One of the many benefits of walking is that you see and experience things you would miss using other modes of travel. You’ll see even more using one of WalkBoston’s maps, which feature places that are wonderful to walk, easy to navigate, and convenient to get around. These maps were created by those who know the area best – either local people or experts in the walk’s particular theme. Each self-guided walk has a detailed route as well as distances and descriptions of sights and scenes. Below is an archive of our maps that have been created over the years. At the bottom of this page, we’ve also included other maps that you may find helpful.

Walk through American history as you stroll down popular sites like the Minuteman Rail Trail.

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Belmont is an ideal community for walking, with its varied neighborhoods, hilly terrain and vibrant commercial areas.

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Boston: Avenue Of The Arts

Explore Huntington Avenue – the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Fine Arts, Sculpture Park, and more.

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Boston: Beacon Hill North Slope

Explore the section of Beacon Hill bounded by Cambridge, Bowdoin, Myrtle and Charles Streets.

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Boston: Beacon Hill South Slope

Admire the architecture as you stroll along the historic houses on Beacon Street.

Boston: BMC/BUMC Neighborhood

These walking routes of the Boston Medical Center/Boston University Medical Center let you leave the hospitals behind and explore the adjacent South End neighborhoods.

Boston: Boston Common & the Public Garden

Stroll through America’s first public park and botanical garden, see the various monuments, and be sure to Make Way for Ducklings.

Boston: Bridges and Esplanades along the Charles

Take in the Charles River’s loveliest and most historic sites, not to mention its incomparable views of the city.

Boston: Cathedral Housing

Visit one of Boston’s liveliest and most walkable areas around the Cathedral Housing neighborhood in the South End.

Boston: Charles River/North Station

The reclaimed Half Mile is the site of a beautiful new walking facility: the North Bank Bridge, a 690-foot pathway that curves under the Zakim Bridge and over the MBTA commuter rails that used to be an impassable barrier. The bridge is one of three that are planned. The second will be a walkway attached to the MBTA rail bridge over the river into North Station. The third, a South Bank Bridge, will connect Charles River walkways along the Boston side of the river to the HarborWalk in a richly historic and highly visited area.

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Boston: City Routes and Downtown

This map of the Back Bay, Downtown, Waterfront and South Boston Seaport show that popular destinations are no more than a ten minute walk away.

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Boston: Charlestown

Walk through Boston’s oldest neighborhood that takes you to Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill, where the first battle of the American Revolution took place.

Boston: Children’s Hospital

Within a 20-minute walk of Children’s Hospital are some of Boston’s best sights for kids — a puppet theatre, anatomical museum, Fenway Park, the beautiful Emerald Necklace park, and more.

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Mall Sculptures

This short walk down Commonwealth Avenue is enlivened by sculptures of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and other American heroes.

Boston: Connect Historic Boston

Connecting to Boston history Over more than 300 years, Downtown Boston and nearby neighborhoods have been the site of many important historical events. Many buildings remain to illustrate that history. In this small area of about one square mile, distances are so short that many find it easy to cross the entire area on foot. There are also buses and subways which crisscross the area and can help you get to where you want to go. To find a special walking route, use this map to plan a visit to specific nationally-recognized historic buildings and sites, and a walk along streets of great character and charm. On your walk you will find a unique city with national and local history visible everywhere. Walk more – see more!

Boston: Connecting Land, Water and Art

Explore Boston’s Seaport District and Downtown waterfront, a perfect interface for cultures and arts of all kinds to meet.

Boston: Convention Centers – Steps to the Heart of Boston

A short walk between the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Hynes Convention Center takes you through Boston Common, Chinatown, the Prudential Center, and more.

Boston: Convention Center – Forays on Foot

With seven different routes to pick from, this map can take you to museums, the Boston Tea Party site, and much more

Boston: Disasters, Dirty Deeds, and Debauchery

From 8 Walnut Street to Cocoanut Grove,this walk traces some of Boston’s famously infamous sites.

Boston: Dorchester

This two sided maps gives you walking routes in both North and South Dorchester showing walkers just how walkable Dorchester really is.

Boston: Downtown Development–Shaping Our Streetscapes -2008

See the changes WalkBoston’s project design advocacy efforts have made at Hayward Place, South Station Air Rights Tower and more.

Boston: East Boston

Explore East Boston, experience the diversity of its neighborhoods, and incorporate exercise into your day.

Boston: Faneuil Housing

See much of what Brighton has to offer during a manageable and enjoyable stroll in one of Boston’s liveliest neighborhoods.

Boston: Financial District

Meander Boston’s downtown, where you’ll find Old City Hall, the Stock Exchange Building, and much more.

Boston: Harborwalk

Enjoy the views of Boston Harbor up close as you hug the water’s edge along much of the waterfront.

Boston: Hyde Park and Victorian Fairmount

This walk will take you up and down Fairmount’s steep streets on a trip back in time past stunning and fascinating structures.

