Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)


2 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a knowledgeable local guide! This 2.5-hour tour travels the trail from Boston Common to Copp's Hill Terrace, providing guests a chance to see ALL SIXTEEN official landmarks on the Freedom Trail.

Our small-group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1760 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country.

With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As we travel past historic landmarks from Revolutionary Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 300th Anniversary Monument, 99 Spruce St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Meet your guide at the 300th Anniversary Monument on Boston Common, directly opposite 50 Beacon Street and steps from the iconic Freedom Trail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

Massachusetts state capitol and "Hub of the Solar System" (1798)

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

Oldest public land in the Americas and Boston's communal grazing pasture (1634)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Park Street Church, One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108-4899

Active church and tallest building in 19th-century Boston (1809)

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

Boston's third-oldest burying ground and final resting place for Revolutionary Boston (1660)

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

First Church of England in Puritan Boston (1686, 1754)

Pass By: King's Chapel Burying Ground, Tremont Street Between School And Park Streets, Boston, MA 02108-3201

Oldest burying ground in Boston (1630)

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

Site of oldest public school in the Americas, Boston Latin School (1635)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

Center of Boston politics for more than a century (1865)

Pass By: Old Corner Bookstore, 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4304

Former publishing house of Ticknor & Fields (1718)

Pass By: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616

Congregationalist meeting house (1729) and origin site of Boston Tea Party (1773)

Pass By: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

Colonial capitol of Massachusetts Bay Colony and oldest public building in Boston (1713)

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

Tragedy strikes when British soldiers kill five Bostonians (1770)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Statue of Samuel Adams, Congress Street Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA 02109

Renowned political leader of Boston's Sons of Liberty

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

Hosted Boston's town meeting and known today as "The Cradle of Liberty" (1742)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Union Oyster House, 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Oldest restaurant in the United States (1826) located in historic building (1704)

Stop At: North Square Park, North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Historic public square in heart of Boston's North End (1634)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405

Home of Paul Revere and oldest structure in Downtown Boston (1680)

Stop At: Paul Revere Statue, Paul Revere Mall, Boston, MA 02113

Pedestrian-only space honoring the famous Midnight Ride (1775)

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Boston's oldest church held signal lanterns during Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1723)

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

Second-oldest burying ground in Boston (1659)

Stop At: Copps Hill Terrace, Boston, MA, USA

Our tour concludes overlooking the Charles River and two major Freedom Trail landmarks: the U.S.S. Constitution (1797) and Bunker Hill Monument (1775 battle)

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

  • Guided by Local Historian
  • Small Groups (16 guests max)
  • Freedom Trail (All 16 landmarks)
  • Primary Sources / Visual Aids

Exclusions

  • Guides in Colonial Costume
  • Admission inside Museums
  • Microphones / Amplifiers
  • Gratuities

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hub Town Tours prioritizes guest safety! All tours are entirely outdoors, in well-ventilated spaces. To ensure proper social distancing, our maximum group size is sixteen [16] guests per tour.

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

tylermN9899AD
May 2022

Excellent trip. Drew was a great guide, would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Boston and want to get the history of the area.

M3727LJjohnl
April 2022

Nick was very knowledgeable and very personable. We were impressed with his presentation of the events leading up to the American Revolution and the landmarks where the events occurred. It was not a litany of facts and dates. He explained how human emotion and society impacted history. Also this...

teresa_l
April 2022

We had a great tour with Nick! He was very informative and engaging. This is the perfect tour for those who want to dig a little deeper into the history and poltics that led up to the revolution.

Patrick B
April 2022

Our tour guide Nick was great. Did this tour with my 14 year old and we loved every minute of it. Very informative. We took the longer tour and the time flew by. Would recommend this to anyone who is interested in history.

N7938NAjeffr
April 2022

We did a private tour with Ted and it was outstanding! Ted is super knowledgable and has a gift for presenting this important history in an interesting and engaging way. The manner in which he sets the stage and then chronologically covers the Freedom Trail is very helpful and makes it much easie...

Marjan_D
April 2022

Went with my college-aged son. We both thoroughly enjoyed the stories along the freedom trail which brought pre-revolutionary times to life. Our tour guide was fabulous- he really knew history!

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