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The Redcoats are Coming Downtown Boston
Washington, Summer and Winter Streets
Boston, MA
September 21 - October 27, 2019
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
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The Freedom Trail Foundation and Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID®) offer the opportunity to experience British soldiers in 18th-century Redcoat uniforms reenact guard duty like it’s 1775.  The Freedom Trail Changing the Guard will take place each week Thursday through Sunday, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The guards will interact with Freedom Trail visitors and bring the atmosphere of colonial Boston to the downtown area through Sunday, October 27.

This historical program utilizes 18th-century costumed Freedom Trail® Players who bring the actions and atmosphere of British-occupied Boston to life. Spectators can meet the soldiers and learn about their postings in the colonial Boston environment as they “occupy” Downtown Boston on Washington, Summer, and Winter Streets.

For more information about Changing the Guard, please call the Freedom Trail Foundation at 617.357.8300 or visit


The Redcoats are Coming