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Experience the Freedom Trail Now

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

The Freedom Trail official historic sites, Freedom Trail Foundation, National Parks of Boston and partners are working together on reopening plans to ensure the health and safety of employees and Freedom Trail visitors in accordance with Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston guidelines. Information about experiencing the Freedom Trail is subject to change at any time; please check historic sites' websites using the hyperlinks provided prior to visitation for exceptions to dates and times listed. The following information supercedes any hours of operation on TheFreedomTrail.org.

Virtually:  The Freedom Trail® and Black Heritage Trail® have rich opportunities for everyone to learn and experience Boston’s history remotely. Freedom Trail official historic sites, the Museum of African American History, and Freedom Trail Foundation provide existing and new online Distance Learning Resources, including Virtual Programs to bring history into homes. 

In Person:  The 2.5-mile Freedom Trail is a red-bricked path on City of Boston sidewalks and leads one to the Trail’s 16 official historic sites. Visitors may follow the path to walk past all Freedom Trail historic sites and the Freedom Trail Official Online Brochure will help guide one along the Trail. Below is a list of open historic sites. 

Visitors are required to:

Open Historic Sites
Boston Common
     (Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Daily, 8:30 am – 5 pm)
Granary Burying Ground*
King’s Chapel Burying Ground*
Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue
Old Corner Bookstore
Old South Meeting House (starting June 16, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm)
Old State House (starting June 16, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm)
Boston Massacre Site
Faneuil Hall (starting June 24, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am – 7 pm)
Paul Revere House (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Old North Church (Thursdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm,
     starting June 14, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm) 
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground*
USS Constitution (Fridays – Sundays, 10 am – 6 pm)
     USS Constitution Museum (Daily, 10 am – 5 pm) 
Bunker Hill Monument (Grounds only, open daily; Museum, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 12 noon & 2 pm – 4 pm)

* Please Note:  Historic burying grounds are open daily from approximately 10 am – 4 pm. 

Other Open Trails to Freedom Historic Sites
Museum of African American History (Mondays – Fridays, 10 am – 4 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 12 noon & 2 pm – 4 pm)
Charlestown Navy Yard (Grounds)
Dorchester Heights, South Boston

Books and audio guides are available on the Freedom Trail store as are Sample Itineraries & Resources to help guide the way.

What to expect:

  • Required face coverings
  • Required to follow social distancing protocols
  • No admission with COVID-19 symptoms
     

What one may expect:

  • One-way traffic flow
  • Limited capacity
  • Timed ticketing or reservations required
  • Hand-sanitizer stations
  • Temporarily closed exhibits and limited programs
  • Temporary closures for cleaning
  • Limited restrooms – Restaurants’ restrooms are open for their patrons only

Safety protocols and plans follow requirements as outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards for Physical Distancing, Hygiene Protocols, Staffing and Operations, and Cleaning and Disinfecting.

Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding while these measures are in place to keep employees and visitors safe along the Freedom Trail.

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