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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
  • Small group of just 15 people or fewer
  • Intimate group atmosphere and plenty of time for questions
  • Tour is perfect for history buffs
  • Walking tour lets you get to know the city intimately

What's Included

  • Guided by local historian
  • Small groups (16 guests max)
  • Primary sources and quotations
  • Museum admission
  • Costumed guides
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 300th Anniversary Monument
    99 Spruce St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

    Meet your guide at the 300th Anniversary Monument within Boston Common, steps from the intersection of Beacon Street at Spruce Street. The memorial is directly opposite 50 Beacon Street (02108), two blocks downhill from golden dome of the Massachusetts State House.

Return Details

  • Copps Hill Terrace
    520 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109, USA

    Your 2.5-hour tour concludes on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End, overlooking Boston Harbor and Freedom Trail historic landmarks across the Charles River. The terrace is steps from local favorites on Hanover Street, including Italian restaurants, pastry shops, pizza, and more.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


Also, reserve a dinner for afterwards at one of the incredible restaurants in the North End, otherwise you’ll be disappointed walking through, smelling all of the fabulous Italian cooking without sitting down to enjoy.
I highly recommend this tour to other travelers to the area.
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Boston Freedom Trail Tour Was Enjoyable
Robert_P, Aug 2022
Our guide Nick did a great job walking us through the the history of Boston up until 1776. It was a good tour.
Nick was a fantastic guide!
Preston_W, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful Freedom Trail tour. Our guide, Nick, presented the Freedom Trail in an engaging narrative story-telling format which brought all the sites to life. The tour was well designed and kept a good pace and we learned more than we would with a different service. Thanks so much!
Great Tour
Stephen_P, Aug 2022
Very informative guide who told a great U.S. History story of Boston. It was well worth the expense.
Nick was very...
Peter_D, Aug 2022
Nick was very knowledgeable regarding Boston's history up through the Continental Congress. He was open to questions, and generally very energetic and accommodating.
Great walking tour.
Marilou_M, Aug 2022
Ted was an excellent guide. Made the tour interesting. The walk was easy and the tour was well worth it. He was not ugly either, an older Harry Potter look alike. If you get bored with the tour, which you won't be, just look at him. :D
What really happened in early Boston?
Prentis_B, Aug 2022
Great overview of early story of revolutionary war and the people involved in Boston. Fast paced and explained in an interesting and memorable fashion. Highly recommended. You will enjoy it !
Historic Boston
James_F, Aug 2022
Very interesting tour, Nick our guide did a great job and was very knowledgeable Bostons history is unbelievable
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good tour
Ron_G, Aug 2022
Our Guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job in presenting a story line rather than just showing us the sites. The only negative is the tour which was already 2.5 hours went 20 minutes over. For us we missed the next tour as we ran out of time to get there. I felt we got our moneys worth.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour by Nick!
Stephanie_W, Aug 2022
Had a very informative tour from Nick. Enjoyed our trip to Boston & would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested.
Perfect tour
amy_b, Aug 2022
Darcy makes it all come alive. I would highly recommend the tour. Perfect Freedom Trail tour. Would do it again
Nick, or guide, was...
Kathi_F, Aug 2022
Nick, or guide, was wonderful! He was knowledgeable and conveyed Boston’s history in an interesting and interactive format!
Perfect afternoon with Hub Town Tours
Catherine_S, Aug 2022
Perfect tour! Matthew made this 2.5 hours visit SO interesting and included many fun facts. There are 4 spots where we could seat while listening which was great because it was SO hot and humid. When we looked for tours our main criteria was small group (15 people max) and we are so glad we chose Hub Town Tours. We learned so much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must-do tour!
Annegret_H, Aug 2022
Nicholas Roberts was an AMAZING guide! His tour was compelling like a thriller, I couldn’t wait for us to arrive at the next stops to find out how the stories continue. Absolutely recommend!
Come prepared to listen, learn and WALK. If you do, you will certainly love the tour. Great meal possible at the end!
Catherine_H, Aug 2022
