Best Free Things to Do in Boston

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Boston

Best Free Things to Do in Boston

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What travellers are saying

  • Claire R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing time on the Freedom Trail Tour for my husband’s birthday. Ben was so knowledgeable and entertaining. My two very young kids were able to keep up and have fun without any fuss.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Andrew T
    289 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went around mid afternoon. Overall 7.9/10, not a ton of flowers in bloom but nice green space area to walk around and enjoy the space, weather or people.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • michelle d
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great place to walk around and appreciate the historic buildings, eat some of the best food in Boston, and shop in the quaint little stores. With all of the amazing places to get coffee and baked goods, I wish someone would organize a coffee tour and a bread/pastry tour.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Christophe B
    Quebec City, Canada786 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic surprise while visiting Boston. In particular, we loved the interior garden with the fountain. Such a peaceful space within such a busy city.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Russ H
    Daytona Beach, FL153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a nice surprise. During Memorial Day weekend, there is a group the emplaces 37k flags in Memorial of the service people who lost their lives during America’s Wars since the Revolution. Swan Boats, George Washington statue and more. Cheers and Beacon Hill across one of the boundary streets.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • Gormo75
    Adelaide, Australia135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the 45 minute Sam Adams Beyond the Brewhouse tour and can highly recommend it. The guide was super fun and informative and we got to sample 3 beers in our visit. We also got to keep our small tasting glasses as a souvenir of our. Visit. This tour is great value and highly recommended.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • LovesToTravel31
    Rocky River, OH125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s free to visit the USS Constitution and its neighbor, the USS Cassin Young. Both are operated by the Park Service—you just need to go through a metal detector. There’s a 10 minute video in the visitor’s center that’s worth watching (plays at the top of each hour). Both ships offer an amazing glimpse into the past, and the dry dock is also worth a peek.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Yolie
    Tampa, FL39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to walk and take pictures. The streets were clean. The street was unique.
    The homes were beautiful in the area some of a hill to walk.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • hoben57
    Houston, TX87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's kind of like going to the mall. The central part is basically a giant food court with a big selection of things. We were there mid/late afternoon and it was mostly kids who were probably just out of school. To me, it's not really significant to the Freedom Trail but it is nice place to walk around and shop. The property was donated and named after merchant Peter Faneuil back in the 1740s.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • James H
    Camp Hill, PA73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here for the first time while on vacation and was not disappointed! The curators have done an amazing job detailing the history of how the USS Constitution came to be and the sailors' lives aboard the ship through fun, engaging, and interactive exhibits. Admission is by suggested donation (for two adults, we gave twenty dollars). The museum (and the separate USS Constitution ship) is a stop on Boston's Freedom Trail. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Christophe B
    Quebec City, Canada786 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A most fabulous street to walk, stop for a coffee or shop. Everything from TNF to Valentino is here in offer. Plus, plenty of restaurants and cafes.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Barry S
    Greater London, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So poignant and utterly sad, reading the truthful words of those horrifically impacted by the murderous Nazis.
    The respect shown by the City of Boston, is evident and the arrangment of this memorial, was quite unique and yet, so hard-hitting.
    So worthy of seeing and to read the comments.
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • jerrys01
    Bel Air, MD587 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I took the self-guided tour of the church. I found the construction of the pew 'pods' interesting. The church is fairly simple in design (compared to some churches I've seen in Europe), but I did find the pew finished in red velvet pretty interesting.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Nat D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It never rains at the Waterfront!
    Fantastic people, great staff, delicious food
    Griffith n Ningi Lots of love

    ❤️ Meg & Andy
    Written 10 August 2023
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  • William M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun! A must for authentic Boston food. Great place to walk around and take in the sights, casual atmosphere and shopping.
    Written 25 May 2024
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