Boston: Jamaica Plain

Get a sample of the best of Jamaica Plain: quiet residential streets, spectacular mansions, a vibrant commercial district as well as Jamaica Park and Pond.

Boston: Little Lanes

From Downtown Crossing to Haymarket.

Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

From downtown’s historic core at Faneuil Hall to Old Ironsides to the Charles River Esplanade, leave the hospital behind to explore neighborhoods and sites near MGH.

Boston: Outer Neighborhoods

Find maps for the communities south of Boston’s urban core — Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale, and Roxbury — here.

Boston: Rose Kennedy Greenway (2005)

Follow WalkBoston’s advocacy interventions, from sidewalk widths to signal timing and much more, as we work to ensure good pedestrian conditions for all.

Boston: Rose Kennedy Greenway (2006)

See the diverse array of changes WalkBoston has helped bring to the Greenway in just one year.

Boston: Roslindale Village

Hills and dales set the scene for this walk through Roslindale Village’s middle-of-the-road community.

Boston: Savin Hill

A delightful jumble of residential architectural styles, views of the sea and Downtown Skyline Overlook all intersect with the serenity of Savin Hill.

Boston: Science Park Walking Map

Enjoy a Charles River walk to the Science Museum. See parks, landmarks and Boston history along the way.

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Boston: South Bay and the Shirley-Eustis House

Explore the South Bay – once a large tidal marsh and now a bustling neighborhood that boasts some of the oldest buildings in America.

Boston: South Bay Harbor Trail

This walk connects Boston’s inland neighborhoods to the expanding amenities of Boston Harbor, such as the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and more.

Boston: South Boston and Dorchester Bay

South Boston is home to beaches, boathouses, and panoramic views of Boston Harbor and Dorchester Bay.

Boston: South End, Hip & Historic

Meander along the diversity of the South End, from the Victorian structures of its “historic district” to the unique array of novelty shops.

Boston: South End Running Route 

Boston: southwest corridor park.

Follow this walk to see what happens when a park is built instead of an expressway.

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Boston: The Neponset River and Ashmont Hill

This trail along the Neponset River takes you to chocolate mills, historic residential areas, and one of the last remaining wildlife sanctuaries at the edge of Boston Harbor.

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Boston: Urban Core

See all of the places in the city of Boston where WalkBoston has mapped here.

Boston: Walk to the Democratic National Convention

The DNC might not be in town, but follow this walk to the TD Garden and pass by some must-see tourist attractions.

Boston: Washington Street

From Dudley Square to Chinatown, Washington Street brings new life and vitality to a historic part of the city.

Discover Braintree’s waterfront in a series of walks or head back to its town center for some small shops and historic attractions.

Brookline: Secret Stairways and Paths

Trace the pedestrian pathways and stairways that link Brookline’s dramatic topography, left behind by a glacier.

Cambridge: East Cambridge and Kendall Square

East Cambridge’s grid of streets is home to residential, employment and recreation areas that boast a diverse array of architecture.

Cambridge: Harvard University – Allston & Cambridge

Harvard gets a lot smaller with this walking map that breaks down Harvard and its surrounding communities into 5-minute increments.

Cambridge: Traffic Calming

From the Cambridgeside Galleria to the Central Square T Station, see how traffic calming has made Cambridge safer for pedestrians.

Cambridge: Urban Core

Five maps to help you enjoy Cambridge.

Cambridge: West Cambridge

Discover the marvels of Cambridge beyond its famous education centers.

Discover the short walking routes in Chelsea. The map also suggests few routes with spectacular views.

Chelsea: Downtown

This walk covers the ethnic diversity of Chelsea end to end, from Admiral Hill to Powder Horn Hill. Look for the influence of ethnic traditions on the street life, restaurants, and shops in this small gateway to Boston.

Stroll through Dedham’s charm and grace as you visit the Church Green and Norfolk House, which has hosted Presidents and political leaders alike.

Check out the scenic parks and bustling neighborhoods around Everett.

You can go anywhere on foot. Many destinations in Franklin are no more than a 10-minute walk apart – and many are even closer than that. You’ll be surprised how short the walks are – from homes, schools, downtown businesses and shopping centers to all parts of town.

Local teens helped find walks to take on routes that are not often traveled. They came up with this list that is a challenge for locals of all ages – for the teens as well!

Hull: The Hull Peninsula

The Hull Peninsula remains one of Boston’s best-kept secrets with its Carousel, Pier and white sandy beaches.

Lawrence and Methuen 

Visit District Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence History Center, Downtown Business Pemberton Park and more.

Visit the sites of troop movements, skirmishes, and battles of the American Revolution where the “shots heard ’round the world” were fired.

Lynn and Swampscott

Trace the coastline along Lynn and Swampscott as you are led through the area’s industrial history.

Walking in Malden is easy and fun with this map that divides routes to the places you have to get to into 5-minute increments. (Available in 3 languages.)

Middleborough

The Middleborough map includes Historic Residential Walk / South Main St. & Historic Commercial District / Centre Street.

Milford has fantastic attributes that make it an ideal community for walking.