Nick was an excellent tour guide, incredibly knowledgeable and told a great story. Come prepared to walk, listen and stand for extended periods of time. Excellent content and thorough. We had an incredibly hot August day, but we did it!! Ending in the North End on Saturday night was a total bonus! Excellent meal right after (not included, of course). Proud that we completed the Freedom Trail and we felt we got the best tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
American history with Nick followed by an Italian feast is a hard combination to beat in Boston! Our 2.5-hour tour is definitely lengthier than most walking tours in town, but we feel the history demands it. And somehow, smelling those waves of garlic and olive oil in the North End make the last stretch of the stroll much easier! Thanks for choosing our small tour business, Catherine—we love hearing how much fun you had exploring Boston with Hub Town Tours.
Matt H., our guide, was...
Charles_S, Aug 2022
Matt H., our guide, was VERY knowledgeable and really gave us an in-depth history of Boston. His sense of humor and great disposition also helped make the tour a great success.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for these generous compliments, Charles! Matthew's professional expertise and friendly demeanor are evident to every guest who joins him on the Freedom Trail. We sincerely hope to have a chance to earn that 5th star the next time you're in town! Take care.
I loved every minute of...
DeAnna_C, Aug 2022
I loved every minute of this tour! Matthew was informative in the funniest way! I would highly recommend him to others
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Touring is never boring with Matthew in charge! Thank you so much for joining us, DeAnna, and for writing this great review of your experience. We'll let Matthew know!
Great Experience
Lindsay_C, Aug 2022
Our guide Matthew was awesome! Very knowledgeable, entertaining and efficient! Even in extreme heat Matthew did a great job! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We're consistently amazed by how much Matthew can fit into a single tour, even with record high temps in Boston. Thanks for choosing Hub Town Tours, Lindsay, and leaving this wonderful review for Matthew! We'll pass it forward :)
A History Above And Beyond Expectations
Roy_G, Aug 2022
A great tour! Our tour guide Matthew was extremely knowledgeable and gracious. No script, would tell more about Boston while we were walking to our next destination. All this while navigating the busy (insane) streets of Boston!. Top notch-- would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Tour guiding in Boston requires more than just knowledge of history, but some street smarts, too. Matthew has years of experience as a guide through Boston, and we're glad you noticed his historical AND navigational skills, Roy! Please note, we NEVER ask staff to memorize scripts. Instead, every member of our team composes an original narrative of Revolutionary Boston and the Freedom Trail. This way, you can be sure your guide isn't simply parroting a script and is always ready to engage with questions, too. We aim to be the top-quality history experience in town!
Great tour, no detail left out! Book a shorter trek if you’re bringing kids
Toni_F, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Nick, was so knowledgeable and full of details and factoids. Great tour for history enthusiasts, as this goes the whole 2.7 miles of the trail and sees all of the stops, but my 10 and 12 year old girls were mostly bored. Way too much time and info at the stops for kids (they were the only kids on the tour, so maybe i missed the memo!) It was 3 hours in total, so i guess timing depends on pace of the group and how many questions are asked etc. A great experience if you’re a history buff!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the 5-star rating, Toni! Nick is a walking fount of historical knowledge, but we recognize that the longer 2.5-hour stroll is not for everyone, particularly our younger guests. As you mention, we suggest our shorter 1.5-hour stroll visiting Downtown Boston for young families. OWNER'S NOTE: To clarify for future guests, our 2.5-hour tour does NOT walk the Freedom Trail to Charlestown, but concludes at Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End, with a view across the Charles River of the final two landmarks (U.S.S. Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument). This way, guests are able to SEE all 16 landmarks from afar, but without walking the entire Freedom Trail route. Thank you!
Small group and great guide
Barbara_B, Aug 2022
This was a great walking tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the people and events during this timeframe in history. My husband is a history buff and loved the tour and the interaction with the guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
You've hit upon our simple recipe, Barbara: small groups and great guides! We hope that every guest, from first-time visitors to history aficionados, enjoys our accurate and interactive storytelling approach to Boston's Freedom Trail. Thanks for choosing Hub Town Tours, Barbara!
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