Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening) 18 reviews
Boston, United States

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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: 1 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Our small-group tour begins at 1 Washington Street—next to Staples Connect on the west side of Citizens Bank Tower—steps from the Old State House (1713)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

Center of Boston politics for more than a century (1865)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Tremont Street King's Chapel, Boston, MA

Oldest burying ground in Boston (1630)

Pass By: Statue of Benjamin Franklin, School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA

Site of oldest public school in the Americas, Boston Latin School (1635)

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

First Church of England in Puritan Boston (1686, 1754)

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

Boston's third-oldest burying ground (1660) and final resting place for Revolutionary Boston

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Park Street Church, One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108-4899

Active church and tallest building in 19th-century Boston (1809)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318

Oldest public land in the Americas and Boston's communal grazing pasture (1634)

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

Memorial to "An Gorta Mor"—Ireland's Great Hunger (1845)—along the Freedom Trail

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Congregationalist meeting house (1729) and origin site of Boston Tea Party (1773)

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

Former publishing house of Ticknor & Fields (1718)

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

Colonial capitol of Massachusetts Bay Colony and oldest public building in Boston (1713)

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Tragedy strikes when British soldiers kill five Bostonians in 1770

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Samuel Adams Statue, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Renowned leader of Boston's Sons of Liberty

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

Faneuil Hall (1742) hosted Boston's town meeting, and is known today as "The Cradle of Liberty"

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Union Oyster House, 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Oldest restaurant in the United States (1826) located in historic building (1704)

Stop At: The Green Dragon Tavern, 11 Marshall St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Modern-day version of tavern where Boston Tea Party was planned

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ebenezer Hancock House, 10 Marshall St, Boston, MA 02108-2405

Former home (1767) of John Hancock's younger brother, Ebenezer

Stop At: North Street Park, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Boston's "Little Italy" neighborhood beside Rose Kennedy Greenway

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: North Square Park, North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Historic public square (1634) in Boston's North End

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2405

Former home of Paul Revere and oldest structure in Downtown Boston (1680)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123

Boston's oldest church (1723) held signal lanterns during Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Stop At: Paul Revere Statue, Paul Revere Mall, Boston, MA 02113, USA

Pedestrian-only space honoring the famous Midnight Ride (1775)

Duration: 15 minutes

Activity Details
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 small group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1760 to 1775, the tumultuous fifteen years prior to the beginning of 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 past historic landmarks of Revolutionary Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.

Two-hour tours are offered in the evening (4:00–6:00pm) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday every week.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
ReturnPaul Revere Mall, 370 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
What's Included
  • Local historian
  • Small groups (15 guests maximum)
  • Historic images (e.g. maps, portraits)
  • Primary sources and quotations
  • Gratuities
  • Museum admission
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 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. To ensure appropriate social distancing, we've reduced our maximum group size to only fifteen [15] guests per tour.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • Absolutely fantastic! The guide was incredible, very knowledgable and the information was packaged into a digestible format making it easy to follow and keeping everyone’s attention! Would certainly use in the future for other tours!

  • This was a fantastic tour that I will recommend to anyone coming to Boston. The way he developed the story of the Revolution made me see the whole event in a new light. We had already been in Boston for several days and thought we had seen everything. We were so wrong! The tour showed us how much we had missed. I am a history teacher and I give this a 💯.

  • Ted was very knowledgeable and put you in the moment of each stop that we visited. You can tell he is passionate about history and loves what he does. He does a good job in making sure you understand that the patriots of the American Revolution were just ordinary men. The tour was time well spent. Take it - you won’t be disappointed.

  • Very dynamic and engaging, recreating the history of this “little” town. Learned the truths that won’t easily be forgotten with his technique.

  • The best tour ever!
    Our guide loves and lives this history.
    The weather was miserable but who cared- we were living 250 years ago as Paul Revere made his ride.
    Choose this tour!!!!!

  • Thoroughly engaging and informative tour! Felt like a riveting storytelling of the years leading up to the American Revolution. My 12 and 14year olds gave it a thumbs up. Highly recommended!!

  • The story comes to life! Learn about the personalities and motivation of some of our founding fathers, and the path they took from simply wanting representation to fighting for complete independence for a group of colonies. If you’re thinking of a Freedom Trail tour and love history, walk past the others offered and just purchase a ticket for this one. Better yet, book a private tour for even more time and details of a little city with an amazing story.

    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. Mangia!

    {There, I’ve just set up a perfect Boston evening for you.}

  • This tour was exactly what we were looking for! A small in depth tour that separated fact from fiction. Our guide really helped us to understand the landscape and the people in a fun and engaging way. Our guide was a real historian with a wealth of knowledge to put everything into context.

  • Wonderful time. Ted told us all the great stories and was enthusiastic and fun the entire time. My 10 and 11 year Olds loved it!

  • This was a fantastic tour! Ted, our guide and owner of Hub Tours, did an amazing job walking us around Boston and explaining the different sites on the Freedom Trail. His knowledge of the historical events was amazing and he even had pictures and diagrams to help us truly understand what happened and know the historical people involved. Ted did not just take us to the sites and tell us some info, he did the tour as a story and went chronologically through the historical events of the time. You could tell that Ted truly loves what he does and his passion came through in the tour. My wife, who is not a big history buff, even loved it as well! Thank you so much!!

  • Best tour ever! Ted was the best for sure! He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. This is how history should always be taught!

  • Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the information given easy to remember!! I loved being able to see pictures of the people he talked about and hearing the stories about their importance in Boston. I will definitely recommend this tour to others!! Thank you so much again!!

  • The guide was an amazing story teller with an obvious passion for Boston and history. This tour was well worth it, and I am so glad we did it!

  • This tour was amazing. So informative. So many stories I had never heard. We went to so many sites on the freedom trail. The walk was so nice also.

  • The guide was so knowledgeable, and provided some great information. I would highly recommend it. Small group was perfect

  • Ted was a fantastic tour guide! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. It was my first time in Boston, and I was a solo traveler, so I enjoyed being able to experience the beauty and history of the city with a small group! Would highly recommend this small group tour to anyone!

  • Ted gave a great tour. We really enjoyed it. He knows his stuff and was able to answer all our questions.

  • Great tour! Ted is a great communicator and brought history to life and made it relevant. I highly recommend this tour to other travelers to the area.

  • Ted was very knowledgeable and personable. He could answer every question we threw at him and he made the history of the revolution come to life.

  • Ted, an independent tour master, is a personable, knowledgeable guide. Small groups of 10 or so. Good paced walking tour. Highly recommend.

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