Newton: The Fields of Newton

Explore Newton’s topography, its oldest roads, that 19th-centry architecture to find vestiges of its rolling hills.

Newton: Upper Falls

Explore the quaint architecture, charming streets, and Echo Bridge – a major National Historic Landmark over the Charles River’s Hemlock Gorge.

Northborough

With its bucolic setting along the historic Boston Post Road, Northborough is a great community for walking. This walking map features a variety of parks, historic buildings and community resources in two different parts of town.

Kickstarter contributions from over 60 individuals and organizations successfully met a challenge grant from the John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation. Special contributions came from: Modell’s Sporting Goods, Revere School Committee member Carol Tye, Karla and Richard Karash and the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Take in the scenic harbor views, along with Salem’s rich history, and don’t forget to look for the pineapples – symbols of hospitality – dotting each historic house.

Somerville: Riverpaths of Everett, Somerville, and Medford

Enjoy the parks, wildlife, and greenery that line these scenic landmarks along the Mystic and Malden Rivers.

Somerville: SomervilleParks -2008

From street hockey to swimming pools, this map shows that there’s something for everyone at each of Somerville’s Parks and Playgrounds.

Somerville: SomervilleParks -2018

Updated in 2018 with Shape Up Somerville.

Somerville: SomervilleWalks

We’ve labeled the city in 5-minute increments so that you can get healthy while enjoying Somerville by foot. (Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.)

Somerville: The Hills of Somerville

Somerville has capitalized on its steep hills to build a vibrant community featuring the Round House, a museum and a former residence of President Obama.

Springfield: Museum Quad

This walk shows two walking routes from Caring Health Center on Main Street to the Museum Quad and back.

This walk explores the community’s ancient center and winds around the lovely Lake Quannapowitt to return to its beginning.

Try these 5 walks through Walpole and learn something new about its cultural and historic sites.

Fit a walk into your day perfectly with the timed routes on this map.

Watertown: The Upper Charles River Reservation

Starting at the Watertown Dam, a walk along the rustic, overgrown Upper Charles River Reservation is the ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Winthrop: Deer Island

Deer Island offers dramatic views of Boston’s skyline, Hull’s windmill, lighthouses and Boston Harbor Islands National Park.

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The 10 best Boston walking tours

See the city on foot with these fun and informative walking tours around Boston

Boston has a history that spans centuries, and the city offers hundreds of landmarks and historic locales where you can learn about some of America’s most important events. Boston is also a compact, walkable city, so its landmarks can be easily explored on foot. Guided tours of the Freedom Trail and other neighborhoods are a great way to take in local history and culture. The city also has a rich culinary scene, and food tours will steer you towards the best of the best. For a deep dive into Boston’s history and culture, check out the best walking tours the city has to offer. And once you ’ ve finished a tour, keep the fun going by checking out the  best Boston attractions ,   best free things to do in Boston , and   best museums in Boston .

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Freedom Trail to Copley Square

1.  Freedom Trail to Copley Square

This two-hour guided tour from Boston City Walks begins with historic highlights along the Freedom Trail. As it continues, you’ll get a glimpse of the fancy homes in Beacon Hill, explore the Public Garden, see Victorian brownstones in Copley Square, walk along Newbury Street, and end up at the Boston Marathon finish line. This informative and accessible tour is ideal for families and anyone who wants to explore picturesque neighborhoods and the Freedom Trail in one go.

Boston Movie Mile

2.  Boston Movie Mile

Movie fans can visit more than 30 filming locations from movies and TV on this tour from On Location Tours . From benches ( Ted and Good Will Hunting ) to bars ( Cheers and The Departed ), historic homes ( The Thomas Crown Affair ) to Dunkin Donuts ( The Town ), you can reenact movie scenes while also learning about some of Boston’s historic landmarks. A local actor leads the tour, so you’ll also get some behind-the-scenes info about Boston’s film industry. This one often sells out, so book in advance. 

PhotoWalks Highlights of Boston

3.  PhotoWalks Highlights of Boston

For photo enthusiasts and Instagram influencers, PhotoWalks offers walking tours through Boston landmarks and give instructions and creative tips on how to best capture them, whether with a digital SLR or just a smartphone. The Highlights of Boston tour covers the most photogenic parts of the Freedom Trail. Beacon Hill, the Public Garden, and Back Bay. Lead by a professional photographer, this tour will ensure you see city’s historic highlights and head home with some great pics to share. 

Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

4.  Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

Learn about Boston’s Jewish roots on this Boston City Walks tour that explores historic synagogues, homes, gathering spots, and neighborhoods. The tour begins in the “back side” of Beacon Hill, where Jews resided in the 19th century. Stops include the Vilna Shul, Puffer House Cigar-Rolling Factory, and the Holocaust Memorial. The tour concludes in the North End, which was home to Jewish immigrants before Italians transformed it into Little Italy. 

Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour

5.  Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour

Beer and pizza make a history lesson a whole lot more fun. With Boston Pizza Tours , you’ll visit a series of historic taverns and try some of Boston’s best pizza. Explore Faneuil Hall, Blackstone Block, and the North End. Settle in at Bell in Hand, a tavern in operation since 1795, and grab a drink where Paul Revere once did. And, of course, enjoy slices from a range of famous Boston pizzerias.

PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

6.  PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

Beacon Hill is one of the most exclusive residential areas in Boston. The neighborhood’s narrow streets, 19th-century homes, charming architectural details, brick sidewalks, gas lamps, and colorful flowers make it one of the most photographed segments in the city. To make sure you capture the beauty of this area, while also learning about its fascinating history, take a PhotoWalks tour led by a professional photographer. You’ll pick up creative photography tips and learn how to capture the beauty of a scene from unexpected angles. 

Davis Square Food Tour

7.  Davis Square Food Tour

For a unique, food-focused tour, check out Off the Beaten Path Food Tours. Tastings, tours, and progressive dinners are offered in Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Jamaica Plain, and more. The Davis Square Food Tour highlights the colorful, diverse Somerville neighborhood that has become a hot destination for dining. With knowledgeable guides, you’ll learn the history of the neighborhood, sample innovative eats, try your hand at candlepin bowling, and finish up with a taste of marshmallow fluff, a sweet treat invented in Somerville. 

Harvard Campus Walking Tour

8.  Harvard Campus Walking Tour

You might just soak up some smarts on this Trademark Tours Harvard Campus Walking Tour . Current Harvard students will guide you around the campus and share their experiences. Visit historic buildings in Harvard Yard, see the famous John Harvard Statue, explore the surrounding Harvard Square neighborhood, and hear stories about some of the famous people who attended the school. 

North End Market Tour

9.  North End Market Tour

The North End is an easy neighborhood to wander and sample delicious Italian delicacies on your own, but exploring with Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours can take your knowledge to another level by teaching (and feeding) you along the way. On this tour you’ll learn how Italian food traditions were adapted to America, get insider cooking tips, and find out where to buy the best ingredients. You’ll also learn about the best hidden gems in the neighborhood, ensuring you’ll get more out of your future visits. 

North End Wine Tour

10.  North End Wine Tour

With this offering from City Wine Tours , you’ll learn about the North End while tasting wines at top restaurants and wine shops. Limited group sizes keeps the tours intimate, as knowledgeable guides teach tasting, pairing, and buying fine wines amidst the charming, historic venues. City Wine Tours also offers tasting tours in South End, Back Bay, and Assembly Row in Somerville. 

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Walking Tours in Boston

There are few cities in the US with so much to see as Boston. It helps that Boston is a compact city, and you can easily walk from highlight to highlight, often quicker than taking transit or taxis. Explore Boston on a walking tour (or on a bike), and take in highlights such as Fenway Park, Back Bay, a walk along the Charles River to MIT or Harvard, the Freedom Trail or a great Italian meal in North End, Boston’s Little Italy.

Our list of the best walks in Boston has a bit of everything, from history and culture (past and current), to food, fun, and general site seeing. Each walk can be a short wander through a few neighborhoods or be turned into a whole day out, depending on how many stops you want to make. One of the best parts about each of these walks is that they can be done solo, as a group, as a pair, or with kids. So whatever your Boston trip looks like, we have got the perfect routes to see the city!

THE TOP 10 WALKS IN BOSTON

  • Fens and Back Bay ( 6.3 km , 23 m , 1.5-2h): This action-packed Boston walk will explore Greenery of The Fens and the Brownstones of the Back Bay, two of Boston's best neighborhoods. The walk stops at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), The Fens, Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, Newbury Street, and Copley Square before finishing at the impressive Christian Science Church.
  • Financial District to Theatre District ( 5.2 km , 32 m , 1.5-2h): Starting at the waterfront, venture into Boston's financial district - the nerve center of the downtown. Don’t let the name confuse you though, there are many must-see historical and fun stops in the area! After walking the financial district, head to the lively Theatre District. Filled with great restaurants and bars as well as a variety of shows, and of course historically significant buildings housing them all - this makes for a great afternoon into evening walk!
  • Freedom Trail ( 6.7 km , 71 m , 1.5-2h):The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most popular walks. Follow the signed route throughout this historic city to the sites that were most instrumental in the American Revolution.
  • City Hall to North End ( 3.3 km , 15 m , 1.5-2h): This short but action-packed Boston walking tour shows off a huge number of Boston’s Historical Attractions. The bulk of Boston’s historical sites and tourist destinations are located around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the North End. This area is flooded with culture, great restaurants, interesting shops, and sites dating back to the beginning of America.
  • Harvard to MIT ( 8.5 km , 10 m , 2-2.5h): Both Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology call Cambridge, home, making this an exciting walk to explore these centers of education. Harvard and MIT both have their own interesting landmarks and attractions that are well worth a visit.
  • Emerald Necklace ( 14.6 km , 62 m , 3.5-4h): Explore the greenery of Boston with a long walk along the Muddy River and Boston’s best gardens and parks. The Emerald Necklace is a series of green spaces meandering from Dorchester to Back Bay, providing an escape into nature while remaining in the city.
  • Charles River Walk ( 5.7 km , 13 m , 1.5-2h): One of the most scenic features of Boston is the Charles River. Walking alongside the river is the best way to see incredible views of both Cambridge and Boston, depending what side you’re on. This walk will take you by some of those perfect spots, as well as highlighting key sites on the campuses that sit beside the river- Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University.
  • MIT to Beacon Hill ( 6.1 km , 46 m , 1.5-2h): This great walk in Boston starts at MIT and then follows the Charles River to beautiful and historic Beacon Hill. This is a great walk in Boston, with great views.
  • Foodie Walking Tour of Boston ( 8.6 km , 11 m , 2-2.5h): Boston has a lot of amazing restaurants to choose from, and for this foodie walking tour in particular, you’re going to want to make sure you start with an appetite because these are some of the best the city has to offer!
  • Boston Harbor Walk ( 6.3 km , 44 m , 1.5-2h): Boston’s Harbor walk is a great way to spend the day, mixing in the many wharves along the waterfront and the attractions that are near them.

