Experience the Freedom Trail Now (Visitor Resource)

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

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The Freedom Trail official historic sites, Freedom Trail Foundation, National Parks of Boston and partners welcome visitors to the Freedom Trail!  Information about experiencing the Freedom Trail is subject to change at any time. The following information supercedes any hours of operation elsewhere on TheFreedomTrail.org.

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.  For more information about Freedom Trail Foundation-led tours, which are conducted on a daily basis, click here.  Below is a list of open historic sites. 

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. 

Visitors are required to:

Open Historic Sites
Boston Common
     (Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Daily, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm)
Massachusetts State House (Mondays – Fridays, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm)
Park Street Church (Worship Services)
Granary Burying Ground*
King's Chapel (Worship Services and Music Series)
King’s Chapel Burying Ground*
Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue
Old Corner Bookstore
Old South Meeting House (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm)
Old State House  (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm)
Boston Massacre Site
Faneuil Hall (Daily, 11 am – 7 pm)
     (Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm)
Paul Revere House (Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4:15 pm)
Old North Church (February weekend pop-ups and February 17 – 24, 11 am – 5 pm; starting March 1, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays, 12:30 pm – 5pm)
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground*
USS Constitution (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm)
     USS Constitution Museum (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm
Bunker Hill Monument (Monument Grounds, open daily; Monument & Lodge, Wednesdays – Sundays, 1 pm – 4:00 pm; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 4:30 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 (Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm, visit website to reserve tickets)
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:00 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard (Grounds, open daily)
Dorchester Heights, South Boston

Most historic sites are closed for visitation on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Books and audio guides are available on the Freedom Trail store as are Sample Itineraries & Resources to help guide the way.

What to expect:

  • Encouraged masks/face coverings at select historic sites in select settings
  • No admission with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Foundation tour guides may wear masks/face coverings
  • Other guests wearing masks/face coverings

What one may expect:

  • 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

Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding while we strive to help keep employees and visitors safe along the Freedom Trail.

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