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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
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Boston, MA 02109
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Reviewed yesterday

The weather was cold and wet, and the Princess excursion tour guide was terrible, she ran through her script and obviously paid by the trip and not by the hour. What facts she had, she pretty much kept to herself or made them up. The...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a Sunday afternoon following the trail through the North End taking a ton of pictures. Amazing to see historical sights nestled between the modern.

Thank steve y
Reviewed yesterday

Starting at Boston Common, a former cow pasture and Militia training ground, you wind your way past Park Street Church to Granary Burying Ground (Signers of the Declaration and Mother Goose!), King’s Chapel, Old City Hall and Ben Franklin to Old South Church, and Fanueil...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed yesterday

While we did not have time to walk the entire trail, the parts we did walk were brimming with the historical ambiance you would expect from the city. It was also fun to see the locations where movies like "The Departed" were filmed (we did...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I took a guided tour of the downtown Freedom Trail and had Prince Hall as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable. We did a self guided tour of the North End section (Paul Revere's House/Old North Church). Follow the red trail and...More

Thank chrisbrandy2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to hit the trail every time you come to Boston. On a nice day the 2.5 mile trail is exciting. Can do it every time. Most spots are free

Thank Dacw6
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute must while in Boston. Set 2 and a half hours aside and enjoy our nation's history at your own leisure pace. There are so many sites and beautiful architecture, it makes the time go by quickly. Get out and go for a stroll!...More

Thank Ahems
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a history teacher for our guide and he was fantastic, although I think he may be more “Tory” then patriot , ha! He provided so much facts and info about the rebellion that I had never known and made it so interesting ....More

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 2 days ago

My first trip to Boston (it won't be my last!) and after settling in at our VRBO, we started walking the Freedom Trail. The courses on American history in high school and college came rushing back. It's a good thing to understand how our country...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved walking the Freedom Trail after parking at the incredible Boston Commons Garage! Leave plenty of time for walking, taking photos, and talking to the tour guides. We did not take one of the tours, but thoroughly enjoyed the sights, sites, and Bostonians. The...More

Thank padgettre
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dassya722
23 September 2018|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
We took our almost 12 year old grandson on the tour done by the Freedom Trail Foundation - the Walk into History tour (there is a ‘Reverse’ tour that visits the same sites in reverse order, just depends on where it is more... More
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KarenEph320
21 September 2018|
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Response from FrankJ123 | Reviewed this property |
Just do it yourself, no need to pay anyone!
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BJM64
6 September 2018|
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Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
I started at Boston commons. The ‘welcome center’ will try to sell you a map or have you download an app you have to pay for, this isn’t needed unless you want to. Walking the Trail is free and only one or two sites have... More
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