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Freedom Trail

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number:
+1 617-357-8300
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour...

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

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Jun 29

This is one of the must things to do in Boston. The tour guide made all the different buildings come to life.

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Vic L
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is one of the must things to do in Boston. The tour guide made all the different buildings come to life.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Love the care Boston has taken to let Americans and tourists from overseas see our early history and this walk is a must. And we have done it 3x and still enjoy each visit.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Freedom Trail is a very easy to follow and takes you a long a historical path. Some items along the way are free to enter but others you have to pay to go into the museum. You can bundle these admission fees by buying a group pass to the museums. Even with that the trail will stop at important... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

If you're in Boston, Freedom Trail is a must do. You go from Paul Revere's house to Bunker Hill and so much more and t learn about the history of our great country.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We took the Old Town Trolley Tour to get a feel for the city and got out at the Bunker Hill stop. We then proceeded to follow the trail down to Fanueil Hall. We enjoyed walking through parks, seeing the houses up close, viewing the Old North Church and eating in the North End.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The trail is marked by a red line in the sidewalk/street, so it's impossible to get lost. You can really join anywhere and choose which sites you want to spend more time at. Bring some cash as some of the churches request a small donation. Close, but not actually part of the trail, are the Holocaust Memorial and the Printing... More 

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chester, cheshire
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was on business. Been to Boston many times before. My wife had never been to Boston. If you haven't been here before, you must do the Freedom Trail. Please, pay a bit extra and go in the museums/meeting houses etc. Fascinating, interactive history.. I am British. We call it the American Revolution. In Boston it is called the War... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Interesting morning stroll through American history. Nicely presented even if it is subject to a bit of exaggeration. Entrance fees could mount up but good value with the Go Boston Card

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

It was raining both days we were in Boston however it did not stop us from walking the Freedom Trail. It was well marked - a must for history lovers!

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

So much fun! We have been walking it for a time and it has been very enjoyable with plenty of historical attractions. Not the best for younger kids though.

Thank Anna K

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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