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Freedom Trail

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 7 other guides
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: +1 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Pleasant days spent exploring the beautiful city of Boston. The Freedom trail is a must. We found ourselves mesmerized by how history has been captured. Strolling leisurely lost... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pleasant days spent exploring the beautiful city of Boston. The Freedom trail is a must. We found ourselves mesmerized by how history has been captured. Strolling leisurely lost in the footsteps of great persons. A true education for all who patiently listen to the voices whispering from the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this trail....did part of it on segways and walked the other. This is a must do for those visiting Boston and want to get the most out of their trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love all the history in Boston! Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Follow the footsteps of the patriots who made this country what it is today, FREE!! Paul Revere rode these streets! The British and Americans fought on these streets. It was amazing and it was so humbling to know that men fought and died right there on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We followed much of the Freedom Trail without even realizing it! My husband commented on the unique Boston sidewalks that had bricks going down the center when I realized it was the tracks of the Freedom Trail. Great way to learn history and get around Boston, our favorite city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent way to explore Boston's many historic associations. Join or leave the path at any point. Make sure you get as far as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent guide who helped us with the historical perspective as he walked us through the various venues in downtown Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This well marked and manageable trail is essential for any visit to Boston. It provides an historical tour de force for any American - young or old. You'll need several hours to do it properly, so budget enough time to get the most out of this powerful historical experience. Put walking the Freedom Trail as your most important activity when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't get lost if you follow the red brick trail but it is further than it is promoted to be. It takes you to all the sights with lots of information about each place of interest. Would advise doing the trail first before anything else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really very interesting but it is a really long walk. I was just sorry that I lost all the beautiful photos I took and believe me there are many items to take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Boston for the first time, this should be your priority. The trail is basically covering over half of the attractions in Boston. You still have to pay admission to most of the attractions so this is only the "map" to them as you are following the red line through the city.

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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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