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Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour

4.5 (657)
Boston, US

Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour

4.5 (657)
Boston, US
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Experience the rich history of Boston on the Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour by the Histrionic Academy. Step back in time as you meet your costumed guide in the Boston Common and embark on a journey that will bring America's Founding Fathers to life. Follow the iconic Freedom Trail for 1.2 miles, visiting historic sites such as the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, and Old South Meeting House. Hear captivating stories of the American Revolution and New England's Colonial History. As you explore, you'll be immersed in the spirit of Boston and its pivotal role in shaping the nation. Don't miss this opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history and discover the heart and soul of the city.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Meet colonial costumed historical interpreter
  • Explore the oldest public park in America
  • Visit the Current Massachusetts State House
  • Discover the church where "My Country 'Tis of Thee" was performed
  • Learn about America's Founding Fathers at Granary Burying Ground
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

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The Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour by the Histrionic Academy offers a captivating and immersive experience, allowing you to delve into the rich history of Boston. This tour takes you on a fascinating journey through the city, following the iconic Freedom Trail, which spans approximately 1.2 miles from the Boston Common to Faneuil Hall. Prepare to be amazed as you explore historic sites and hear captivating stories about America's Founding Fathers, the American Revolution, and New England's Colonial History. With a knowledgeable and entertaining costumed guide leading the way, this tour is the perfect way to uncover the captivating past of one of America's oldest cities.

What to expect?

During this 90-minute tour, you can expect to be transported back in time as you walk in the footsteps of history. From the moment you meet your colonial costumed historical interpreter in front of the Boston Common Visitor Center, you'll be captivated by their engaging storytelling and expert knowledge. As you make your way along the Freedom Trail, you'll visit significant sites such as the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel, Old South Meeting House, and many more. With each step, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the events that shaped America's history and the individuals who played crucial roles.

Who is this for?

The Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour is a must-do experience for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone curious about the birth of a nation. Whether you're a local looking to uncover hidden gems in your own city or a visitor eager to learn about Boston's storied past, this tour is suitable for all ages and interests. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will be enthralled by the engaging narration and unique perspective offered by your knowledgeable guide. So, grab your walking shoes and join this fascinating journey through time.

Why book this?

What sets the Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour apart is the immersive experience it provides. With a costumed guide who embodies the spirit of the historical era, you'll feel as if you've been transported back in time. The expert storytelling, combined with the stunning scenery and iconic landmarks, creates a truly unforgettable experience. This tour is not just a history lesson, but a chance to connect with America's past on a profound level. Whether you're a history buff or simply seeking an enriching and entertaining experience, this tour guarantees to leave you with a newfound appreciation for Boston and its pivotal role in American history.

Good to know

Before embarking on this tour, it's important to arrive 15 minutes early at the Boston Common Visitor Center to meet your guide. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated due to the strict adherence to the advertised tour start time. The tour covers a distance of approximately 1.2 miles, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour concludes at the iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where you can continue your exploration of Boston's vibrant atmosphere. Closest public transportation options include Government Center Station, Aquarium Station, and Haymarket Station, all within a convenient 5-10 minute walk.


Guests who have embarked on the Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour rave about the captivating storytelling and knowledgeable guides. They appreciate the immersive experience provided by the costumed historical interpreters, enhancing their connection to the past. Many reviewers mention that this tour offers a unique and enriching perspective on American history, making it highly recommended for both locals and visitors. Overall, guests are left impressed and inspired by the deep dive into Boston's historical significance, making this tour a must-do for history enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

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

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Histrionic Academy

Meet your colonial costumed historical interpreter 15 minutes early. Tours leave exactly at their advertised time, so late arrivals cannot be accepted.

Boston Common

Oldest Public Park in America.

Massachusetts State House

(Pass by)

Current Massachusetts State House

Park Street Church

Church where "My Country 'Tis of Thee" was first performed.

Granary Burying Ground

Hear the inspiring and important stories of Americas Founding Fathers at their final resting place.

King's Chapel

America's first Anglican Church

King's Chapel Burying Ground

(Pass by)

Boston's oldest English burial ground

Boston Latin School

America's first public school.

Statue of Benjamin Franklin

Learn about our founding father, and the Boston Latin School's most famous alumnus, Benjamin Franklin.

Old Corner Bookstore

America's oldest commercial building . "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" was published here.

Old South Meeting House

Hear about the Boston Tea Party, where it happened!

Admission Not Included

Old State House

(Pass by)

The oldest standing Government Building in Boston.

Boston Massacre Site

Hear about the massacre and protest that became a battle cry throughout the American Revolutionary War.

Statue of Samuel Adams

(Pass by)

Hear the tale of Sam Adams

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

The most iconic historical attraction in Boston.



4.5 (657)


Elaina aka Mother Goose, was our tour guide for the Freedom Trail. My husband and I thought we would do the trail on our own. Glad we didn't, after being with Mother Goose, we had learned so much more than imagined. Thank you for a wonderful tour of the Freedom Trail with historical tidbits that fascinated my mind! I hope everyone enjoys the tour as much as we did.


Soooo glad we did this tour! Great time, great information and Elaina was SUPER! Traffic, noise, rain.....nothing could shake her smile or her wit! Fun time! 😊👍


The tour guide spoke very fast which made him difficult to understand at times. The content was very fragmented and assumed everyone know the history of Boston and the patriots etc A little disappointing to be honest


One of my favorite parts of our Boston trip. I’m not a history buff yet really enjoyed the walk. Our patriot host knew his history and deliver it with a clever wit making the morning extra special. Do it! My son was 12 and he liked it as mush as parents. Would not recommend for younger than 10 in most cases.


Captain Pickle was an amazing and informative tour guide. He knew historical and fun facts, that kept the tour interesting. The pace was perfect, just make sure to wear comfortable shoes.


Such an informative and fun way to see the city and learn the history of Boston. Shout out to Captain Pickle, best tour guide, amazing all the information and fun facts he knew. Also went above and beyond to get us to our next destination.


The Guide Captain Pickles was very knowledgeable and funny! He made the tour so interesting, you leave wanting more for sure!


If you are touring Boston, you cannot leave without doing this. It is an amazing experience taking you through the time and events that happened in Boston and what led to the history and creation of the United States. A two and half hour walk through the iconic landmarks of Boston will leave you amazed at the facts and history. You will get to love the city even more and appreciate its glory. Our tour guide Mr Francis was extremely knowledgeable and super funny. Do ask for him, if you have the option to select. The freedom trail is a must must must


Absolutely awesome tour!!! I've never been to Boston, super informative and very interesting!!! Mother Goose was funny and wicked smart! Highly recommend.


Capt Pickles was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He is passionate about history and wants you to get excited about our country's amazing beginnings, too. He does a great job!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 21:51