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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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History Books Coming to Life

This tour was excellent. We toured the Freedom Trail with a very knowledgeable actor, who portrayed a colonist from the times. His knowledge and delivery were so good, that he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
LilPig115
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This tour was excellent. We toured the Freedom Trail with a very knowledgeable actor, who portrayed a colonist from the times. His knowledge and delivery were so good, that he kept by 8 and 11 year old boys captivated. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned so much during this 80 some minute tour. The only thing that caused me... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The trail itself takes you through beautiful parts of the city. Not all attractions along the trail are free to tour which surprised us. If it's your first time in Boston it is a must see for the history.

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Anna, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We walked the Freedom Trail on our own instead of doing a guided tour. It was fun and we learned a lot. It is quite a long walk so make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Freedom Trail is easy to follow and a nice walking tour of historical spots in the history of Boston and the United States. A busy trail on weekends in the summer, but clearly marked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We walked the trail by ourselves after buying a $3 map from the information booth within Boston Common. My husband is American and I am British so it was interesting to us both learning about the history of events.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was great. He was entertaining and very knowledgeable. However due to the large group of people he had little one to one interaction, my younger ones couldn't see and it was hard to hear. Had the group size not been so large I would have rated this tour higher. This has everything to do with the size... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This is Beautiful trail. It as vendors, such as lemonade, pretzels, hot dogs, etc. Free WiFi near bathrooms and picnic tables. The history is displayed nicely throughout the trail. It also has beautiful gardens that are kept up nicely.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We took tour offered by Freedomtrail.org. Tour guide was terrific. The only negative that the tour is only for a portion of the trail and I would have liked to have experienced the entire trail with tour guide

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Once in a while we should all get a reminder of what our forefathers went thru on our behalf to gain our independence. This easy to follow brick lined trail is a good reminder.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Historical and beautiful two mile walk through downtown Boston. You will see many of the not to be missed sights of Boston on this pleasant walk. If you don't want to walk all of it or prefer a ride back, use the hop on hop off trolley. (A consecutive two day pass is $59 for adults).

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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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