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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Loved this walk! We were with a tour guide who pointed out spots of interest other than the obvious, such as the Spite house. Going inside North Church was the highlight for me. There was a guide inside who told us lots of history. Was...More

Thank pk teacher
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great history lesson for the kids. We had an excellent tour guide dressed in Revolutionary War era attire lead us along the tour. Very informative and he answered all of our questions. Should not visit Boston without doing the Freedom Trail.

Thank BoxingLawyer
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I wish I could have done this as a kid. This really made history come alive. Hope everyone gets to do this someday.

Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A good way to cover many of the historical sites. At times, it gets slightly confusing, somehow we were just steps away from Paul Revere home and missed it and had to double back to find it. But overall, a very appropriate and meaningful trail...More

Thank MaryAnn U
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's not a cake walk. It's your history. Do it. It will stay with you and your family for ever. Just Walk It!

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 2 November 2016

IF you are visiting for a short time, this is absolutely not to be missed. So much to be able to cram into a day by walking the trail. Many of the sites are free/just request you donate as much as you can. The 3...More

Thank Wolfie913
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our first visit to Boston was terrific and we started with the Freedom Trail walk. It was such an inspiring and exhilaration, cathartic walk and the historic value - just moved us so much! You must do this while in Boston!

Thank BillAndRobin1019
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great way to see the history of Boston. We did it all at once but you could easily break it down into smaller chunks

Thank holibobos
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good way to learn about the history of Boston and indeed America. Mostly easy to follow using the red bricks as your guide but there are a few confusing places where the red bricks go off in different directions. I'm sure there's a reason for...More

Thank Plane_Talking_Travel
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A MUST if you visit the north end very interesting sites and takes you to an awesome cemetery and passed Paul reveres house through the Italian section, really clean city and very safe

Thank lacorvino
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
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12 October 2017|
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Response from Darren B | Reviewed this property |
There’s a tour and guide but we didn’t use it. It starts in the park
Nancy H
25 August 2017|
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Response from Ashton S | Reviewed this property |
The app is specifically for the Freedom Trail and the Boston African American National Historic Site, and it's free! It's called "NPS Boston".
6 August 2017|
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Response from Deltraveler75 | Reviewed this property |
Start at Boston Commons. Beware, even though the trail is 2.5 miles long, if you have limited time, you may want to prioritize stops in advance. If you stop and take in each site along the trail, you will easily take up a... More