Freedom Trail

This 2.5 mile walking trail, marked by a paved line of red bricks and red paint, weaves through downtown Boston as it purposefully passes 16 sites of national historic significance. It was first imagined in 1951, started as a simple set of 30 signs on street corners, and today is among the most comprehensive and celebrated way-finding tools for tourists in the world.

These are the 16 primary points of interest along the Freedom Trail:

  1. Boston Common
  2. Massachusetts State House
  3. Park Street Church
  4. Granary Burying Ground
  5. King’s Chapel
  6. Boston Latin School / Benjamin Franklin Statue
  7. Old Corner Bookstore
  8. Old South Meeting House
  9. Old State House
  10. Boston Massacre Site
  11. Faneuil Hall
  12. Paul Revere House
  13. Old North Church
  14. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  15. USS Constitution
  16. Bunker Hill Monument

The best place to start walking the loop is at the Boston Common Visitor Center at 139 Tremont Street, but it’s not required- you can pick up this path at any point and enjoy the sites at your own pace!