The Original Foods of the Freedom Trail

Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

Location: Boston Common




Child under 12



Tickets required for all children

Explore the heart of the Freedom Trail and learn about Boston's intriguing food history and taste typical New England cuisine along the way.

  • Combine a tour of the historic Freedom Trail and lunch in one tour
  • Learn about the culinary history of Boston foods
  • Visit 12 sites on the Freedom Trail from the Boston Common through Faneuil Hall
  • Enjoy foods that Boston is known for

1 mile of walking over 3 hours

3 sit down restaurants

Runs all year

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you in the Boston Common.  You will follow the famous Freedom Trail as it winds it’s way through Boston , seeing 12 Freedom Trail sites in ” the heart of the Freedom Trail”  and enjoying delicious food that Boston is known for.  The tour will conclude at Quincy Market and close to public transportation.

Learn about the Freedom Trail and experience the culinary history of Boston


Chef-owner Jamie Mammano (whose other restaurants include Mistral, Teatro, Sorellina and L'Andana) channels his culinary creativity with modern interpretations of classic dishes .

Luke's Lobster

Luke's Lobster provides traceable, sustainable seafood. They work directly with fishermen to hand pick the best seafood, and bring it straight to their own seafood company.

Bell- In -Hand Tavern

This is American's oldest tavern founded in 1795. A gathering place for printers and politicians, sailors and even Daniel Webster, it became the most famous alehouse in the city.

The Popover Lady

Early English settlers in the American colonies brought their recipes with them. The recipes were then adapted . And the Popover was the delicious result.

Red Apple Farm

Over 100 year-old, 4th generation, New England family farm! An experience as American as apple pie!

Union Oyster House

The Union Oyster House enjoys the unique distinction of being America's oldest restaurant, serving food since 1826. The building dates back to Pre-Revolutionary days.

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Boston eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf as Boston can get cold. If it looks like rain bring your umbrealla.


Please let us know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction when purchasing your tickets. As long as we know well in advance, we can often accommodate your needs. If we do not find out about your dietary restrictions until the day of the tour, it is usually impossible for us to accommodate your needs. Additionally, there are some foods on the tour that are very difficult to replace depending on the shop or restaurant. At these stops, you may not be able to participate in the food portion of the stop, depending on your specific dietary restriction. We will always do our best to accommodate each person’s needs. Please contact  before booking if you would like to confirm ahead of time whether or not your dietary restriction can be accommodated.

Please note that none of our tours are gluten free or dairy free and only the North End tour is vegetarian.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

We took the Freedom Trail Food Tour during our first trip to Boston earlier this week. This was a great and unique way to experience the city and taste some of the local fare. Highly recommend!

Breanne=Trip Advisor

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