Any visitor to the Freedom Trail and Colonial Boston will need good maps. Here are several – all free.
The Google map below was created for the eBook Freedom Trail Boston – Ultimate Tour and History Guide. In itself, the map is almost a full tour guide and includes the essentials for all the official, as well as many interesting unofficial Freedom Trail sites. All of the Official Stops come with web-based auto-translate links that allow the user to specify the language for the post. A great feature for non-English comfortable users.
The map also provides information such as operating hours, websites, phone numbers, admission costs and handicap access notes. There are even listings for the best historic restaurants. Here is a video post that includes all the sites listed in the map.
The map is also available as a FREE full-blown Android app, downloadable from Google Play as well as from the Amazon App Store. The app exposes all the best features of Google Maps and is, by far, the most usable way to use the map. It performs better than using a browser, is much less awkward, and lets you keep the map easily identifiable and ready to launch.
Use it (at your own risk as travel information is subject to change), enjoy it, and please comment. Pass the link on to your friends.
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Next is a series of official Freedom Trail maps from the US National Park Service (NPS). These are savable, printable, well done and all paid for by US tax dollars.
The main Freedom Trail Map, which is the same that you will see on the NPS Freedom Trail Guide paper guide, is available here. It is also available from The Freedom Trail Foundation here. Additionally, there are other relevant visitor maps available from the National Park Service – for the whole series click here. In addition to the official Freedom Trail map mentioned above, there is a less detailed Freedom Trail map with an outline of Boston’s harbor line at 1775 – fascinating for historical context. Click here for the 1775 overlay map. The series also includes maps for the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston Harbor in WW II, a map that shows walking distances between Boston sites (Boston is a very walkable city), and a guide for tour bus parking.