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Fens and back bay.

This action-packed Boston walking Tour will show you some of the best of Boston. Explore the Greenery of The Fens and the Brownstones of the Back Bay, two of Boston's best neighborhoods. The walk stops at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), The Fens, Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, Newbury Street, and Copley Square before finishing at the impressive Christian Science Church.

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Financial district to theatre district.

This Boston walking tour will allow you to explore the waterfront and Boston’s Financial District. Don’t let the name confuse you though, there are many must-see historical and fun stops in the area! After time walking through the Financial District head to the more-lively Theatre District. Filled with great restaurants and bars as well as a variety of shows, and of course historically significant buildings housing them all - this makes for a great afternoon into evening walk!

Freedom Trail

The best walk in Boston for history lovers, The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most popular walks. Follow the painted red line on the ground throughout this historic Boston walking tour and see the sites that were most instrumental in the American Revolution.

City Hall to North End

This short Boston walking tour shows off a huge number of Boston’s historical attractions. The bulk of Boston’s historical sites and tourist destinations are located around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the North End. This area is flooded with culture, great restaurants, interesting shops, and sites dating back to the beginning of America.

Harvard to MIT

This Boston walking tour takes you to adjacent Cambridge, famous for Harvard Business School, Harvard University and MIT. This is an interesting area to explore, and it’s best done by walking. Across the Charles River is Boston, known for its rich history and cultural attractions, but Boston’s sites should not overshadow the ones across the river. Harvard and MIT both have their own interesting landmarks and attractions that are well worth a visit.

Emerald Necklace Walk

This wonderful Boston walk tour allows you to explore the greenery of Boston with a long walk along the Muddy River and Boston’s best gardens and parks. Known locally as ‘The Emerald Necklace’, this walk goes through a series of green spaces meandering from Dorchester to Back Bay, providing an escape into nature while remaining in the city.

Charles River Walk

This Boston walking tour takes in one of the most scenic features in Boston - the Charles River. Walking alongside the Charles is the best way to see incredible views of both Cambridge and Boston depending what side you’re on. This walk will take you by some of those perfect spots, as well as highlighting key sites on the campuses that sit beside the river - Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University.

MIT to Beacon Hill

This is another great Boston walking tour for lovers of American History. Boston is well-known for being a historic city and most associate it with the Revolutionary War and the founding of America. When you dig deeper, though, you’ll find that Boston is really a city that has mastered the fusion of new with old. Especially with MIT making its home just across the Charles River in Cambridge, Boston has been filled with modern elements that are just as exciting as those rich with history.

Foodie Walking Tour of Boston

The best way to explore a city is with food. This foodie walking tour of Boston will take you to a number of amazing restaurants to show you the best of Boston’s culinary scene. For this foodie walking tour in particular, you’re going to want to make sure you start with an appetite because these are some of the best the city has to offer!

Boston Harborwalk

Boston’s harbor walk is a great way to spend the day, mixing in the many wharves along the waterfront and the attractions that are near them. This is a great walk to explore Boston’s maritime history.

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Julie Last updated: January 15, 2024 United States 18 Comments

Boston Freedom Trail Guide

Walking the Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s best experiences. On this walk, learn about Paul Revere’s midnight ride, visit historic meetinghouses and churches, and learn about battles and events that sparked that start of the Revolutionary War.

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What is the Freedom Trail?

The American Revolutionary War began in Boston. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile route that takes you to 16 important sites during this war.

The walk starts (or ends, depending on the direction you choose to walk it) at the Boston Common and ends (or starts) at the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill. Along the walk, you will visit historic churches, meeting halls, cemeteries, and battlegrounds.

Paul Revere Statue

How Long Does it Take?

This can vary. How much time you spend at each site will have a big impact on how long it takes to walk the entire trail.

