Experience the Freedom Trail

To learn more about exploring Freedom Trail official historic sites during COVID19, including what to expect and requirements, please visit the frequently updated Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpage at TheFreedomTrail.org.

While the Paul Revere House is our favorite site on the Freedom Trail, when you visit Boston, don’t miss the rest of this 2.5 mile walk through history. The Freedom Trail is clearly marked by a red painted line or red bricks set into the sidewalk. It begins at Boston Common, meanders through Downtown Boston, passes through the North End, and finally crosses the Charles River to the neighborhood of Charlestown. On your journey, you’ll see historic homes, monuments, museums, churches, burial grounds, and more. Boston’s Freedom Trail … there’s nothing else quite like it in the United States!

You can experience the Freedom Trail as you like. Grab a map and follow the line on your own, or join a walking tour with the costumed guides from The Freedom Trail Foundation or a free tour offered by the National Park Service. (Note: scheduled public tours do not allow time to actually go inside any of the sites). You can visit an individual site, like the Paul Revere House, or spend a day (or two!) seeing it all. Only groups require advance reservations. See our group page for details.

Special thanks to Marge and Ben Edwards and their son Ben L. Edwards of Walking Boston for generously funding the redesign of our website.

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