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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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So much history

There is so much history to see in Boston and much of it can be walked especially in spring and summer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

There is so much history to see in Boston and much of it can be walked especially in spring and summer.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We got to have a guided tour of the freedom trail by Isaiah Thomas. Got to see all the great spots. Boston Common, graveyard of declaration of Independence signers and many other special spots. Would do again in a heartbeat.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Best Walking Tour of the seeds of our revolution. Very inspiring walk as you see the sights and learn about how small this city is !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The Freedom Trail is a red line throughout the city which passes historic sites. This should be the first walk you do when exploring the city. Apart from the history you get a good insight into the city's layout. For those able to walk a few miles it's a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Cool walk through the history of our country. Boston actually has lots of ties with our founding fathers. The trail is actually a walk that is about two and a half miles long that starts in Boston Commons and goes to Bunker Hill.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you are a history buff you'll love Boston's "Freedom Trail". All those places and people you read about in your history books, you can walk in their foot steps. It's a must do if you are in Boston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

For history buffs this tour is a must see. It is an easy to follow self guided walk through time. It is always nice to stop and reflect on the shoes that have walked where you are walking today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We had Prudence as our guide. She was fun and charismatic and lively. It was one of the most interesting tours I've been on. Besides learning the history of Boston, she gave all kinds of really interesting fun facts that kept us entertained the whole time. I'd highly recommend you ask for her bc she gives so much more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Hiking the Freedom Trail is great. Not only to you get to visit historic sites you also get to see a great deal of the city. A friend of mine said every city should have a nice trail marked off for tourist. I have been on this trail several times and never get tired off seeing and visiting the sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great opportunity to see the city, get exercise and enjoy the history of this beautiful city. Recommend to those over 21 to add a pub crawl into the mix with it :-)

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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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