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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
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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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There are plenty of history items to see in Boston. You can catch a lot of them from this tour. I would recommend it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are plenty of history items to see in Boston. You can catch a lot of them from this tour. I would recommend it

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the better part of a day walking along the freedom trail. We were staying near Boston common near the Granary Burying Ground so headed out to explore the North End. There are lots of great places to stop and explore including some that are very touristy (Faneuil Hall) and others that are historical gems (Old North Church, bunker... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an entire day walking the Freedom trail while in Boston. Starting at Boston common the trail winds through the city finishing at the bunker hill monument (which is not actually on bunker hill). A very enjoyable experience and was amazing to learn all the history of Boston while walking along the trail.

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Keller, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The freedom trail is a very interesting walking tour. You can do it several ways. On your own with your cell phone, buy a map, go with a group (very informative) or hire a guide for a small group. We did on our own with phones. All the places you have read about and studied in school come alive. And... More 

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Central Falls, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I took this entire walk through the freedom trail. It was alot of fun to hear the history and see all the old buildings. The guidance really know their history. And they make it really come to life through there stories.

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Take the time to navigate the trail and learn about the history associated with the region. Inspiring and eye opening.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I followed the freedom trail all around Boston. It's a lovely walk and easy for almost anybody to do. We don't know much about the history but it was still a great way to see the city and wander through all the neighborhoods. Also means you can go for the walk without needing to look at maps... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't walk the entire trail at once, instead we hopped on & off pieces of it while we were in the city (~3 days). Tons of history to learn about along the way. If you are planning on visiting Boston & doing the trail, make sure you wear good walking shoes! Lots of cobblestone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE had never been to Boston before and my husband and I loved Boston and the freedom trail. Just amazing how much history is there. Every turn was another fascinating place. It was all beautiful! We did it by ourselves with just a map and a little bit about each place. Wish we had time for a tour guide to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked almost all of the freedom trail, great sights to see. Wandered off some of the trail to eat or grab a drink. Great thing to do on a beautiful day.

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Staying in Downtown

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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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