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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a compelling and knowledgeable tour guide!

Our midday walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country.

With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's enduring status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As you travel along the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.

Our 90-minute midday tours begin three times daily (11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm) on Saturdays and all major holidays.

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We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a native Bostonian and very knowledgeable about the history of this beautiful city. It was delightful listening to her.

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Stop At: 1 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Meet your guide in the pedestrian-only zone, in front of the Staples Connect store. Please look for a blue sign reading, "Hub Town Tours Meet Here"—your guide will arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour start

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

The iconic "Cradle of Liberty" (1742, 1805) was seat of Boston's town meeting and birthplace of the Sons of Liberty in the 1760s. Historic Faneuil Hall sits alongside world-renowned Quincy Market (1826)

Stop At: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Tremont Street King's Chapel, Boston, MA

Oldest burying ground in Boston (1630) is the final resting place for Boston's founding generation, the Puritans

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

First permanent church of England in Boston (1686, 1754) and founding site of the Unitarian Church of America

Stop At: Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108

Boston's third-oldest burying ground (1660) is the final resting place for Revolutionary Boston, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and many others

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Park Street Church, One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108-4899

Active church and former tallest building in Boston (1809) for much of the 19th-century

Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

The "New State House" (1798) and current capitol of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Stop At: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318

Oldest public land in the United States (1634) was communal grazing pasture for colonial Boston, and later site of military encampment for British redcoats during Revolutionary era

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

Seat of Boston's government for more than a century (1865) and excellent example of French Second Empire architectural style

Stop At: Statue of Benjamin Franklin, School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA

Overlooking former site of Boston Latin School (1635), oldest public school in the Americas, which educated luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Old Corner Bookstore, 283 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4304

Former publishing house of Ticknor & Fields (1718) published works by American literary greats such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Stop At: Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Washington St., Boston, MA

Memorial to "An Gorta Mor," The Great Hunger in Ireland during the 1840s, overlooks two Freedom Trail landmarks: Old South Meeting House (1729) and the Old Corner Bookstore (1718)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616

Boston's largest colonial building (1729) hosted the Boston Massacre memorial orations and tea tax debates, culminating in the Boston Tea Party (1773)

Stop At: Commonwealth Books, 9 Spring Ln, Boston, MA 02109-4401

Hidden bookstore across from Boston's original water source, a natural spring of drinkable water.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

Seat of colonial government and Boston's oldest public building (1713), where the Declaration of Independence was read to the people of Boston for the first time in 1776

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Massacre Site, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

Central plaza of Colonial Boston and site of fatal tragedy in 1770, in which five Bostonians were killed at the hands of British redcoats

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: 1 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Your 90-minute walking tour concludes at the same location where it began, steps from excellent lunch options at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Additional Information

  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hub Town Tours prioritizes guest safety! All our tours are conducted entirely outdoors, in well-ventilated spaces. In keeping with state and local guidelines, we've reduced our maximum group size to only fifteen [15] guests per tour to ensure social distancing.
  • Local historian
  • Small groups (15 guests maximum)
  • Primary sources and quotations

  • Gratuities
  • Museum admission

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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