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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
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02135-2417
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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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank MelissaClaire93
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

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

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.

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

Thank Richardrocks
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Very good ninety minute freedom trail tour. Our guide, Lydia Mulliken, was informative and super fun!

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Big construction project this year make it a bit of a pain for people not from the area to navigate. Two employees, one good one bad, made this stop a flip of the coin. For certain lack of complimentary materials like a local map tipped...More

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Beverly D
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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
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