Freedom Trail Offers Year-round Fun

January 7, 2014
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Boston’s Freedom Trail continues to delight both visitors and residents by offering daily walking tours throughout the year.  Led by 18th century costumed guides, the Freedom Trail Foundation’s popular Walk Into History tour is offered daily on the hour every hour from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Starting in later in December, walking tours will be offered daily continuously through March at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon from Boston Common.

In addition, specialty tours currently offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation through March include the following:

Led by a costumed tour guide dressed in 19th century Dickensian garb, the popular Historic Holiday Stroll tells visitors how holiday traditions evolved in Boston as they also experience highlights of the American Revolution and beyond. The Stroll will be offered from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace ArtsBoston BosTix booth, Thursday through Sunday at 3:30 p.m., now through January 2014.  This festive tour ends with visitors warming their bones with complimentary hot chocolate, tea, or wine and Boston cream pie at the historic Omni Parker House.  Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

During the month of February 2014, the Freedom Trail Foundation celebrates Black History Month with the popular African-American Patriots Tour, taking visitors through historic events of the American Revolution and the contributions of African-Americans who played a significant role in the shaping of America.  Tales of intrigue, bravery, poetry, and defiance unfold during the African- American Patriots Tour, which is offered from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center throughout February on Saturday and Sunday at 12:45 p.m., and is available as a private tour by appointment year-round.

Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the Sons of Liberty, but their courage and inspiration came from Boston’s taverns. The Historic Pub Crawl takes visitors to four taverns – Green Dragon, The Point, Bell in Hand, and Union Oyster House – and offers traditional Boston fare and sample-sized Samuel Adams beer at each stop.  Along the way, visit the Boston Stone, the house of John Hancock’s brother, and the historic taverns and pubs that played a major role in fermenting revolution. The Historic Pub Crawl is offered on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. departing from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace ArtsBoston BosTix booth and is available as a private tour by appointment.  Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

“Boston’s Freedom Trail and Freedom Trail sites are open year-round and welcome people of all ages to experience everything they have to offer,” Suzanne Taylor, Executive Director of the Freedom Trail Foundation.  “Residents and visitors will enjoy taking in the tales of revolutionary women and men who shaped America by enjoying Freedom Trail sites’ exhibits, activities, and programs and taking one of the tours offered daily.”

Whether you are a visitor or resident, Boston’s Freedom Trail® provides year-round affordable fun while hearing the tales of the country’s rich history.  All tickets may be purchased by calling 617.357.8300. In addition, daily tour tickets may be purchased  at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common or Faneuil Hall Marketplace ArtsBoston BosTix booth, or via TheFreedomTrail.org (purchase online for a 10% discount).

About the Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail® Foundation is dedicated to marketing, promoting, and helping to preserve the Freedom Trail through varied tourist services and activities, educational programs, and marketing and public relations efforts.  Marked by a red brick or painted line, Boston’s 2.5 mile Freedom Trail connects 16 of the country’s most significant historical landmarks weaving its way through Boston’s proud past in the midst of this vital, modern city.  The Freedom Trail Foundation Preservation Fund supports preservation, rehabilitation, and capital projects for official Freedom Trail sites which help avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects of the elements and manmade wear and tear of Boston’s precious 17th, 18th, and 19th century sites.  For Freedom Trail Foundation information, please call 617.357.8300 or visit www.thefreedomtrail.org

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