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Official Visitor Information Center located on the Boston Common and the start of the Freedom Trail. Provides Greater Boston information, souvenirs, ticketing for trolleys, duck tours and walking tours. Open 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday and 9:00-5:00...more
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02135-2417
+1 617-536-4100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking to walk The Freedom Trail through Boston, I recommend starting here rather than in Bunker Hill. The Visitor Center in Boston Common has maps and folks to help you!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed October 16, 2018

My wife and I did book a Boston walking tour. The Group was large and not very good organized. The Tour guide had no idea how many people there are in her group. Her presentation on the tour was OK, but after 2 hours she...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Werner6
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This visitors center is adequate, and can help you with the information that you need, but probably not as helpful as the one at Faneuil Hall.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark42139
Reviewed August 2, 2018

It was a small building but had bathrooms and a lot of information about the Freedom Trail. You could also pay for guided tours on the trail. When we went the credit card machines were down and it was cash only though they do take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Great source for the Freedom Trail. They have all the information needed to walk the trail. Some brochures are available for free and some can be purchased.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill T
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

I struggled with this rating because the visitor’s center is hard to describe. It’s very central in the common so easy to get to. Along with all the informational pamphlets it also has a gift shop and sells tickets to a variety of tours. This...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

What a Freedom Trail walking tour with Emma!! She is an incredibly upbeat, whitty, knowledgeable, hilarious, extremely cute guide!! Tons of fun, lots of laughs and learned a lot too!! Great food, cocktail advice after too!! Anyone who goes on this tour is going to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank scubaman C
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Juliet tour with 54 women booked a tour, unknowingly, with another company and could not locate our guides. Marina S, manager helped us try to locate them but had no luck. She went above and beyond with customer service and asked co worker Jeremiah P...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RSD405
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Very pleasant tour, our guide “Elizabeth Oliver” Arielle Kaplan was fun, concise, friendly. We enjoyed the walk & information. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank manuelmL8774CK
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here naively thinking they might be geared towards actually promoting tourism in Boston. Wrong. $3 for a map of the freedom trail! How hard would it be to have a tonne of single sheet maps to hand out free? We will make do...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Beverly D
May 10, 2017|
Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Beverly, you can park under the Boston Commons in an underground garage. The website to check the rates is bostondiscoveryguide. They wouldn't let me put hyphens between boston, discovery and guide for some crazy... More