The Freedom Trail & Boston's North End Walking Tour in Boston, MA

Walks LLCPark Street & Tremont StreetBoston, MA 02108
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Discover Boston's bold and unassuming side in this Boston walking tour of the Freedom Trail and Boston's North End! Join an expert local guide as they talk to you about the rich history of the city and its culture, all the while walking by well-known national landmarks and the unassuming beloved spaces of the people who call Boston their home.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Visit sites along the Freedom Trail and experience the local culture of Boston's North End neighborhood, known as Boston's "Little Italy".
  • See historic landmarks like Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Paul Revere House, and more.
  • Tour duration is approximately 2 hours.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour's start time.
  • Arrive early to be assured of nearby parking.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and rain gear.
  • This Boston walking tour includes an expert local guide.


from The Freedom Trail & Boston's North End Walking Tour
Boston is a city rich with dichotomies - from the elite families of early America with surnames like Coolidge and Adams to the immigrant communities of the Irish, Italian, and Jewish foreigners who defined all the beloved spaces we cherish about this city today. But it's the promises of the past tucked into the city's historic spaces and floating along the surface of each cobbled street that capture the fascination of visitors from across the globe. On this two-hour Boston Freedom Trail walking tour, discover the historical events and revolutionary actions at the sites where they were enacted.

Begin your walk in Boston Common, making your way along the historical path of the Freedom Trail - hit up early churches such as the Park Street Church and King's Chapel where Patriots were impassioned, and meeting halls like Faneuil Hall, where the public outcry for independence rang across a soon-to-be country. Wander into quaint burial grounds like Granary Burying Ground with its encroached tombs of early Americans - visiting the interred spaces of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and other notable figures.

Take in the festival marketplaces of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market while detouring past lush greenspace and small pubs. Stand upon the very spot where the Boston Massacre emboldened a new vision of America's future, and hear a snapshot of the American Revolution's key events.

Make your way into the North End, one of Boston's most beloved neighborhoods. While passing through the streets, your guide will recall engrossing stories of battles, British soldiers, and brave Patriots. They will also point out sites where clues remain about the rise, fall, and rise again of this incredible area of Boston, settled by the many immigrant communities that built Boston into the incredible city it is today. For your final two stops, see the Paul Revere House and then make your way to the Paul Revere Mall, looking across the landscape at the steeple of the Old North Church where "One if by land, two if by sea" forever changed America's destiny.

By the conclusion of this tour, you will have visited 13 of the 16 sites in downtown Boston. Once done, your guide will point you toward a collection of local eateries in the North End, a neighborhood famed for its Italian and Irish heritage flavors.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Freedom Trail & Boston's North End Walking Tour

Where is the meeting point?

The tour will meet at the corner of Park Street & Tremont Street (Boston Common). The meeting place is a few steps from the corner inside Boston Common next to the large white marble plaque, as confirmed in your confirmation email. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour's start time. Tour guide(s) will be holding a sign with the Walks logo and the words “MEET HERE” on it.

How long is this tour?

This morning walking tour is approximately 2 hours.

What if I'm late?

If you are running late, it's best to contact the tour operator at the phone number on your e-ticket so they can reach out to your guide. This is not always possible for all tours - their guides are with other clients and are already into the tour (they ask them not to use their phones during their tour). But in some cases, a few-minute delay can be remedied. Most times, guides leave the meeting point within 5 minutes of the tour start time.

What is included in this walking tour?

You will be given a local English-speaking guide and an expertly guided walking tour. The tours are all given in English. They don’t offer multi-language tours.

What landmarks will we be visiting?

You will be seeing the Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, the Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground, the King's Chapel and Burying Ground, the Boston Latin School, the Old Corner Book Store, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, the Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Union Oyster House, the Bell in Hand Tavern, the North End Neighborhood, the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church.

Is transportation included?


Is parking provided?

No, but multiple parking garages and street parking are available near the tour's departure point. The departure point is also near public transportation.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

There aren't any age restrictions for this tour. True to their name, most Walks Inc.'s tours involve walking for at least half, if not most of the time. Except for a few of their day trips, driving tours, or boat excursions, you can expect to walk a fair amount. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?


Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.

What should I bring?

You may bring water, a hat, sunglasses, parasol, and/or sunscreen, a coat, umbrella, or outer layers for the cooler months), and a photo ID for some of the stop-over sights.

What should I wear?

They recommend guests wear attire appropriate for the day's weather forecast and comfortable walking shoes so it's easy to navigate along uneven surfaces, dirt paths, cobblestone, etc. Due to the religious nature of holy sites such as churches and catacombs, all individuals, regardless of gender and age, must cover their shoulders and knees. During warmer seasons, you can bring extra covering (scarves, sweaters, sarongs, etc.) to put on just before entering.

What is the protocol for when it rains?

The tours run rain or shine, and their guides are great at navigating various weather conditions to ensure you're as comfortable as possible. They will find shade where they can, overhangs to pause under - stuff like that. On rare occasions, if the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may close (e.g., the Colosseum may close in case of flooding). If time allows and they have a prior warning, they will contact you as soon as they find out.

Should I bring the confirmation email?

A physical or digital copy of this confirmation email is not required to join your tour. Your guide (or tour coordinator) will have your name in their database, so as long as you know the name on the booking, you're set!

How many people are on a tour?

The tour is ideal for small groups of 20 individuals or less. Their tours allow up to 20 individuals at a time.