The Freedom Trail is a self-guided, 4km (2.5 miles) walking tour that starts at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center and follows a red-brick line on the pavement. Its historic sites are associated with the movement to free the colonies from British control and information is provided at every point. Many of its locations have their own admission conditions and opening hours. The trail's highlights include the Park Street Church, an early 1800s, anti-slavery venue; Granary Burying Ground, where revolutionaries Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere are interred; the Old South Meeting House, the site of the decisive meeting regarding the Tea Party, and the USS Constitution. A two-hour Freedom Trail audio guide of the trail is available at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center.
The Black Heritage Trail is a 2.5km (1.6 miles) trail that celebrates 19th-century African-American history and contributions, and includes 14 historic sites, most in the Beacon Hill district. Attractions include the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial, a commemoration to the first black regiment of the Civil War, the Phillips School, one of the first mixed-race schools, and the home of the black abolitionist, John J Smith House. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Boston African National Historic Site.
North End Market Tour is a unique three-hour walking tour around Boston's Italian neighbourhood. It combines American-Italian history with culinary origins. Audissey Guides brings the history of the city to life with sound effects and drama. It is an individual two-hour walking tour to different sites with a CD or MP3 (visitor's own equipment) which can be purchased online or at the Boston Visitor Center.