As the weather warms, the Freedom Trail Foundation’s 18th-century costumed guides are out on the Trail in full force offering an expanded menu of fun and educational tours.
During May, the Freedom Trail Foundation will add to its current weekly tours departing from the Boston Common. The current tour schedule will offer additional Walk Into History® Tours from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center to include tours on the hour every hour on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Foundation will also offer tours departing from the ArtsBoston booth for the first time since 2022, including Walk Into History Tours, on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and North End Tours on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
“Boston’s official Freedom Trail® Tours are a great way to start one’s Freedom Trail experience and visit historic sites, while getting out in the fresh air for exercise,” said the Foundation’s executive Director Suzanne Segura Taylor. “We are excited to add to our menu by bringing back tours departing from Faneuil Hall and to work with local partners to help build business in Downtown Boston.”
Walk Into History Tours are the official 90-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail featuring tales of high treason, mob agitations, revolutionary actions, and partisan fights, walking to 11 of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail sites to and from Boston Common and Faneuil Hall. The North End Tour features stops along the Trail including the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, and other historic places in Boston’s oldest neighborhood.
Led by 18th-century costumed guides, Freedom Trail Foundation walking tours are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, and $8 for children, and include a $1 donation to the Freedom Trail Foundation’s Preservation Fund. Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common, Artists for Humanity and Crabby Jack’s shops inside historic Faneuil Hall, Samuel Adams Downtown Boston Taproom, Old Town Trolley locations and ticket booths, and online at TheFreedomTrail.org.
All walking tours are available for group tours year-round by appointment and are perfect for tourist groups, family outings, birthday parties, company parties, corporate activities, team building, and more, and may be booked via phone reservation at (617) 357-8300.
The Foundation and City of Boston also celebrates Preservation Month in May with an array of tours, events, exhibits, and activities along the Freedom Trail for adults and children, history buffs and curious visitors.
For more Preservation Month information, please visit https://www.boston.gov/departments/landmarks-commission/boston-preservation-month
For more information about the Freedom Trail and Freedom Trail sites, please visit TheFreedomTrail.org or call (617) 357-8300.