Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

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Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

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Explore Boston and retrace the history of American Independence on this self-guided Freedom Trail tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 365 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Boston's fascinating Freedom Trail at your own pace
  • Listen to the impressive story of American Independence
  • See iconic historical landmarks including Park Street Church, Massachusetts State House, and more
  • Use your self-guided GPS app to explore the trail and learn about the landmarks
Full description
Embark on an adventure through the United States' history and discover fascinating stories about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. On this self-guided tour, led by GPS, explore Boston’s Freedom Trail at your own pace and learn about this fascinating period of history. Begin the experience in the center of the city at Boston Common. Hear stories about the common’s history and how the first settlers founded the city. Next stop is Massachusetts State House followed by the 54th Regiment Memorial where you’ll learn about the Civil War. Continue to Park Street Church and discover the importance of this landmark, then find out about the iconic figures buried at the Granary Burying Ground. Arrive at the Latin School next, one of the city’s most notable attractions due to its impressive alumni. From here, reach the Old South Meeting, built in 1729, then explore the Boston Massacre site and hear about the incident that occurred here. Faneuil Hall, the Holocaust Memorial, Haymarket, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, make up the last leg of the tour, which ends at the Bunker Hill Monument.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Boston Common Visitors Center. There will be no guide waiting to meet you there. • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. • These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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Such a great tour! I loved being able to start and stop the audio based on pace, stopping to see other sites, eating, etc. Super informative and a great way to see the city and have a great history lesson. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to avoid touring with a group.

October 10, 2021

We took a last minute trip to Boston and wanted to learn more about the Freedom Trail and the significant sites around the city. Most landmarks and museums are closed on Mondays, and this audio tour shared historical facts and fun info! It was a great deal! My only complaint is that the app (separate from GetYourGuide) kept crashing. It was a little difficult to navigate the site. Also-it said we had to start at the Boston Common, when in fact we could have started anywhere along the path. So I could have been listening along our walk to there. Otherwise-enjoyed this self-guided tour!

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August 18, 2020

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