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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.  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. Below is a list of open historic sites. 

Visitors are required to:

Open Historic Sites
Boston Common
     Boston Common Visitor Information Center
     (Tuesdays – Sundays, 9 am – 3 pm)
Granary Burying Ground*
King’s Chapel Burying Ground*
Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin Statue
Old South Meeting House
      (Open by appointment and reservation) 
Old State House
     (Open by appointment and reservation) 
Boston Massacre Site
Paul Revere House
     (Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm)
Old North Church
     (Gift Shop - Saturday, November 28, 10 am – 4 pm; Church and Gift Shop - Saturdays, December 5, 12 &19, 10 am – 4 pm)  
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground*
Bunker Hill Monument
     (Museum and Roving Rangers Interpretive Program – Fridays – Sundays 10 am – 4 pm; Monument grounds are always open to the public)  

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

Other Trails to Freedom Open Historic Sites
Museum of African American History
     (Mondays – Fridays 10 am – 4 pm
National Park Service Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center 
     (Fridays – Sundays 10 am – 4 pm; Charlestown Navy Yard is always open to the public)

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:

  • COVID-19 symptoms inquiries
  • Temperature checks
  • One-way traffic flow
  • Limited capacity
  • Timed ticketing
  • Reservations required
  • Hand-sanitizer stations
  • Gloves provided to interact with exhibits
  • Temporarily closed exhibits
  • 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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