Basic Information

Boston's Freedom Trail
Boston's Freedom Trail

Boston National Historical Park is a unique collaboration of federally, municipally, and privately owned and operated historic sites associated with the colonial struggle for independence and the birth and growth of the nation. Boston National Historical Park is part of the National Parks of Boston.

Most of the park is along Boston's Freedom Trail®. The 2.5 mile (4 km) Freedom Trail® is marked by a red brick or painted line weaving through Downtown Boston, the North End, and Charlestown. The trail itself is outdoors and open year round. Most visitors chose to walk all or portions of the trail to reach the historic sites along the way, using guide books, park brocures, or our free park mobile app.

The major park and park partner sites along the trail are open typically every day, however exact hours vary site to site and are often dicted by season. Plan your Visit to get started with site hours, locations, and schedules.

Top of a white obelisk, the Bunker Hill Monument, with a green tree in the foreground.

Know Before You Go

Get information on hours and resources as you plan your visit to the park.

Photograph of a twilight sky with an illuminated obelisk in the center.

360 Live Panoramas

See what it is like at the top of Boston's Revolutionary War monuments right now!

A circular bronze plaque reading

Virtual Freedom Trail Tour

Explore the Freedom Trail from anywhere.

Coloring sheet of Paul Revere's House

At-Home Activities

Want to color Faneuil Hall green? Or send your friend messages with signal flags? Dive into the various activities you can do from home!

three phones showing different user screens of the NPS app

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Free Mobile App

One of the best ways to prepare for a visit to Boston National Historical Park and the Freedom Trail® is to download our free app! It is available for all iOS and Android devices. Visit the Google Play or the iTunes Store to download it now!

Last updated: June 2, 2021

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Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown , MA 02129


617 242-5601

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