Welcome to a GPS-enabled professionally-narrated walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail!
Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.
Boston’s Freedom Trail:
This 2.5-mile Freedom Trail winds through historic Boston.
Re-live the battles for American Independence.
See/listen to Freedom Trail’s engaging stories of the revolution highlights:
Park Street Church
Granary Burying Ground
Old Meeting House
Old Corner Bookstore
Old State House
Boston Massacre Site
Paul Revere House
Old North Church
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Bunker Hill Monument
Now 2 new Boston tours added!
Cambridge’s Harvard Yard:
Harvard Yard is the heart of the famous Ivy League university
60 min walking tour of Harvard Yard in Cambridge
Learn Harvard’s history and evolution
“Who stayed where”: see where Harvard’s famous alumni lived
This scenic 1.5-mile tour of the waterfront around Boston Harbor
90-minute walking tour guide.
Historic sites (Boston Tea Party) to modern-day luxury (Long Wharf)
Learn about the Boston Tea Party in detail
This app-based tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail has significant benefits over other apps and over live guides:
1. Easy to use
2. Fully automatic
3. Fascinating stories
4. Freedom to travel anytime
5. Save a lot - real savings
6. Visualize what you cannot see directly
7. Take the story home
1. Easy to use: Download the app on your own phone. Then download the tour(s) you’re interested in taking. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line. It’s like Google Maps and a tour book combined in one! The tour takes you to every single stop; you won’t miss a thing and won’t get lost.
2. Fully automatic: Each point of interest along the tour has a narrated story, narrated directions, and helpful images, gifs or videos. As you walk along the path and approach a pin, it’s story will automatically pop up and start playing.
3. Fascinating stories: 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.
4. Freedom to travel: No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.
5. Save a ton: No “per person” tickets for guided tours! No tips per person.
6. Visualize: what you cannot see: most stops have images, some have animated gifs from different centuries, seasons, or for interior rooms.
7. Take the story home: Enjoy the tour before, during, and after your visit. Easily create an album or share the images & stories with your friends and family.
What comes with the Free app for Boston’s Freedom Trail:
1 Map with a guided routing line.
2 List of all the stops that you will come across on the tour.
3 Preview: A few fascinating stories with professional narration, stops with images, videos, or gifs, and transcripts if you prefer to read instead of listening.
With the In-App purchase you’ll get:
1 All of the above features.
2 Full access to all the stories.
3 GPS Automatic Play for the stories.
Award-winning app platform:
This app is created using an award-winning platform. The developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.
1 Familiarize yourself with the app while at home.
2 Allow a couple of hours for the tour.
Just download the app and get started with Boston’s Freedom Trail!
NOTE: 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.
Ratings and Reviews
Did Freedom Trail using this app and no tour-guide. This app did a good job of giving a basic overview of each stop. I listened to it usually right before or right as I got to each stop, and felt like I knew what was going on. This app is not all-inclusive on info (i.e. still need to listen to guides and read information signs), but is a good starter pack. Didn’t use the navigation on this app (used Google Maps!), but would honestly recommend just watching the iconic red brick trail to know where to go next. Overall would recommend.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review! In our next update, we’ll add more content so that you won’t feel the need for another guide. If you have any specific suggestions or recommendations, we’d love to hear them— contact us at email@example.com. Thanks again!
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? firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Historic Audio Guide
We went to Boston to see our son run the Boston Marathon. We decided to do some history sites. So me and my husband spent afternoon exploring the Freedom Trail using this app. I have walked Freedom Trail when I was in the school. With this app, it was a greatly different experience. The app was an excellent way to remember the American Revolution. We took the extra effort to climb the Bunker Hill Monument (294 Steps) at the end. We stopped at many places. The whole Trip took 2 hours for us!
Developer Response ,
Glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Boston City Day Trips
- 92.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- 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 $3.99
- Harvard Yard Full Tour $2.99
- Harborwalk Tour Guide $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.