How Long Is The Freedom Trail? | Distance & Walking Time Needed
One of the most common questions asked about the Freedom Trail is just how long will it take to experience the entire trail.
This guide will explain how long the Freedom Trail is, how much time it'll take to walk the entire trail, as well as the distance and walking time of other popular Freedom Trail routes!
Questions We'll Answer About The Freedom Trail
- How Long Is The Freedom Trail?
- Old North Church Route Length
- Bunker Hill Monument Length
How Long Is The Freedom Trail?
The entire Freedom Trail from start to finish is 2.5 miles from start to finish.
Without stopping, it'll take just over an hour to walk the entire Freedom Trail, but if you plan to stop and actually explore any of the 16 points of interest on the Freedom Trail then we recommend planning for about 3 hours of time.
While the Freedom Trail isn't long at all when it comes to total distance, there's a lot to see and take-in, so this is much more than your average walking trail.
Old North Church Route Length
The Old North Church route cuts your time on the Freedom Trail down significantly at 1.5 miles.
The Old North Church route will take under an hour to walk, but a bulk of the major points of interest on the Freedom Trail are on the Old North Church route.
This means that despite being a whole mile shorter than the entire Freedom Trail, the Old North Church route will still take about 2.5 hours to experience everything this route has to offer.
Bunker Hill Monument Length
The Bunker Hill Monument route is also 2.5 miles in total length.
The Bunker Hill Monument route is the entire Freedom Trail, but starting from Bunker Hill instead of the Boston Common Visitor Center.
While the Boston Common Visitor Center is the most popular starting point for The Freedom Trail, the Bunker Hill Route will end in downtown Boston allowing you easier access to all of the other attractions, shopping and dining Boston has to offer.
The Bunker Hill Monument route will take you about 3 hours to experience everything the Freedom Trail has to offer!