Categories: Historic & Cultural Attractions
Website: The Freedom Trail
varies according to tour schedule; call ahead
The Red-Brick Trail Into Downtown Boston's Celebrated Colonial Past
Marked by a red brick or painted line, Boston’s 2.5 mile Freedom Trail connects 16 of the country’s most significant historical landmarks weaving its way through Boston’s proud past in the midst of this vital, modern city. The Freedom Trail attracts 4.3 million visitors annually bringing people of all ages and groups of all sizes to our great city.
The troupe Freedom Trail Foundation Players, 18th century costumed guides, are comprised of historians, teachers and actors. The Foundation’s creative team and Players are able to create unique experiences and turn any meeting or event into an exciting, entertaining and educational spectacle.
Founded in 1964, the Freedom Trail® Foundation is dedicated to marketing, promoting and helping to preserve the Freedom Trail through varied tourist services and activities, educational programs, and marketing and public relations efforts. The Freedom Trail Foundation Preservation Fund supports preservation, rehabilitation and capital projects for official Freedom Trail sites which help avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects of the elements and manmade wear and tear of Boston’s and America’s precious 17th, 18th and 19th century sites.
Since 2003, the Freedom Trail Foundation has been conveniently located at 99 Chauncy Street, Suite 401, with Freedom Trail Tours starting from 139 Tremont Street--the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common (across from the intersection of Tremont & West Streets). For more information, please call 617-357-8300 or visit www.TheFreedomTrail.org.