TAKE A TOUR WITH THE FREEDOM TRAIL FOUNDATION

Step back into time and discover the rich history of the American Revolution in Boston with a walk along the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red-lined route that takes you to 16 different historically significant sites. Some stops along the trail include museums, meetinghouses, churches, cemeteries, and parks. Spend the day wandering through historic Boston and check out spots like the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere’s gravesite, Bunker Hill, and the site of the Boston Massacre.

The easy-to-follow brick path starts at the visitor’s center at Boston Common and ends at the USS Constitution, and is completely free if you would like to do it self-guided. Some recommend taking a tour with one of the 18th century costumed Freedom Trail guides, who will share educational yet interesting tales of the American Revolution while portraying a particular character. Tours are about $12 for adults and $6.50 for children. Parking is available at the Boston Common parking garage, which is located underneath Boston Common.