Freedom Trail Boston Guide 4+

Step into 1775: Freedom Trail

Boston City Day Trips

    • 4.8 • 2.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



#1 best-selling tour of Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail! The American Revolution comes to life as you follow this self-guided audio tour on an adventure through time.

Bring the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution to life with this self-guided walking tour of the Boston Freedom Trail!

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 you travel 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!

Start in the Boston Common or Bunker Hill Monument and tour with total flexibility. Featuring riveting stories, a phenomenal narrator, and easy automatic audio, this app puts exploration in the palm of your hand!

See all these historic sites and more 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”

"The freedom trail tour was great. Wife and I shared a pair of wireless earbuds which I recommend. The tour is broken into many small sections which automatically stayed as we walked to the next point on the trail. All based on gps location. It all worked perfectly, was extremely easy to use and very informative. Very cheap for a guided tour. Highly recommend”


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, received the famed “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ 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.


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.

What’s New

Version 3.1

New stops added with more engaging content.
New tours released.
Supports AirPods Control.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

ShevaP ,

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!

Buddha bill ,

Benefits over tour group guides

First time in Boston. My wife and I split a pair of WIRELESS earbuds. I put in the left ear. She used the right ear. Geo triggers worked perfectly. You can repeat the audio if you miss something. What we liked over using the app more than a tour group type was that we could do our own pace. At one point we found ourselves next to the Sam Adams tasting room, so we had a beer and pretzel. Much later in little Italy we saw a charming bakery down a tight alley. We found a bench and had a coffee and pastry before returning to the Freedom Trail. We lingered for a long time in a cemetery moved by the names we recognized. You can even do half of it and come back another day to do the rest of it. This app is Freedom on the Freedom Trail.

Developer Response ,

Sounds like an amazing day in Boston! So glad that our tour was a crucial part of this fantastic experience! We may quote your “freedom on the Freedom Trail” line if you don’t mind… it’s catchy :) Thank you so much for sharing your feedback!!

thesimpleHOUSE ,

Excellent App!

As most reviewers have said, this APP is amazing. We downloaded it and used it. We found it simple to use, excellent audio narration, great comments on the stops, and on and on.

Each commentary is only about 1 to 2 minutes long. And you can easily pause and wait for the noisy truck to go by or not disturb the other tour groups. And you can repeat the commentary if you want.


• Plan on all day to really take it in. We did and were glad.

• Take your phone (or iPad) charger, because we ran out of battery by lunch time and had to buy a charger at Walgreens (which happens to be on the route at about the halfway mark). We plugged in our phone while we ate lunch and were good to go.

• If you do go all day (we walked from Boston Commons near our hotel to Battery Park), plan on taking an Uber back to your hotel. Best $20 of the whole day.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the app, its ease of use, and the quality of the audio narration. Your suggestions are valuable, especially the tips on planning for an all-day experience and bringing a charger. I appreciate your thoughtful feedback and hope you continue to have great experiences with our app on future tours. Safe travels!

In-App Purchases

Freedom Trail Full Tour
GPS Audio Tour- Historic 2.5 Mile Trail Guide

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