The Boston Freedom Trail offers an exciting example of how historic sites and private entrepreneurs can partner.
This kind of trail can link historic sites, and also pass in front of businesses, thus attracting interested entrepreneurs to assist in the development of the trail. Partners can use Innovative marking techniques might, including specialized maps and guides.
The Boston Freedom Trail is a pathway, marked with red bricks, that links important revolutionary sites in Boston. Seven of the Freedom Trail sites are part of the Boston National Historic Park. Most of these sites are owned and operated by local nonprofit organizations, which preserved them many years ago. Some of the sites receive assistance from the National Park Service.
In addition, the National Park Service operates two visitor centers: one at 15 State Street across from the Old State House; and one at the Navy Yard, next to the U.S.S. Constitution. Both of these centers offer slide programs as well as visitor assistance. Free fold-out maps of the Freedom Trail are available at the National Park Service visitors facilities.
The Boston Center for International Visitors operates an information booth on the Boston Common at the beginning of the trail. The Trail is marked with a red line or red bricks or in some cases signage. The Boston Center for International Visitors version of the Freedom Trail sells for a modest cost. Most of the Freedom Trail sites are open seven days a week. Guided tours are available from April to October.
The Freedom Trial passes several restaurants and shops and stores where people can enjoy and/or buy goods, especially at Faneuil Market.
See http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/ for more information.