"Authentic and informative way to see some of Boston's historical and beautiful neighborhoods. We took the Beacon Hill tour with Mary on a perfect evening, and she took us around the major attractions and small cool corners of the area. She showed us the State House, Boston Common, the exclusive and gorgeous homes of some of Boston's historical elite. It's a fairly easy walk and you will learn a lot about Beacon Hill. Boston by Foot is a volunteer organization and the guides are informative and personable. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanted to know more about Boston." - Sacramento, CA
Should I take Heart of the Freedom Trail or Road to Revolution?
Heart of the Freedom Trail and Road to Revolution seem similar, which one is best for me?
Heart of the Freedom Trail and Road to Revolution are both popular tours that feature sites on Boston’s world-famous Freedom Trail.
Our Heart of the Freedom Trail tour is designed to be an introduction to 300 years of Boston’s history and architecture. Focused on the downtown sites of the trail, the tour lasts 90 minutes and is offered daily May through October and on weekends in April and November. It’s a great tour for someone new to the city or someone who would like an overview of Boston’s story.
Road to Revolution focuses heavily on the sites, events and people related to the American Revolution in Boston. It’s the perfect choice for the history buff or someone who wants to learn more about how and why the American Revolution started in Boston. This tour travels through the downtown and North End neighborhoods, so it covers more territory than the introductory Heart of the Freedom Trail tour. It lasts two hours and is offered Friday-Monday May through October and Saturdays and Sundays only in April and November.
Though there is some overlap in the sites the tours visit, each tour has a different focus and are designed so you can take both and still learn a lot!