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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 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. The following information supercedes any hours of operation elsewhere 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.  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. 

Visitors are required to:

  • Comply with the Centers for Disease Control Mask Requirements
    • ​All individuals are encouraged to wear masks on public transportation, while in rideshares (Uber and Lyft), taxis, and livery vehicles, and inside transportation hubs.
  • Comply with sites' specific requirements (please see What to Expect section below)

Open Historic Sites
Boston Common
     (Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Daily, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; starting March 27, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Massachusetts State House (Mondays – Fridays, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm)
Granary Burying Ground*
King's Chapel (Fridays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 1:30 pm  – 4 pm; starting April 1, Mondays, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 1:30 pm  – 5 pm)
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, 10 am – 6 pm; starting April 1, Mondays – Saturdays, 10 am – 8 pm, Sundays, 10 am – 6 pm)
     (Great Hall and Visitor Center, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm)
Paul Revere House (Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4:15 pm; starting April 1, Daily, 10 am – 4:15 pm)
Old North Church ( Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 12:30 pm – 5 pm)
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground*
USS Constitution (Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 6 pm)
     USS Constitution Museum (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm
Bunker Hill Monument (Monument Grounds, open daily; Monument, Wednesdays – Sundays, 1 pm – 4:30 pm; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 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)
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard (Grounds, open daily)
Dorchester Heights, South Boston

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 these measures are in place to keep employees and visitors safe along the Freedom Trail.

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