We walked the Freedom Trail in about four hours. We started at the Boston Common and ended at the USS Constitution. Along the way, we visited everything possible. At some sites we stayed for just a few minutes but at the other places we really liked, we stayed longer. The only thing we didn’t go into was the USS Constitution (it was closed for renovation) and the USS Constitution Museum (history overload by this point).

If we did it again, we would plan to have a break at about the halfway point (which is near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Marketplace). It’s a great walk and we learned a ton, but it does get to be a bit of history overload towards the end. Having a scheduled break in the middle might help with this.

Tours of the Freedom Trail

You can schedule a guided tour of the Freedom Trail. However, most guided tours do not cover the entire Freedom Trail. The official Freedom Trail Foundation offers a guided tour of 11 of the 16 sites (Boston Common through Faneuil Hall). This tour takes 90 minutes.

You can also purchase a guided walking tour through GetYourGuide. This tour includes the portion of the Freedom Trail between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall as well as other Boston sites.

GetYourGuide also offers a self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail via an app you install on your mobile device. The app includes audio narration, a live GPS map, and the route from stop to stop. Click here to learn more about this option.

Note that these tours do not include admission to the sites on the Freedom Trail.

How to Walk the Freedom Trail Without Taking a Tour

We chose to walk it on our own. I printed out the Freedom Walk Trail brochure , which provided information on each of the 16 sites. You can also download a copy of the map using this link. At each stop, we took turns reading about what we were visiting. Joining a tour probably would have provided more information, but for us, it was nice to explore the Freedom Trail at our own pace.

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Each of the 16 sites is marked with a Freedom Trail plaque on the ground. A narrow, red brick trail connects all of the sites. Just follow this trail through the city.

Freedom Trail Plaque

Map of the Freedom Trail

How to Use This Map: Click the tab in the top left hand corner of the map to view the layers. You can click the check marks to hide or show layers. If you click the icons on the map, you can get more information about each point of interest. If you click the star, this map will be added to your Google Maps account. To view it on your phone or computer, open Google Maps, click the menu button, go to “Your Places,” click Maps, and you will see this map on your list.

The Freedom Trail Sites

Here is a quick overview of the sites you will visit on the Freedom Trail.

#1 Boston Common

Boston Common

This is the oldest public park in the United States. It was once a grazing area for sheep and later become a training ground for the militia.

#2 Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House

Built in 1798, this is the state capitol building and the seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is free to visit and open during the weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also schedule a tour of the building.

#3 Park Street Church

This is a landmark in Boston and a site where slavery was protested and woman’s suffrage was supported. Cost: free

#4 Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

In this very old cemetery, search for the tombstones of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin’s parents. Cost: free

#5 King’s Chapel and Burying Ground

Boston Church

Established in 1686, this is one of the oldest churches in Boston. It houses the oldest pulpit still in continuous use in the United States. Sitting next to the King’s Chapel is another cemetery. Mary Chilton, the first woman to step off of the Mayflower, is buried here.

#6 Benjamin Franklin Statue and the Boston Latin School

Benjamin Franklin Statue

This was America’s first public school and Benjamin Franklin attended school here.

#7 Old Corner Bookstore

Historic Chipotle

This was once a bookstore, selling works by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Now it is a Chipotle. Hungry yet?

#8 Old South Meeting House

Old Meetinghouse

It was here that people protested the tax on tea, which led to the Boston Tea Party. Just across the street, at 1 Milk Street, is where Benjamin Franklin was born.

#9 Old State House

Old State House

This was the site of many debates that lead up to the Revolutionary War. Inside is a museum with exhibits explaining the events that lead up to the start of the Revolutionary War.

#10 Boston Massacre Site

Boston Massacre

On March 5, 1770, a skirmish broke out between Redcoats and a crowd of Boston residents. Five of these Bostonians were killed, which Paul Revere called a “bloody massacre.” This event is memorialized with this plaque on the ground.

#11 Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall

This was another meeting venue where people protested against British oppression. The first floor is a marketplace and on the second floor is the Great Hall where the debates and protests took place. Cost: free

#12 Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House

Built in 1680, this is the oldest building in Boston. Paul Revere purchased this house when he was 33 years old and lived here in 1775 when he went on his famous midnight ride.

#13 Old North Church

Old North Church

“One if by land, two if by sea.” These famous words, referring to signal lanterns on Paul Revere’s midnight ride, ignited a revolution. These lanterns were hung in the tower of this church on that famous night. Cost: free, donations appreciated

#14 Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp Burying Ground

This is another very old cemetery. The British also used this spot to fire their cannons during the battle of Bunker Hill. Cost: free

#15 USS Constitution and Museum

USS Constitution

The USS Constitution, also called “Old Ironsides,” was constructed in 1797 and used during the Battle of 1812. You can also visit the USS Constitution Museum to learn more about the warship.

#16 Bunker Hill Monument

This is the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. You can climb the gigantic granite obelisk for decent views over the city. During the summer months, it can be hot and crowded inside. Cost: free, open 9 am to 4:30 pm, 294 steps to the top.

