The Freedom Trail® and Black Heritage Trail® have rich opportunities for everyone to learn and experience Boston’s history remotely. Freedom Trail official historic sites, the Museum of African American History, and Freedom Trail Foundation provide existing and new online Distance Learning Resources, including virtual programs and tours to bring history into homes. Boston’s historic sites are committed to assisting teachers and people at home by providing these engaging virtual programs for learners of all ages.
Freedom Trail®Click to Open
Virtual Tours Live!
With an engaging historian as your guide, “visit” 12 official historic sites spanning from Boston Common to the Paul Revere House, while learning about Boston and America’s unique history including the Puritans, the American Revolution, and beyond. The one-hour program is complete with an interactive question and answer session to help delve deeper into history’s complexities and satisfy curiosities. Schedule Virtual Tours Live! today.
Classrooms Live! – invite a historian into your virtual classrooms to help students learn about major Revolutionary-events such as the Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre or Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. The 50-minute program includes an interactive question and answer session. Schedule a session today.
Massachusetts State HouseClick to Open
Virtual Tour of the Massachusetts State House
"Visit" the center of the Commonwealth's government for over 200 years. This virtual tour invites one to explore the State House with 360 degree views and learn stories about the political, civic, and public history of the politicians and citizens of the state of Massachusetts.
Guided Tour of the Massachusetts State House
Tune in to hear the history of the Massachusetts State House - the seat of Massachusetts government since 1798. State House Tours Division dedicated guides will provide a host of information and images as they unfold the history of the Commonwealth.
Park Street ChurchClick to Open
King's ChapelClick to Open
King's Chapel History Program – Explore the site's history through new video series and upcoming virtual tours.
Old South Meeting House & Old State House - Revolutionary SpacesClick to Open
Paul Revere HouseClick to Open
For information on Paul Revere House virtual program offerings, including opportunities to create a custom experience, and to make reservations, please visit the Paul Revere House dedicated programs website.
Old North Church & Historic SiteClick to Open
Bunker Hill Monument & Boston National Historical ParkClick to Open
Climb the Monument – Join a Park Ranger on a journey up the Monument’s 294 steps to the top viewing platform to see breathtaking views of Boston and beyond. Learn about the creation of the Monument and the battles it commemorates.
USS Constitution & USS Constitution MuseumClick to Open
USS Constitution Daily Live Digital Tours 10:00 a.m. daily, a USS Constitution Active Duty Sailor will host a tour of the ship for viewers to learn from and engage with “Old Ironsides” from afar.
USS Constitution Museum's virtual programs help engage with the stories of the USS Constitution, including Historian at Home video series and Historian Live! which explore the lesser known corners of “Old Ironsides’” history.
Black Heritage Trail - Museum of African American HistoryClick to Open
Google Arts and Culture Exhibits invites visitors to take a virtual Black Heritage Trail tour and explore the “Freedom Rising” exhibit, which discusses Bostonian’s fight for Civil Rights from the 1770s to the 1930s.