Welcome to the narrated walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail by Action Tour Guide, where the American Revolution began!
Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience of historic Boston - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.
Boston’s Historic Freedom Trail:
Walk down storied streets in the footsteps of the founding fathers. Hear the story of how the first sparks of revolution flew in Boston, and how those sparks became an inferno that engulfed the American colonies. The architects of the revolution come alive along this historic trail as you pass sights like the Boston Common and the Old North Church, where Paul Revere’s famous lanterns once hung.
Learn about the Sons of Liberty and the webs of conspiracy and unrest which once threatened to shatter Boston into a thousand pieces. Uncover the truth about misunderstood events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.
See the city of Boston in a brand new light as we take you back to the time of John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin, all without having to fuss with a map! As you walk, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing. It’s revolutionary history like you’ve never heard it before.
See all these historic sites along the Freedom Trail:
■ Boston Common
■ Massachusetts State House
■ Park Street Church
■ Granary Burying Ground
■ King's Chapel
■ Franklin Statue
■ Old Meeting House
■ Old Corner Bookstore
■ Old State House
■ Boston Massacre Site
■ Faneuil Hall
■ Paul Revere House
■ Old North Church
■ Copp's Hill Burying Ground
■ USS Constitution Museum
■ Bunker Hill Monument
“This was an amazing way to walk the Freedom Trail!!! The tracking through the GPS was spot on and it was having all the information provided on all the points!!!”
“I did not know a lot about the American revolutionary war and without overwhelming me, it brought the events of the time to life for me”
“Excellent stories must buy. A nice walk and easy to follow”
■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.
■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.
■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.
■ Freedom of travel
Explore on your own time, at your own pace, and with the flexibility to linger at stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, stop and restart, and take as many photos as you’d like.
■ Award-winning platform
The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.
FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:
Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.
■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
NEW TOURS ADDED!
■ Boston Ghost:
Welcome to Boston, home of the American Revolution, site of the Tea Party, and a hotspot for…. ghosts? That’s right — this historic city is full of dark graveyards, spooky sightings, and haunted houses.
■ Harvard Square
■ Harborwalk (Boston Tea Party)
■ Scenic Cape Ann
New Tours added.
New Content added.
Ratings and Reviews
Just what I needed!
I was coming up on the end of my trip to Boston and had booked so many group activities (whale watching, day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, etc - all highly recommended) and yet still felt I hadn’t soaked up enough history in Boston, itself. This app was recommended just as I was about to book a bus tour, which I was just feeling wouldn’t have been intimate/involved enough and it was just perfect! It was about a 2-3 mile narrated tour of the freedom trail plus some extra historic sites, I learned SO much, got some good exercise in, and got to see all the sites up close and personal for a fraction of what any other city tour would’ve cost! I would highly recommend this app. The one thing I will say, (which does not take away from my 5 star rating at all) is that the map isn’t as “smart” as your google maps app. I often used google maps as a supplement/ to navigate. Other than that, this was perfection!
Developer Response ,
Wow! Thanks so much! Walking the Freedom Trail with us is definitely a good way to get those daily steps in — along with lots of history of course! We are absolutely thrilled that our tour added so much to your Boston visit. Hopefully you get the chance to try some of our other tours next! Thanks again!
Excellent stories, must buy
Used this app when visiting Boston two weeks ago. Although it was quite chilly, we walked the entire Freedom Trail (even to Bunker Hill). It’s a LONG walk so plan ahead! The stories in the app made the walk enjoyable (we would walk while listening) and allowed us to flexibly choose where to stop for food/rest. There was one spot where my phone’s GPS went haywire but I don’t think it was the app’s fault. (It settled back down in a few blocks). Overall a great resource!
Developer Response ,
We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!
I think you can skip this app for now
I found the narrator’s voice to be pleasant, but the info in the tells you way less than you can learn at any of the given sights. The navigation was unhelpful as it doesn’t give you exact points — for instance, I had to ask a local where to actually pick up the trail— and once you’re on the trail you can and should really just follow the path that’s been laid. That’s half the fun! Tying to use/navigate the app kept me with my face in my phone for way longer than I wanted to be given the fact that I was trying to sightsee. And the info was frustrating somethings in its brevity—for instance, at the Granary Burial site it tells you that Hancock is buried there, but not where. In Maui, we used a terrific app that used your GPS location to automatically tell you about what you were seeing as you walked or drove. I wish this app could have done that. It required me to do way too much and offered much less than a simple guidebook would have.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for letting us know the issues you faced. From this review, it sounds like the GPS functionality was turned off. Could you contact us with more info? email@example.com. For more content, you can access “Learn Mores” on many stops. This allows you to flexibly choose what you want to hear. Our info intentionally doesn’t duplicate info on plaques on the route, which seemed redundant (ex. the Granary has excellent onsite maps and plaques for the various graves). However, we’ll certainly take this opinion into consideration for the next update!
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- Boston City Day Trips
- 44.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Boston City Day Trips
- In-App Purchases
- Freedom Trail Full Tour $6.99
- Harvard Yard Full Tour $3.99
- Lexington & Concord BattleTour $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.