When reading up on things to do in Boston, you might have wondered “where is the Freedom Trail?” The fact of the matter is that The Freedom Trail is not a single location. The trail winds its way through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts and over the bridge into Charlestown. The 2.5 mile trail connects 16 different historical sites in the city, starting at the beautiful Boston Common and ending in Charlestown at the Bunker Hill Monument.
The trail is marked with an iconic vertical red brick or red painted line, which links all of the stops to each other. The Freedom Trail can be followed using a web or paper map or simply sticking to the red line.
Is it easy to get lost on the Freedom Trail?
Getting lost on the Freedom Trail is unlikely, it is clearly marked with the red paint or brick line. You may want to keep a map handy in case you want a detour, but its improbable that you will become lost on the Freedom Trail. A self-guided walking tour that provides direction as well as information may help you navigate the trail even more effectively. Action Tour Guide has an excellent audio tour of the Freedom Trail that provides in-depth history and information as well as easier navigation, so that you can feel like a local as you walk the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is located in Boston’s bustling downtown, so if you do get turned around there are many resources available for getting you back on track!
Where can I find more information about the Freedom Trail?
There are many, many resources for the history of the Freedom Trail. Many of Action Tour Guide’s blogs highlight some of the most interesting and useful information about the Freedom Trail, chock full of history, directions, tips and tricks for the next time that you visit this iconic Boston attraction!