Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile, red-lined route that leads to 16 historically significant sites, each of which is an authentic treasure. On the trails, students will explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. They will learn about the brave people who shaped our nation and discover the rich history of the American Revolution. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers walking tours led by an 18th-century costumed guide to school groups. Tour options include Walk into History, which transports students back to the days of the American Revolution; Pirates & Patriots, a look at Boston's 18th-century harbor; and the African-American Patriots Tour that tells the tales of intrigue and bravery, poetry and defiance by Black Boston townspeople in the 18th century. The Foundation also offers a one hour in-school interactive program, led by professional actors, that incorporates the events and characters of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, or the Battle of Bunker Hill in a dramatic re-telling of the American Revolution.

Contact Info
Address: 99 Chauncy Street, Suite 401, Boston, MA 02111. Tel: 617-357-8300. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-college. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 min. Cost: Fee.


Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue