Alex R. Goldfeld
Boston's public historian
The Freedom Trail
Since 1958, there has been an actual red line on the ground in Boston, which is followed by millions of people in search of the founding of the United States. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile walk that connects the Old State House (1713), Faneuil Hall (1742), the Old North Church (1723), the Paul Revere House (1680), and a dozen other national treasures.
Considered a "must see" for all visitors to Boston, this is where you meet Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Phillis Wheatley, Crispus Attucks, Paul and Rachel Revere, Prince Hall, and even George Washington, among so many others from the Revolutionary generation. Spend as much or as little time at each site as you wish, but the full tour, including Charlestown, is a two-hour walk at a brisk pace. Emailing with Alex to customize this tour to your own needs and interests is recommended.
Minimum Tour Time is 90 minutes
The Boston Stone (below) is located on the Freedom Trail in old Creek Square, pictured above.