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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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+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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Great walking path to check out.

When in Boston with a local friend I got a personal tour of the Freedom Trail. It was interesting and we actually covered the entire trail taking a few hours with several stops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

When in Boston with a local friend I got a personal tour of the Freedom Trail. It was interesting and we actually covered the entire trail taking a few hours with several stops (coffee breaks) along the way. Well worth the time and effort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We decided to visit Boston after our son took US history to reinforce those lessons. Walking the Freedom Trail was the centerpiece of our trip. We did it in bits and pieces, scheduled around our other activities and I would recommend this approach versus doing it all in one stretch.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

walked the whole trail and saw all the historic sites. great way to see the city and work off the pizza in the north end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

An incredibly interesting tour. We did a self-led one using a guide book. A great way to see Boston and learn about its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We were at the Boston Commons and decided to do the walking tour of the Freedom Trail offered at the Information Centre. Our guide was fantastic and it was definitely worth doing the guided walk. There is good signage to do it on your own but our guide gave us so much more with interesting stories about the people and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

You must do it! it is a good way and cheapest to knoe Boston downtown and also, American History! enjoy it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

You will get great views from the city when doing the Freedom trail, it is a nice walk thru history. Grab a hat and tons of water if you do this on the summer since it may get REALLY hot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We walked The Freedom Trail on our first visit to Boston to learn something of the history of the city and also to familiarise ourselves with the layout. The Freedom Trail is very clearly marked by a double row of red bricks and takes in many important and historic sites in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I always enjoy this trail. I get the AAA book and read it to those who I take on the tour. It's much cheaper than employing a tour guide and really a great way to see everything. The tour is very well marked so it's hard to get lost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Walked the trail 'backwards' from Charlestown to Mike's Pastry (not really on the trail, but 1/2 a block off). Was able to park along the road in Charlestown right after the bridge, for free. North Church, North Meeting Hall, and Paul Revere Mall are all within a 20 minute walk. A nice abbreviated walk hour or third time on the... More 

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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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