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Boston's Freedom Trail Self-guided Tour

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Stop At: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318

Boston Common founded in 1634 spans nearly 50 acres. When the Puritans arrived at Boston in 1630, they found a settler named William Black and then things changed. Book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

This building was designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1798 making it one of the oldest buildings on Beacon Hill. Learn about its history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial, Corner of Beacon Street & Park Street, Boston, MA 02108

The Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial, located across Beacon Street from the State House, serves as a memorial to the some of the first African Americans to fight in the Revolutionary War. Book the tour to learn more about this revolutionary war.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Park Street Church, One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108-4899

The 217-foot steeple of this church was once the first landmark travelers saw when approaching Boston. Book the tour to know its history and architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108

Granary Burying Ground was established in the 1660s. It was named for an adjacent granary located where Park Street church is today. So who was buried here?? Book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

King’s Chapel, the first Anglican Church in Boston, was founded in 1686 and houses the oldest American pulpit in continuous use. Book the tour to know why no resident would sell land for a church, which eventually had to be built on a public burying ground.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Benjamin Franklin, School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA

Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in the 13 colonies. Boston Latin was founded in 1635 and what became the aptly named School Street, where it existed for about a century before it was torn down. Book the tour to learn more..

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Washington St., Boston, MA

Funded by a trust led by Boston businessman Thomas Flatley, the Irish park was opened in 1998. Book the tour to learn why this memorial has received contrasting reviews and has since been called "the most mocked and reviled public sculpture in Boston"?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616

Old South Meeting House is a Puritan place of worship that was built in 1729 and today functions as a museum. It was one of the largest buildings in Boston at that time. Book the tour to learn more about the house’s hour of fame in the winter of 1773.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Corner Book Store, 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

The Old Corner Bookstore, across the street where you are, is the oldest commercial building in Boston. It was built in 1718 as a pharmacy or apothecary shop. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Tennyson, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and many others gathered here to discuss their works and exchange literary gossip at what they called The Saturday Club. Book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

This building was constructed in 1713 and still includes some of its original bricks. Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from its balcony on July 18, 1776. Book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Massacre Site, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

The Boston Massacre took place in front of the balcony, and the site is now marked by a cobblestone circle in the square. Allow us to set the scene…book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

Faneuil Hall has been around since 1742 and is known as the Cradle of Liberty. Faneuil Hall was the scene of the most stirring public meetings on the eve of the American Revolution with the great Patriot orators of the day sounding from its platform. Book the tour to learn more.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The New England Holocaust Memorial, 98 Union St, Boston, MA 02129, USA

On the way to the next stop on the Freedom Trail, you will see the New England Holocaust Memorial on the left. While not a typical Freedom Trail stop, it is an important and interesting monument. Book the tour to learn more....

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Haymarket, Blackstone St, Boston, MA

Also not one of the designated Freedom trail stops the Haymarket. It is an open-air market where vendors sell fruits, vegetables, and seafood at very low prices.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111

Another non-Freedom trail stop on the way is The Rose Kennedy Greenway. It is a linear park that stretches over several downtown Boston neighborhoods. Book the tour to learn more..

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405

Paul Revere's home. Yes! It still stands today. It was constructed around 1680 and he purchased it in 1770. Book the tour to learn about its history and interesting facts..

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123

This is Christ Church, but it is more popularly known as Old North Church. Book the tour to learn why It is most famous for being the site of Paul Revere's two lantern signal on the eve of the American Revolution?

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118

Copp's Hill burying ground is in the north end. Thousands of people are entombed here. Book the tour to know why it was a place for the less affluent including craftsmen, mechanics, and artisans?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: USS Constitution Museum, Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129

The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in American history. It was first launched in 1797. Book the tour to learn why it famously earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the War of 1812?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129

The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War. The monument is not on Bunker Hill, but instead on Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place. Book the tour to learn why The Monument Association, which had purchased the battlefield site, was forced to sell off all but the hill's summit in order to complete the monument.?

Duration: 5 minutes
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best way to do the Freedom Trail. Plenty of information and allows the ability to stop and shop or grab lunch along the way which you can’t do with a guided tour group.

Date of experience: August 2019
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manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you liked our way of taking tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us bought this tour, and loved it! We appreciated: (1) being able to set our own pace and schedule, which made the tour all the more enjoyable; (2) Great content at each of the 16 stops on the Freedom Trail; (3) Bonus (but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much. We are happy that you liked the experience. Hoping that you will book us for your next tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the self guided tour. It was good to be able to go at your own pace. Would recommend adding some additional content at some of the locations. The software was a bit buggy. It would go back and start certain locations over when...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Murraygirl2004
manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review. We are working on the additional content. It will be available soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worked really nicely, Bluetoothed my phone to a small portable speaker that I clipped onto my shirt collar, and my whole family could hear it as we walked.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pete A
manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Really glad you liked the tour.

Reviewed 12 July 2019

For the price it was good but it could have been so much better if more of the locations had a button "For more information click here". Many of the stops had only bare bones info and being able to get more would have been...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chris h
manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Thank you for the response. We are constantly working on the content we provide. We are in the process of adding more information to the attractions we have.

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OutdoorGirlNurse
15 August 2019|
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Response from manoj G | Property representative |
Yes. You can divide this tour over several days. However, that may not be the best way to experience the tour on the app. Thanks.
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ysamar41
10 August 2019|
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Response from manoj G | Property representative |
Currently, It is only available in English. Spanish will be available by the end of next week. Thanks for asking.
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Ryan B
20 June 2019|
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I used the app with my Apple AirPods. and my husband used his Samsung with his bluetooth earphones. Worked really well. Hope this helps
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