Freedom Trail


Length:  2.5 Miles 

Established: 1951 


Visiting the trail

This 2.5 mile trail, connects 16 historical locations around Boston.  All the locations have historical connection to the American Revolution.  The trail was established in 1951 and by 1953, 40,000 people were walking the trail annually. 

While the trail allows visitors to explore the history of American Revolution, it also allows them to see Boston in a whole new way. This is a great activity for history lovers as well as families exploring the city of Boston.

Trail Locations

To follow the trail it is generally from South to North and it is an easy trail to walk.  Here are the sites included as part of the trail: 

  • Boston Common 
  • Massachusetts State House 
  • Park Street Church 
  • Granary Burying Ground 
  • King’s Chapel 
  • Statue of Benjamin Franklin (at Boston Latin School) 
  • Old Corner Bookstore 
  • Old South Meeting House 
  • Old State House 
  • Boston Massacre Site 
  • Faneuil Hall 
  • Paul Revere House 
  • Old North Church 
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground 
  • USS Constitution 
  • Bunker Hill Monument

Please note that some of the important sites for the American Revolution are not part of the Freedom Trail such as Boston Tea Party and Liberty Tree.  

Other Historical Site

Additionally, there are two other important historical sites along in Boston that can help you explore the city’s history.  Black Heritage Trail, which crosses Freedom Trail at State House.  And the Boston Irish Famine Memorial. 


Option 1:  Explore on your own

Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail, Boston Massachusetts

You can follow the trail on your own (markers are provided on the ground) 

Option 2:  Sign up for one of tours that are available 

You can check out these tours here: 

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