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Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map

4.2 (57)
Boston, US
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Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map

4.2 (57)
Boston, US
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Experience the rich history of Boston's Freedom Trail with this self-guided audio tour. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes like Paul Revere and Samuel Adams as you explore the historic sites along the trail. Learn about the events that led to American Independence and relive the Battle of Bunker Hill with a bonus tour. This tour comes with lifetime validity, so you can explore at your own pace. Simply download the Tour Guide App, enter your unique password, and follow the audio instructions and the route. From Boston Common to the USS Constitution, you'll discover the fascinating stories behind each landmark. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the famous graves of American legends like Paul Revere and John Hancock, and learn about pivotal events like the Boston Tea Party. Immerse yourself in history and book your Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours - 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes
  • Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Explore historic sites like Paul Revere's House
  • Visit the iconic Old North Church
  • Discover the fascinating history of Faneuil Hall
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in America's Revolutionary past with the Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour. This captivating audio tour takes you on a journey through historic Boston, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes. From the iconic Boston Common to the USS Constitution, this tour provides an in-depth exploration of the city's rich history.

What to expect?

During this self-guided tour, you can expect a total duration of 60 to 120 minutes, depending on your pace and interest. As you follow the red-brick path of the Freedom Trail, an audio guide will provide fascinating narration, bringing the stories of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the fight for American Independence to life. With the help of a detailed map, you'll navigate through the historic sites and gain a deeper understanding of the events that shaped the nation.

Who is this for?

The Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone with an interest in American history. Whether you're a local looking to learn more about your city or a visitor eager to immerse yourself in the nation's past, this tour is designed for all ages and backgrounds. It offers a comprehensive overview of Boston's Revolutionary War era, making it an educational and engaging experience for families, friends, and solo travelers alike.

Why book this?

By booking the Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour, you'll unlock a unique opportunity to explore Boston's rich history at your own pace. The audio narration provides a captivating storytelling experience, allowing you to delve into the lives of Revolutionary War heroes and gain a deeper understanding of the events that shaped the nation. You'll have the flexibility to start the tour whenever you choose, and the lifetime validity ensures that you can revisit the tour whenever you want. With this tour, you'll have the freedom to immerse yourself in history and discover Boston's Revolutionary past like never before.

Good to know

Before starting the tour, make sure to download the Tour Guide App by Action and enter your unique password. This will grant you access to the audio instructions and route. While this tour is not an entrance ticket, it provides a comprehensive overview of the Freedom Trail's major highlights. Additionally, as a bonus, this purchase includes a complimentary self-guided walking tour of the Bunker Hill Monument, offering a deeper appreciation for our nation's defining events. Ensure that you have a strong internet connection and check the opening hours of the attractions before visiting.

Reviews

Participants who have experienced the Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour praise its immersive storytelling and informative nature. They highlight how the audio narration brings history to life, making the tour engaging and enjoyable. Travelers appreciate the flexibility of exploring the sites at their own pace, allowing them to fully absorb the historical significance of each location. Overall, this tour receives glowing reviews, with many noting that it deepened their appreciation for Boston's role in the American Revolution.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Boston Common

Embark on this adventure into America's Revolutionary past at the heart of old Boston: the Boston Common. This spacious green has been a part of the city since it's early colonial beginnings. We'll begin the tour by the Visitor Center and find the red-brick path. As we follow the path, we'll dive back in time to the 1700s and set the scene....

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Massachusetts State House

The first stop along our red-bricked Freedom Trail tour is right at the corner of Boston Common: the Massachusetts State House! This building is both historic and architecturally beautiful.... and of course, we can't forget about it's eye-catching golden dome! We'll pause in front of the State House to catch up on a couple of key Revolutionary War characters (and soon-to-be American heroes) and a little colonial history. We'll also take a look at the Robert G Shaw and 54th Memorial, which stands opposite the State House. Who was Shaw and what made the 54th Regiment so significant? We'll get into all of those details right here.

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Park Street Church

From the State House and Shaw Memorial, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail. That brings us through Boston Common and out to the Park Street Church. As we walk, we'll dive into the most important question of all: what prompted the Revolutionary War? As we peel back the layers, we discover that the battle for American Independence was one falling domino in a long chain of dominos stretching across multiple continents and older wars...

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Granary Burying Ground

This brings us to the truly ancient Granary Burying Ground! Established in 1660, this is only Boston's third-oldest burying ground. Can you imagine what's changed in the last 400 years? Well for one thing, this ground is so old it actually holds the grave of Mother Goose. We still hear her stories today! We'll also visit the graves of American legends like Paul Revere, Robert Paine, and James Otis. And we can't miss John Hancock and Sam Adams' graves either! Lastly, we'll visit the graves of those killed in the Boston Massacre, one of the stepping stones to the full-blown revolution. We'll be heading to the site of this Massacre later.

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Boston Latin School

From the Granary, we'll continue following the Freedom Trail's red bricks. We'll check out the King's Chapel along the way and pause in front of the Latin School. This historic site contains a number of fun statues to pose with (including a donkey!) and quite a lot of rich history to dive into.

