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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (576 reviews)
“bunker hill” (762 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boston, MA 02109
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only had a day, and the Freedom Trail takes you through some of the best parts of Boston. Definitely a walk through time. I deviated at times however almost everything of importance is located along the route.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking the freedom trail was a great way for our family to see the historic Boston sites while also touring through the different parts of Boston. Tons of great history in Boston. Seeing the gravestones of John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams made what...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved hearing the history of the Freedom trail. There wasn't all that much walking. I would say it is a relatively easy trek and the tour guide was so good!!! Huzzah!!!!

Thank Gail F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful way to learn about our country’s revolutionary beginnings. The re-enactor, dressed in period attire, did a magnificent job of setting the scene in Boston Commons...engaging the audience...even the children. We didn’t just walk through the Granary Cemetery we explored the gravestones...not only of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unmissable! The Freedom Trail is a fantastic way for walking through history where you visit historic places in this way! On the ground you follow the path marked by bricks pointing all the way to be traveled! Take a pictures of each place visited!

Thank 719cromero
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One trip in the entirety of the Freedom Trail is very entertaining. We did it on our own so we could take our time and enjoy the different spots at our own pace. People on the tours seem to enjoy themselves, but the tours do...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started at Boston Commons and finished at Bunker Hill. This was a demanding walk, but if you are fit and able, this is a great way to walk through history and witness what a foundational role Boston played in United States history. There are...More

Thank Jacob S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this trail provided a lot of understanding of the history and took us to significant places especially the Holocaust Memorial and Quincy Market.

Thank Hilary F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love to visit history but it’s hard to get into it when you are in the middle of such a big city. Finding the history here is like finding a needle in a hay stack. I would skip the freedom trail and opt for...More

Thank spendingtime2gether
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arriving in Boston, I booked a HomeAway property on the North End 1.5 blocks from the Freedom Trail and Old North Church, which made everything related to the Trail walkable. Wow! I walked 68 miles of ihe Trail in 7 days and I'm well into...More

Thank SoCalMare
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Krista W
6 August 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take a tour, but I kind of wish we had. We could hear some of the companies telling stories that seemed pretty interesting. We saw several of the tours come through in one spot and they all told the same basic... More
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Krista W
5 August 2018|
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Response from EmilyR44 | Reviewed this property |
The one you pay for would have someone walking with you and telling you about all the sites. The Freedom Trail itself is just a marked trail that you can walk along that takes you different points of interest (self-guided).
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crehman
24 July 2018|
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Response from MaureenandIra | Reviewed this property |
We spent a leisurely afternoon but you do not have to complete the Freedom Trail. You can start in the middle if you like. We did not have a guide so we walked it in a leisurely way. As a matter of fact, we were so tired... More
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