We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 236.40*
and up
Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour with Driver
More Info
USD 40.00*
and up
PhotoWalks Freedom Trail Tour
More Info
USD 20.00*
and up
Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“own pace” (539 reviews)
“bunker hill” (709 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
Write a Review
Reviews (13,884)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 11,365 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I will say self tour is enough for the freedom trail walk. We downloaded a free pdf map online and we just follow the map to different attractions. The most interesting places on the trail are King’s Chapel and Old State House( there’s a museum...More

Thank Lin G
Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent way to see some of Boston's highlights and visit historic places from our countries history. The trail his easy to follow with bricks laid out to guide the way. There are also shops and restaurant at various points near the trail....More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed yesterday

Just follow the red bricks to experience historical sites within Boston. It's cheap and a great way to experience the city.

Thank Katharina D
Reviewed yesterday

Bought a wee map in the Visitors' centre on Boston Common - it was worth it for the tip about coming back via water. Its a great day out - we had crisp and sunny weather so it was perfect. takes you past numerous bars,...More

Thank CusBrighton
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Boston for the day and we decided to do the Freedom Trail. It was great. We walked the whole thing from beginning to end. It was really well marked. I would recommend that you have a description of what's along the trail...More

1  Thank ColoTravellers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just follow the red bricks to get into the historical Colonial and Revolutionary Boston. We booked a “free tour by foot” (Google it) to get some guidance. It gave us lots of good knowledge about the fight against the British and the guide himself was...More

Thank Weslley S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the wander. Start on Boston Common and follow the red brick path. Good way to take in the city and can be done in a couple of hours or longer if stopping along the way. Guided tours are available but unnecessary.

Thank EastMayoAngler
Reviewed 2 days ago

My history teacher husband and I were able to walk only part of the Freedom trail on our trip, but it definitely left us wanting to come back. The weather was unseasonably cold and rainy while we were there, but the sights were richly informative.

Thank Lee Ann G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Follow the red brick path. A great trail to follow. Takes you through the history of Boston. There are many tours with guides if you want, but i went by myself, had a map but did not need it. Lots of pubs and food shops...More

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking the Freedom Trail was one of the absolute highlights of my visit to Boston. It’s easy to follow, has so many sites to see, and it truly gives you the historic feel of the city. But be sure you have comfortable shoes, it’s a...More

1  Thank HRSinSD
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
Nearby Restaurants
Thinking Cup
533 reviews
.16 km away
233 reviews
.20 km away
jm Curley
145 reviews
.13 km away
Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale
224 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Boston Common
5,289 reviews
.15 km away
Massachusetts State House
560 reviews
.23 km away
Boston Opera House
262 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from Darren B | Reviewed this property |
There’s a tour and guide but we didn’t use it. It starts in the park
Nancy H
26 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ashton S | Reviewed this property |
The app is specifically for the Freedom Trail and the Boston African American National Historic Site, and it's free! It's called "NPS Boston".
6 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Deltraveler75 | Reviewed this property |
Start at Boston Commons. Beware, even though the trail is 2.5 miles long, if you have limited time, you may want to prioritize stops in advance. If you stop and take in each site along the trail, you will easily take up a... More