Experience the Freedom Trail Now (COVID-19 Resource)
Experience the Freedom Trail Now
The Freedom Trail official historic sites, Freedom Trail Foundation, National Parks of Boston and partners are working together on reopening plans to ensure the health and safety of employees and Freedom Trail visitors in accordance with Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston guidelines. Information about experiencing the Freedom Trail is subject to change at any time; please check historic sites' websites using the hyperlinks provided prior to visitation for exceptions to dates and times listed. The following information supercedes any hours of operation on TheFreedomTrail.org.
Virtually: 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 to bring history into homes.
In Person: The 2.5-mile Freedom Trail is a red-bricked path on City of Boston sidewalks and leads one to the Trail’s 16 official historic sites. Visitors may follow the path to walk to all Freedom Trail historic sites and the Freedom Trail Official Online Brochure will help guide one along the Trail. Foundation-led official Freedom Trail walking tours are currently conducted on a daily basis. Massachusetts State House exterior tours are offered weekdays (please call 617-727-3676 to schedule a tour). Below is a list of open historic sites.
Visitors are required to:
- Comply with the Massachusetts Travel Advisory
- Starting January 15, Comply with City of Boston Proof of Vaccination Mandate for Indoor Spaces – FAQs
- Schools and school groups do not need to show proof of vaccination
- Comply with City of Boston Indoor Mask Mandate – FAQs
- Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings outside too!
- Comply with sites' specific requirements (please see What to Expect section below)
- Follow 6-foot social distancing protocols
Open Historic Sites
(Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Daily, 8:30 am – 5 pm)
Granary Burying Ground*
King's Chapel (Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm)
King’s Chapel Burying Ground*
Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue
Old Corner Bookstore
Old South Meeting House (Tentatively starting January 15, Daily, 10 am – 5 pm)
Old State House (Tentatively starting January 15, Daily, 10 am – 5 pm)
Boston Massacre Site
Faneuil Hall (Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 7 pm)
(Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm)
Paul Revere House (Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4:15 pm; Visitor Center, Daily 10 am – 4:00 pm)
Old North Church (February School Vacation Week – Monday, February 21 – Saturday, February 26, 10 am – 4 pm)
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground*
USS Constitution (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm)
USS Constitution Museum (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm)
Bunker Hill Monument (Grounds only, open daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm)
* Please Note: Historic burying grounds are open daily from approximately 10 am – 4 pm.
Other Open Trails to Freedom Historic Sites
Museum of African American History (Mondays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard (Grounds)
Dorchester Heights, South Boston
What to expect:
- Required face coverings at select historic sites
- Required to follow social distancing protocols
- No admission with COVID-19 symptoms
- Foundation tour guides required to wear face coverings
What one may expect:
- One-way traffic flow
- Limited capacity
- Timed ticketing or reservations required
- Hand-sanitizer stations
- Temporarily closed exhibits and limited programs
- Temporary closures for cleaning
- Limited restrooms – Restaurants’ restrooms are open for their patrons only
Safety protocols and plans follow requirements as outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards for Physical Distancing, Hygiene Protocols, Staffing and Operations, and Cleaning and Disinfecting.
Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding while these measures are in place to keep employees and visitors safe along the Freedom Trail.
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