Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, Boston’s historical walking tour. Covering 2.4 miles, the trail winds through the city, passing 16 sites of colonial or revolutionary importance. Download the mobile app or sign up for a tour with the Freedom Trail Foundation.
The walking tour starts at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common. From there, follow the red-brick (or painted) path to the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill. Then the trail continues through Downtown, passing the Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre.
Next, stop at Faneuil Hall near the Waterfront. Crossing into the North End, you’ll pass the Paul Revere House, Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Finally, cross the bridge into Charlestown to visit the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. There’s no better history lesson.
First-timers, check out these tips on how to make the most of your time on the trail.
T: Park St/Red or Park/Green