Freedom Trail® Official App

Freedom Trail® Official App

By The Freedom Trail Foundation

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-11-02
  • Current Version: 4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.13 MB
  • Developer: The Freedom Trail Foundation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 31 Ratings


The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail in Boston marked by a red brick path that includes 16 of the most important historic sites related to the American Revolution. Along the Trailis where Otis railed against the Writs of Assistance, protests were held against taxation without representation, the Boston Massacre rocked the colonies, the glorious Battle of Bunker Hill turned the tide of war, the Boston tea party rocked the world and Washington entered the liberated Boston town. More stories of many brave people complete the historical thread. It’s American history, but not the same old story. The Official Freedom Trail® App allows you to visit these sites one after the next to stroll as Revere and Adams did through the colonial town of Boston. With the application as your guide, visitors can see, touch, walk past and into the actual places where brave men and women fought against strangulating economic policies, grievous British rule of law, heinous military occupation, and mortal danger. Special features of the app include: - Detailed descriptions, facts, and stories on every historical site on the trail. - Rich photo slideshows of every trail site. - Maps for following the recommended Trail route, as well as finding Trail points that may be near you using your device's built in GPS - Additional guides to other noteworthy historical sites just off the Trail route including the Black Heritage Trail - Information on site opening hours, ticket pricing, and other official Freedom Trail guided tours and events. It is our honor and privilege to welcome you to the Cradle of Liberty – Boston’s Freedom Trail.



  • Needs UI update

    By staunchnortheasterner
    It works, but my $4.99 should help the developers update the UI on the app to bring it up to iPhone X and 8 standards!
  • Save your money

    By Hoochinobu
    I agree app not worth the money.. not any better than the free info and apps out there
  • nope!

    By In2Tech
    $5 for this?!?! Get outta here! I really expected a great app for the "official" app. It was average at best. Some of the stops were just shipping locations m. It felt like being marketed to. just get the free apps or mark the places yourself. This one needs some work. Wish I didn't get it.
  • Mixed bag

    By DudeDaDrumma
    Even with an inexpensive price, I'm not sure I can justify purchase of this app. The text content may be accurate, but it contains obvious misspellings and grammatical mishaps. In addition, each entry contains content so brief, you would be better off reading the Wikipedia entry of each location. I was thrilled with what at first appeared to be supplemental videos, but they had no sound, which is to say they provided nothing you could capture yourself with an iPhone just from doing the trail. The app has a glossary of locations sorted alphabetically but not by the order you pass the locations while doing the trail. Sure, you can just find them, by why not have them appear in sequence? Do the tour, certainly, but don't make this app the way you do it.
  • Freedom trail

    By Eln monte
    The app includes great information! It was very helpful. The only improvement would be an interactive map. Boston's streets are built going up Beacon Hill, and it's easy to lose your orientation.
  • I wish I bought doughnuts instead.

    By CompassComfort
    The app is not worth purchasing. There is no audio guide, the trail isn’t even marked and they should be able to do so much better @ $5. I wish I could get a refund. I used it for about 3 minutes and then never opened it again. It really should have THE Freedom Trail marked (or at least one version of it) and an audio guide to go along with the dots on a map. Not helpful and disappointed to waste $5.
  • Garbage

    By ecook
    2 stars, since it's for the foundation, otherwise it'd be 1. The app is terrible, and doesn't do more for you than the pdf. The trail isn't marked for you, it doesn't give you directions and there's no interactivity. $1 is all it's worth, max. $5, they can do better!
  • Freedom Trail Official App

    By David in CO
    Not very useful. Did not provide all information promised, such as operating times for the various sites along the trail. Google maps and the red brick line are more helpful and free.
  • Not what I expected

    By RichmondRiddick
    Haven't used it yet on the trail but, after downloading, it appears I could do the exact same thing in Google maps. So save yourself $5.
  • Won't open

    By JimmySmith100
    I am running iOS 8.0.2 on iPhone 5s. The app crashes on opening every time and I have downloaded it several times.