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Freedom Trail

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number:
+1 617-357-8300
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Freedom Trail

Being a history buff, this walking tour was a must for me. I was so overwhelmed at visiting all the major historic spots that we all learned about as kids. I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Being a history buff, this walking tour was a must for me. I was so overwhelmed at visiting all the major historic spots that we all learned about as kids. I would recommend this tour to one and all. I'm 62 and don't have the best knees in the world but I did this with ease.

Thank cynthias269
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Well marked and easy to find directions and info in Faneuil Hall. Recommend stopping there first. Walking is mostly level.

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South Pittsburg, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The trail is an actual line that you follow (follow the yellow brick road) Watch it carefully in the North End (old part of town) because it changes direction unexpectedly sometimes. Plenty of self guided tours of Revolutionary War era landmarks put together in a way that is easy to understand. Fanuiel Hall, The Statehouse, Old Ironsides, Bunkerhill and Monument.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I've have walked the freedom trail for 5 times now, and I always discover something new. It is just a very fun way to show visitors and friends the old Boston, and there are enough cafés and snack bars nearby if you want to have a rest. Also check out the inside of Quincy market while you are there.

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Murrieta, California, United States
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Visited the day before the Boston Marathon so it was pretty crowded. Still, we were able to move along pretty quickly spending more time at venues we were more interested in. The visitors center at the start of the trail has maps for $3. Consider it a needed donation to the foundation. While on the trail be sure not to... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

From the special bricks marking the path of the Freedom Trail to the many friendly and knowledgeable people you meet at each stop, very eager to tell you about the history of the place, the trail is a must for young and old. Some places you may linger longer than others but it can be done in a day easily... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

It is definitely a walk, but worth it. The amount of history that took place is amazing. Be sure to take your time and read and appreciate all of the sites. If you use your imagination you can picture the founding fathers and the events that took place. We broke the trail up and did different parts at different times.

Thank ChiefJayhawk
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

What a Great city! Loved the tour. Walked it on my own over the few days I was in town. Wear comfy shoes! Loved the history! Stop at Quincy market to eat! Go to mikes pastry in north end! Super nice employees, great pastries and coffee/espresso.

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Walked the Freedom Trail on out own(no guide) and thoroughly enjoyed the history. My wife had printed off information prior to the trip and this was very helpful.

Thank Steve P
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Need to be fit but the route is well marked and starts on Boston Common and covers most of the cities interesting points

Thank Mike M

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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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