Bunker Hill Monument

Our Favorite Sites

If you want to walk the Freedom Trail, but don’t necessarily want to enter every single site, which ones should you visit? Here are our favorites:

  • Granary Burying Ground, we loved the old headstones
  • Paul Revere House, for its historical importance
  • Old North Church, for its importance in American folklore

You can walk the Freedom Trail in either direction. If you start at Bunker Hill in the morning, you can climb the obelisk before the crowds arrive.

Most sites are open from 9 to 5 , but this can vary depending on the day of the week and the season. If you plan on entering these sites, make sure you check the operating hours before you go.

Have a meal at Warren Tavern. This is a historic tavern just a few blocks from Bunker Hill. It’s the perfect end to a day on the Freedom Trail (if you start at the Boston Common).

To get back to the Boston city center, we used Uber.

Some of these sites have an entrance fee but they are included on the Boston Go Card.

Warren Tavern

Here are a few more tours that make nice additions to the Freedom Trail. These don’t take the place of walking the Freedom Trail, but they are interesting add-ons to the Freedom Trail experience:

Do you have any questions or want to offer advice about walking the Freedom Trail? Comment below!

More Information for Your Trip to Massachusetts:

BOSTON: For more information about Boston, read our article Best Things to Do in Boston. We also have a detailed guide on how to day trip to Plymouth, Lexington, and Concord from Boston.

CAPE COD: With 2 days on Cape Cod, learn how to visit Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, and Falmouth.

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Anyone knows if the freedom trail is opened tomorrow?

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The Freedom Trail is always open, since it’s a walking route through Boston. However, the sites along the way, such as Faneuil Hall and the USS Constitution, might not yet be open. I just did a quick search. The Paul Revere House is open and the Old North Church is open for several days in April. It would take some work, but you can check the websites of each of the sites to see whether or not they are open. Cheers, Julie

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If you are a Boy Scout, the Spirit of Adventure Council in Boston offers a Freedom Trail Medal for those who complete the full walk and answer a questionnaire — you can Google it, etc before your trip to Boston. My son earned it a few years ago – very cool way to explore historical sites in Boston!

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I have Ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War. They were from New London Ct. Their Names were Capt Nathaniel Hempstead. And Son Sgt Nathaniel HempsteadJr. I was wondering if you had any information on them. Nathaniel Jr. Later moved to Fredonia N.Y. and is buried in the Historic Pomfret Cemetary in Fredonia N.Y..

No, unfortunately we do not have any information on them. Good luck on your search and learning more about them. Cheers, Julie

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Thanks for the tips! To add, I used the WalknTours app and took the Freedom Trail tours. These were GPS guided tours, so we just pressed play, put our phones in our pocket and the tour guided us turn by turn around the freedom trail. They have over 20 tours in Boston. I think the difference is WalknTours is a marketplace with lots of tours. And they are pretty cool. Loved the experience. Flexible, fun and well written.

They have it broken down into 3 tours with 3 different narrators. All were great, the Part 2 had a great narrator and felt very little Italy. They also had a bunch of tours around Boston, we tried the North End Pizza experience and found some good pizza places.

Just looked them up, walkntours.com

Wow, this is a great tip!! Thanks so much! Cheers, Julie

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Thanks for sharing us your blog. It’s been nice reading it. It’s good in walking for a tour but I also suggest some sunset tours using a helicopter in Boston. While you explore all of the fun and exciting things to do in sunset tours, remember that a thrilling and rewarding air tour may be just what you’ve been looking for.

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Thanks for this article. It is very informative and – unlike the materials put out by the Foundation – pretty useful. Readers might like to know that you can’t download the audio tour referred to above directly to your smartphone or tablet – you have to download to a PC first (I didn’t bring my PC with me on vacation 🙄). The app you mention is also incompatible with current versions of iOS (it was written for iOS3.2 by the looks of it 🙄) – so can’t use it either. Clearly, Boston is all about history not technology! 🤔

Thanks for all of this. The crazy thing is, the app I added to this post was the most up-to-date version I could find. Thanks again! – Julie

Try the WalknTours app on iPhone or Android. They have the Freedom Trail tours and 15 other tours in Boston. It’s all on your phone, easy to use and fun. All you have to do is choose the tour, press play and put your phone away. From there the app guides you turn by turn telling the stories of the Freedom Trail. And the narration’s fun.

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thank you so much for your detailed post, very helpful indeed! We have found ourselves unexpectedly in Boston over the 4th of July and plan to walk the Freedom trail today, which as Brits should be very interesting! Maybe we’ll have some tea along the way 😉

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Thank you for all your helpful tips! Could you please share where you parked your car or how you got yourself back to your starting point (Boston Commons)?

We did not have a car while in Boston. To get back to our hotel, we used Uber. I think you can also take a bus but I am not familiar with the details. Cheers, Julie

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Hi! Can you share a link or more information about the Freedom Trail app you used? I am searching for it now and don’t see an obvious choice. Also, did you have to pay for the app? Thank you!

