Boston Freedom Trail

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Patrick has lived in the greater Boston area for over 5 decades. After receiving a B.A. in History from UMass/Boston and an M.A. in History and Certificate in Museum Studies…Read More Bio »

Boston

GPS-directed

Remote Tour Included

2hrs

2km

Colonial and Revolutionary era Boston come to life in this unique tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Beginning at the corner of Boston Common and ending at Old North Church, our tour winds through the streets of modern-day downtown Boston, traversing most of what was Boston in the 18th century.

Along the way we’ll visit many sites associated with the Colonial and Revolutionary eras in Boston. These include: Old South Meeting House, where the meeting that preceded the Boston tea party took place; Faneuil Hall, the location of numerous political meetings in the days leading up to the American Revolution; the spot near where the infamous Boston Massacre took place; the house where silversmith and revolutionary Paul Revere lived during the Revolutionary era; and the church where the lanterns were hung the night of Revere’s midnight ride.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Expert-created Tour

Written by the former research director of the Paul Revere House, one of the most popular sites on the Freedom Trail

GPS Directions

Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Historic Landmarks

Tour stops include King's Chapel, Old South Meeting House, and the Paul Revere House

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home

Itinerary

Boston Freedom Trail

  1. Boston Common - Established in 1634 on the outskirts of colonial Boston. All inhabitants of Boston were once permitted to graze their cattle on the common.
  2. Granary Burying Ground - The largest of Boston's surviving colonial-era burying grounds. Contains the graves of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, Benjamin Franklin's parents, and the victims of the Boston massacre.
  3.  King's Chapel - The first Anglican Church established in Boston. The current stone church was built around an original wooden chapel which was then dismantled and removed from the inside.
  4. Old South Meeting House - Many pre-revolutionary war political meetings took place here including the mass meeting that led to the Boston Tea Party.
  5. Old State House - Trial of the soldiers involved in the Boston massacre took place here in the fall of 1770.
  6. Boston Massacre site - This circular marker in the pavement is close to the site where the Boston massacre took place on March 5th 1770. The real site was likely a short distance away in the middle of what is now a busy intersection.
  7.  Faneuil Hall - Built in 1742 by wealthy Boston merchant Peter Faneuil and donated to the town as a market building and meeting hall.
  8. Union Oyster House - An ancient Boston eatery still in operation. The building became a restaurant in 1826 when a plate of raw oysters cost $0.15.
  9. Paul Revere House - Built about 1680 and owned by Paul Revere from 1770 to 1800. Paul Revere lived here when he made his famous midnight ride.
  10. Old North Church - The lantern signals made famous by Paul Revere's Ride were hung from the bell tower of this Church on April 18th, 1775.

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