Tips For Walking On The Freedom Trail Boston


Tips For Walking On The Freedom Trail Boston


Walking on the freedom trail is one of the best experiences in Boston. At this height, Paul Revere’s midnight tour, visit historic churches and conference halls and learn about the battles and events that triggered the revolutionary war.

What Is The Freedom Trail?

The American Revolutionary War began in Boston. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile route, in this way, you can reach 16 main locations.


The walk begins (or ends, depending on the walking direction you choose) in Boston Park and ends (or begins) in the US Marine Corps and Bunker Hill Constitution. As you walk, you will visit historic churches, conference rooms, cemeteries and battlefields.

How Much Time Is Required?

This may be different. The time you spend in each location will have a huge impact on the entire journey time.

It took us about four hours to reach Freedom Trail. We started with the Boston Guild and finalized the US Constitution. Along the way, we visited as much as possible. We only stayed a few minutes in some places, but in other places we really like, we stayed longer. The only things we did not enter were the USS Constitution (closed for updating) and the USS Constitution Museum (at this time there is history).


If we do this again, we plan to take a break halfway (near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market). This is a great trip, we have learned a lot, but you can eventually get some extra history. Planned breaks in between can help.

Freedom Trail

You can arrange excursions on the “Freedom Trail”. However, most travel does not cover the entire freedom trail. The official Freedom Trail Foundation provides tours of 11 of 16 locations (via Boston Common at Faneuil Hall). This trip takes 90 minutes and costs $ 14 for adults and $ 8 for children. The ticket does not include tickets to the Freedom Trail website.

Freedom Trail Foundation also provides an MP3 audio file that you can download to your tablet or mobile phone. This allows you to take a 3-hour audio tour of the Freedom Trail. The cost is $ 15. For more information, click here.

These are two tours that add exciting content to the Freedom Trail. These are not substitutes for walking on the “Freedom Trail”, but interesting addition to the “Freedom Trail” experience.

How To Walk On The Freedom Trail Without Tour Guide?

For this installed the Free Freedom Trail app on phone, so you have a route through Boston. Also, print the Free Trail Walking manual, which provided information on 16 locations. At each site, we took turns reading the content we visited. Perhaps participating in the tour will provide more information, it is great to explore the “Freedom Trail” at our own pace.

Top Attraction to Visit at Boston Freedom Trail

Each of the 16 sites is marked with a Freedom Trail board on the floor. A narrow red brick path connects all sites. Follow this path through the city.

  1. Boston Common

  2. Massachusetts State House

  3. Park Street Church

  4. Granary Burying Ground

  5. King’s Chapel and Burying Ground

  6. Benjamin Franklin Statue and the Boston Latin School

  7. Old Corner Bookstore

  8. Old South Meeting House

  9. Old State House

  10. Boston Massacre Site

  11. Faneuil Hall

  12. Paul Revere House

  13. Old North Church

  14. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

  15. USS Constitution and Museum

  16. Bunker Hill Monument

Boston Common

This is the oldest park in the United States. It used to be a grazing area for sheep and later became a training ground for the militia.

Massachusetts State House

This state capitol was built in 1798 and is the seat of the Massachusetts Federal Government. It is free and opens every Monday from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also arrange building tours.

Park Street Church

This is Boston’s famous landmark and site, protesting against slavery and supporting free women’s right to vote.

Granary Burying Ground

In this ancient cemetery, it looks like for the tombstones of my father Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

King’s Chapel and Burying Ground

It was established in 1686 and is one of the oldest churches in Boston. It has the oldest platform still in continuous use in the United States. There is also a cemetery near the King’s Church. Mary Shelton was the first woman to leave Mayflower and was buried here.

Benjamin Franklin Statue and Boston Latin School

This is the first public school in the United States, where Benjamin Franklin attends school.

Old Corner Bookstore

This time it is a library that sells the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Now it is Chipotle.

Old South Meeting House

People here protested against the tea tax, which led to the Boston Tea Party. Cost: $ 6, included in the Boston Go card. Across the street, Benjamin Franklin was born at No. 1 Milk Street.

Old State House

This is the site of many debates that led to the revolutionary war. There is a museum inside, and galleries inside, explaining the events that led to the outbreak of the revolutionary war. Cost: $ 10, included in the Boston Go card.

Boston Massacre Site

On March 5, 1770, a small-scale conflict broke out between Redcoats and a group of Boston residents. Five of the Bostonians killed were called “blood slaughter” by Paul River. Celebrate this event with this picture on the ground.

Faneuil Hall

This is another meeting place where people protest against the British crackdown. The first floor is the market and the second floor is the Great Hall of the People, where discussions and protests took place. Free

Paul Revere House

It was built in 1680 and is the oldest building in Boston. Paul Revere bought the house at the age of 33 and lived here on a famous midnight trip in 1775. Cost: $ 5, included in the Boston Go card

Old North Church

“One land, two seas.” These famous words, referring to the signal lights on Paul River’s midnight tour, triggered a revolution. On that famous night, these lanterns hung on the steeple of the church. Cost: Free, estimated donation

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

This is another very old cemetery. The British also used this site to launch cannons during the Battle of Bunker Hill.

USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution, also known as “Old Iron Edge”, was built in 1797 and was used in the 1812 campaign. You can also visit the USS Constitution Museum to learn more about warships.

Bunker Hill Monument

This was the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. You can climb the huge granite obelisk and enjoy the beautiful view of the city. In summer, it can get hot and crowded. Cost: Free, open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, a total of 294 steps.

More Tips & Hacks

You can follow the path of freedom in any direction. If you start at Bunker Hill in the morning, you can climb the obelisk before the crowd arrives.

Most business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, but the exact time depends on the day of the week and the season. If you plan to enter these sites, be sure to check the opening hours before departure.


Enjoy a meal at the Warren Tavern. This is a historic bar only a few blocks from Bunker Hill. This is the perfect ending to a good day on the Freedom Trail (if it starts at Boston Common).

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