Welcome to the Freedom Trail!
Visitors to Boston, school
children, teachers, historians, history
buffs, citizens, and friends, welcome to the
Freedom Trail. There is no other place in
the United States where you can take in the
rich history of America’s Revolution — the
events that lead up to the historic break
from Britain and the brave people who shaped
our national government.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5
mile red-brick walking trail that leads you
to 16 nationally significant historic sites,
every one an authentic American treasure.
Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of
Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball
threatened, the Freedom Trail today is a
unique collection of museums, churches,
meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a
ship, and historic markers that tell the
story of the American Revolution and beyond.
Take a virtual trip to the
Freedom Trail here on this site, then plan
your visit to see the real thing. It’s fun,
it’s entertaining, it’s really interesting —
it’s American Revolutionary history but not
the same old story....
For Freedom Trail Visitors
Your visit to Boston must include a walk into
history along the Freedom Trail. You can start
in the beginning, the middle or the end and wend
your way through the streets of this very modern
city — Boston — and along the paths of history.
This is Boston’s indoor / outdoor history
museum. There are 16 “official” sites of the
You’ll want to visit every one!
Let’s make your trip to Boston and
Massachusetts easy to plan. Here’s some
information about Taking Freedom Trail Tours.
Boston Freedom Trail Links:
The Boston Common
The State House
Park Street Church
Granary Burying Ground
King’ Chapel Burying Ground
Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School
Old Corner Book Store
Old South Meeting House
Old State House
Site of the Boston Massacre
Paul Revere House
The Old North Church
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
USS Constitution — “Old Ironsides” & USS
Bunker Hill Monument
Freedom Trail Education
Field Trip Ideas on the Freedom Trail Boston
The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a variety of
field trips for schoolchildren of all ages.
Walking tours, trolley tours, performances,
interactive programs, land and sea tours and
audio tours are all great ways for kids to
experience the rich history found along the
Freedom Trail firsthand. For a complete,
detailed listing of the Foundation's programs,
visit our Group Tours/ Field Trips section.
The sites along the Freedom Trail offer
interactive educational programs for kids. What
better way to learn about the American
Revolution than to visit the places where it all