Sorry about that. All links have been updated and I included the link to the Apple store for the free app. Enjoy Boston!! Cheers, Julie

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Here’s a new, and popular Freedom Trail Self-Guided Audio Guide app For iPhone: http://www.ftapple.com For Android: http://www.ftandroid.com

You can buy the password from Viator ( http://tiny.cc/ftviator ) for USD 4.99

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My bad. Here is the correct link to download the app. Stumbled upon this blog again as am planning to visit in Mar end. Had fun last time. Enjoy.

https://tiny.cc/ftrail_apple

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Originally conceptualized in the 1950s, the Freedom Trail ®  is an iconic symbol of Boston. Its red brick line snakes through some of the oldest parts of the City, navigating visitors to some of the most significant historic sites in the Downtown, North End, and Charlestown neighborhoods of Boston. The trail itself does not necessarily tell a narrative. Rather, it aids tourists with a starting point—an opening sampler of Boston's storied, complicated, and multi-faceted history. While many sites are primarily recognized for their role in the American Revolution, all the sites on the Freedom Trail ®  remained significant because of the role they played in subsequent social, political, and religious movements, controversies, and challenges.

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Some choose to walk the entire 2.5 mile trail, end to end. Others select a handful of sites of particular interest and focus on those places. Visits can be as short as a few hours—however those who wish to enter every historic site and explore what each site has to offer can spend a full weekend along the Freedom Trail.

Guided tours are available seasonally from both National Park Service staff and through private organizations. Generally, few public tours walk the entire trail. Many sites are part of Boston National Historical Park, however they are independently owned and operated and may charge admission fees.

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The National Parks of Boston have developed a FREE Freedom Trail ® Audio Tour for visitors. This tour is available online on our Freedom Trail® Audio Tour webpage , or by downloading the NPS App. Once downloaded, search "Boston National Historical Park" and select "self-guided tours."

  • Stairs to the 54th Massachusetts/Robert Gould Shaw Memorial: When in the Boston Common, head toward the Park Street MBTA station at the intersection of Park and Tremont Streets. Follow the sidewalk up Park Street toward Beacon Street.
  • Stairs to enter the Granary Burying Ground can be bypassed by entering an at-grade entrance off Beacon Street. When at the main entrance at Tremont Street, continue down Tremont to the intersection with Beacon Street. Turn left to head up Beacon Street. The first alleyway to the left ends with an at-grade entrance to the Burying Ground.
  • Old State House can only be entered via stairs.
  • When following the trail from Paul Revere Park to the Old North Church, a detour around the block on Tileston Street is required.
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Boston's official Freedom Trail tours!  The Freedom Trail Foundation's most popular, introductory, tours highlight the diverse history that took place at 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites, featuring Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel & King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston Latin School site/Benjamin Franklin statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre site, and Faneuil Hall.  Experience stories of the American Revolution, as well as the history of traditionally underrepresented peoples spanning from the 16 th – 21 st centuries.  

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The Freedom Trail is one of the iconic touristy things to do in Boston, and there's a reason for that. I did the full trail many, many years ago but decided to go with this shorter, more compact trail with our family. The 1.5 hour length is the right duration for kids, and our guide, Jeremiah Poope (his actual last name!), kept it interesting the entire time. He has been a tour guide in Boston for many years, and he had a ton of interesting stories and facts beyond the typical revolutionary war factoids.

The Freedom Trail Walking tour presents full of historic knowledge and our guide, Parker, provides us the best experience for this amazing learning adventure. That is to say, in this tour you can also learn about the myth and the truth of the history we learned from our textbooks. I would recommend anyone who visit Boston and is interested in learning history or simply just want to listen to funny stories

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We only had 1 day to explore downtown Boston, and this tour was a great way to see several different sites, learn about history, and get a bit of walking in. We were a few minutes late for the start of the 1pm tour but easily able to catch up and join in.. Our tour guide was fantastic! One member of my group uses a wheelchair, and the guide was great about leading the WHOLE tour through accessible entrances to sites and to sidewalks with curb cuts so that all of us could participate without feeling singled out.

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We had a wonderful time and your guides were wonderful. They were energetic, informed, and brought history to life. Thank you once again!

Great tour with Isaiah Thomas! Great local guide who was very engaging and a walking encyclopedia of Boston history. It was a nice 1.5 hr walking tour hitting most of the south end Freedom Trail points of interest. For the money, it’s hard to beat!

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    Walk the iconic Freedom Trail and see Boston's major historic landmarks. Enjoy a small-group experience, avoiding large crowds and congested sidewalks. Hear stories from the American Revolution and the birth of the United States. Visit the final resting places of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. Full description.

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    The 1.5 hour length is the right duration for kids, and our guide, Jeremiah Poope (his actual last name!), kept it interesting the entire time. He has been a tour guide in Boston for many years, and he had a ton of interesting stories and facts beyond the typical revolutionary war factoids. Wendy L. The Freedom Trail Walking tour presents full ...

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