Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston

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  • 2.5 hr

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! Your 2.5-hour tour travels from Boston Common to Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End, 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.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Hub Town Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

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

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

Stop At: Boston Common

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Park Street Church

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

Stop At: Granary Burying Ground

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: King's Chapel

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

Pass By: King's Chapel Burial Ground

Oldest burying ground in Boston (1630)

Stop At: Statue of Benjamin Franklin

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Old City Hall

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

Pass By: Old Corner Bookstore

Former publishing house of Ticknor & Fields (1718)

Pass By: Old South Meeting House

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

Pass By: Old State House

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

Stop At: Boston Massacre Site

Tragedy strikes when British soldiers kill five Bostonians (1770)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Statue of Samuel Adams

Renowned political leader of Boston's Sons of Liberty

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By:

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

Stop At: North Square Park

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: The Paul Revere House

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

Stop At: Paul Revere Statue

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Old North Church & Historic Site

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

Pass By: Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Second-oldest burying ground in Boston (1659)

Stop At:

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
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