail Commission and is supported in part by grants from various nonprofits and foundations, private philanthropy, and Boston National Historical Park.

The Freedom Trail was conceived by local journalist William Schofield, who in 1951 suggested building a pedestrian trail to link important local landmarks. Boston mayor John Hynes decided to put Schofield's idea into action.

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Boston's Freedom Trail Walk Into History® Tour from 14 USD

Opening hours

The foundation offers seven tours for the public, groups, private groups and schools.

Public tours leave every hour on the hour (beginning 11 a.m.) from Boston Common Visitor Center and every hour on the half-hour beginning 10:30 a.m. from ArtsBoston at Faneuil Hall.


The trail itself is free, but you can opt for a guided tour of the trail for the following prices:

Adults: $12
Students, Seniors: $10
Children (6-12): $6.50

The prices are for an online booking, which offers a 10% discount.

Some tours are more expensive (Historic Pub Crawl or Historic Holiday Stroll).

More information and contact


Official website





Phone +1 617 357 8300

Address 99 Chauncy Street, suite 401, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Coordinates 42°21'10.832" N -71°3'39.56" E

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