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Federal Shutdown Closes National Parks, but Boston’s Freedom Trail Sites are Open

The federal government shutdown has closed all National Parks and visitor facilities. However, sites along Boston’s Freedom Trail remain open, including the Old North Church and Paul Revere House in the North End.  Other open sites: Museum of African American History, USS Constitution Museum, USS Constitution, Old South Meeting House and Old State House. The Boston Harbor Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Discover Boston’s  Freedom Trail® After Dark – Lantern Tours Return in September

Discover the Freedom Trail in a new light – after dark – on the official Freedom Trail® Lantern Tours. Freedom Trail Foundation announces the return of the unique Lantern Tours, offering visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the dark history and mystery of the Freedom Trail by lantern-light! The annual Freedom Trail Lantern Tours will be offered on Thursdays, September Read More…

Police & Fire

Freedom Trail Suspicious Package: Is it a Bomb or Shoes?

The bomb squad closed off Hull Street on Saturday to examine a reported suspicious package left along the Freedom Trail between the Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. BrownBrindleDogOwner captured the action on video, answering the big question: is it a bomb or just shoes left by a forgetful tourist?

Schools

Freedom Trail® Scholars Program Visits Eliot K8 Innovation School

Chants of “dump the tea into the sea” echoed down the halls as Boston’s Eliot K8 Innovation School’s fifth grade students took on roles during their Freedom Trail® Foundation Scholars Program visit on Tuesday, March 7 at 11:15 a.m. at 16 Charter Street. Presented by the Freedom Trail Foundation, this interactive history program helps educate students Read More…

Event Notices Schools

Freedom Trail Scholars Program Visits Eliot K-8 Innovation School

Chants of “dump the tea into the sea” will echo down the halls as the Boston’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School’s fifth grade students take on roles during their Freedom Trail® Foundation Scholars Program visits on Tuesday, March 7 at 11:15 a.m. at 16 Charter Street. Presented by the Freedom Trail Foundation, this interactive history program helps Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Celebrate Women’s History Month on New Freedom Trail® Revolutionary Women Tours

Freedom Trail® Foundation announces the return of the newest tour experience, Revolutionary Women Tours throughout Women’s History Month in March! Discover the indomitable women who took part in the American Revolution, and the generations of women that followed, inaugurating their own struggles for freedom and equality. New Freedom Trail Revolutionary Women Tours invite people of Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos Real Estate

New Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center Opens [Photo Gallery]

The Paul Revere Memorial Association opened its new Education and Visitor Center at Lathrop Place on Saturday December 3, 2016. This marks the culmination of a transformational project and multi-year construction effort to make the Paul Revere House historic site fully handicapped accessible, provide modern amenities for all visitors, debut a new permanent exhibit on Paul Read More…

Community Government Transportation

Sidewalk and Ramp Work Continues Along Freedom Trail Streets

Update from the Mayor’s Office regarding sidewalk improvements and the installation of ADA compliant ramps along the Freedom Trail: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today highlighted the extensive improvements the City’s Department of Public Works has been making to Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail in over 60 locations from Boston Common to Bunker Hill. The planned project Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Photos: Boston Harborfest Kicks Off Independence Day Festivities

Photos by Gerri Paladino July 4th holiday festivities kicked-off with the 34th annual Boston Harborfest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Thursday, July 2nd. Boston Harborfest is a five-day festival with over 200 activities celebrating American Independence and honoring the city’s colonial roots. Mayor Walsh was out of town, but other city officials were joined by Commander Sean Kearns, Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: It Says Paul Revere House Right Here

Tourists with maps are a common site along the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. In today’s photo, Tom Tighe finds this little girl getting an early start on her mapping skills. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Email your best photos to info@northendwaterfront.com. Please include a sentence (or more) telling us about Read More…

Arts & Culture

Freedom Trail Pop Up Book Launched at Old North Church

The Freedom Trail now has a Pop Up book, created by Denise D. Price and revealed at an Old North Church celebration. The idea for the book started with Ms. Price’s own walking of Boston’s Freedom Trail in 2010. “I was stunned that Boston didn’t have a pop up book like New York or Washington, Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Google Street View Provides Virtual Experience for Freedom Trail Sites

Using its 360-degree online imagery, Google Street View has gone “off the streets” along Boston’s Freedom Trail sites. The interactive virtual experience is created using backpacks with 15 camera lenses each pointing in different directions allowing the Google system to stitch them into a panorama. The online destinations in the North End and other Boston sites adds to the Read More…