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About the Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation
99 Chauncy Street, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 357-8300
Fax: (617) 357-8303

As the Freedom Trail enters its second half century, it can proudly celebrate the fact that it has become the one of the most signature tourist experiences in New England, attracting over 4 million people annually. It is also one of the most successful historic destinations in the country. This authentic experience of history, which is provided by both the walk and the sites of the Trail, is a vital part of Boston’s growing tourist economy and educational outreach. The Freedom Trail Foundation is a critical part of that growth. Established in 1964 as a non-profit organization with the responsibility to market and promote the Freedom Trail, it also plays an important role in helping to preserve the 16 sites of the Freedom Trail.

Browsing through this site provides a view of the wide range of programs that the Freedom Trail Foundation offers — education, promotion, and preservation. You can read about how the Freedom Trail itself was established by clicking on Establishing the Freedom Trail to your left.

The Freedom Trail remains one of the country’s most successful ideas for how to experience American history. As Boston looks forward to the next half century of inviting the world to experience the Trail, the Freedom Trail Foundation has a rich and significant opportunity to assure its vitality and relevance. Through strong collaborations with the Freedom Trail sites, the City of Boston, corporations, foundations and educational institutions the Freedom Trail Foundation works creatively to promote and preserve the Trail and its sites so that future generations can learn the important civic lessons of the American Revolutionary story.

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