On your Freedom Trail Walking Tour, you’re going to have to keep your eyes peeled. For one thing, you’ll be walking through the heart of Downtown Boston, always be watchful of traffic, but also, you’re going to want to keep an eye on the sidewalk to make sure you’re following the Freedom Trail’s markings!
Like any other hiking trail, the Freedom Trail is marked. A red line, either painted or made with vertically-facing red bricks on the sidewalk, marks the path you should follow from site to site as you walk the Freedom Trail. This iconic red marking has been the symbol of the Freedom Trail for as long as it’s existed and makes for practical, eye-catching marking that visitors can easily follow. However, if you choose to use a group or self-guided walking tour, your trip through Downtown Boston will be even more accessible.
Should you take a self-guided tour?
If you’re looking for an in-depth experience where you get to dive deep into Boston’s rich history, then this self-guided walking tour is your best bet. Many tour companies in Boston offer tours of the Freedom Trail. However, Action Tour Guide’s s Freedom Trail Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail offers you both flexibility and an enriched experience as the audio tours are both fun and fascinating. You can skip sites or finish early while still soaking up all of the Freedom Trail’s most exciting stories.
Is The Freedom Trail part of the National Parks?
The Freedom Trail itself is not part of the National Parks system. However, many of the stops on the trail, like the Old Corner Bookstore, and of course, the USS Constitution, are designated National Historic Sites.