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Boston Irish Famine Memorial

A few steps down from the Latin School, we'll find the Irish Famine Memorial. Here we'll jump a bit later into Boston history and talk about the new wave of immigrants after the revolution. We'll learn about the hardships they faced and overcame... and where these communities are today.

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Old South Meeting House

Just across the street from the Irish Famine Memorial, we'll find the historic Old South Meeting House. This small, tucked-away building is easy to miss but we'll pause in front of it. Here, we'll be transported back in time to one of the most fateful events leading up the Revolutionary War... the Boston Tea Party. We'll learn all about the organizers, their motivations, and of course the consequences of their "tea party".

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Old State House

Our red-brick road finally brings us to the one of the most popular stops along the Freedom Trail: the Old State House. We'll pause here to identify key architectural features and learn about it's significance (and long history!). Then, we'll walk around to the other side....

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Boston Massacre Site

... to see the site of the infamous Boston Massacre! But was it a massacre? Or just a rowdy riot, as the British said? We'll dive into the thrilling tale while standing at the very spot where history unfolded. We'll also learn about Crispus Attacuks, an honored American hero.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

We'll follow the Freedom Trail to another popular resting spot: Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market! First we'll explore the site's fascinating history and then explore it's huge range of food options!

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Haymarket

As we continue our journey along the red-bricked path of the Freedom Trail, we'll also dive into the story of the historic Haymarket, the new and striking Holocaust Memorial out in front, and the stunning view of the Custom House Tower a little beyond. We'll learn a bit about each of these sites as we make our way to another popular stop.

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The Paul Revere House

Our path brings us to another popular stop along the Freedom Trail: Paul Revere's House! Here we'll learn about Paul Revere's famous "Midnight Ride", it's immortalization in a poem by Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, and the truths and myths behind this historic moment.

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Old North Church & Historic Site

From Paul Revere's House, we'll make our way to the Old North Church. This is the iconic site where the "one if by land, two if by sea" lanterns were lit, silently signalling the British troops' movements to colonial revolutionaries.

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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

From the Old North Church, we'll follow the Freedom Trail farther up to the historic Copp's Hill Burying Ground. This historic cemetery in Boston's North End is older than the Granary... but only by a year!

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USS Constitution Museum

Our last few stops are a little farther along, over the bridge and into the Charlestown Navy Yard. There we'll see the historic and impressive USS Constitution -- and learn all about her epic battle against the Guerriere. We'll explore the naval battles of the War for Independence in more detail while at this historic site.

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Bunker Hill Monument

Finally we'll follow the Freedom Trail up to the Bunker Hill Monument, built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. We'll walk around this hill, exploring the site of this epic battle and getting an understanding of the brutality and intensity of the battle for freedom. This site is the last along our comprehensive tour along Boston's historic Freedom Trail.

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Reviews

(57)

4.2 (57)

Alice_R

The self-guided tour was easy to follow, kept our interest and just so convenient. First time using viator and definitely not the last.

bradandnicoleb

Enjoyed having information all by the way. Some really fun facts and no crowds with a regular tour. We were able to move around at our own pace and really immerse ourselves into other stops by going into some of the museums, etc. only problem is that the audio cues weren’t perfect. Some played after passing a spot such as the Benjamin Franklin statue at the Latin School. Other than that, we were so glad to have this as part of our trip!

jessicacH2073GN

A great self-guided audio tour of the Freedom Trail. My daughter and I didn't have a lot of time as we were doing college visits, but the audio your gave us autonomy to decide how far we could go along the trail while still being able to listen about the sites that we did not get to.

jillwX9708ZP

Once we found the start it was relatively easy to follow except for a couple of places where it was not so clear which way to go.

213carolined

I loved it and it was great for a solo travellers- the GPS triggers meant things played at exactly the right moment and the marked path made navigating easy (for the most part). If you would permit a suggestion however, it would be good if the "next up" text included the location name. Just sometimes the route wasn't clear due to forks or disruptions and this would help clear up where to head without manually triggering the next audio clip or navigating away to the list of locations just to check you were headed the right way. Also, the embedded map didn't work off line for me. Minor points- I loved it and have recommended it to multiple people

Linda_S

I had phone trouble only a short time after starting. My screen went out. After getting it replaced, we completed the tour - but in reverse, since we had walked the Trail already. No issues with the tour or GPS. Good information.

D2727UMaprilb

Loved the tour perfect for our family who needs lots of breaks and rest . Lots of information. Would use again

Mfg6don

The self guided app worked perfectly. I would of missed out of so much historical information without it.

Evan_M

This was a good audio tour of the freedom trail. The information was good and we enjoyed having the map. The automatic GPS location features didn’t work exactly, so we had to constantly keep an ion it to make sure we were listening to the right things at the right time, but overall it went OK. For someone who doesn’t like to use the phone much, keep in mind you’ll need to figure out how to use the app and it won’t automatically play the experiences when you get to the location all the time. Overall, we really enjoyed it.

tfermin

Educational and easy to follow at your own pace. You can easily start anywhere and go in any direction you want to go. Start and stop anytime, listen or read the info, or even do the whole thing at home.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 22:27