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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Following this trail on our own, with a map purchased at the Boston Commons visitor center was perfect for us, because we had visited afew of the sites many years ago. Most sites are tucked into modern day Boston, so you are seeing yesterday and...More

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Going to college in Boston the Freedom Trail was a weekend activity whether I went into any of the buildings or not. There as a soft sense of overlapping centuries in downtown Boston. And as with many cities its age the old town is a...More

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this 90 minute guided walk along the freedom trail from Boston Common to Fanneuil Hall. Guide really knew his stuff and was very entertaining. A great start to our trip.

Thank Tigerfeet44
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We did it on a hot day which probably didn't help! The start isn't great with a fair number of beggars hanging around the trail area. North End was our favourite area

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Really neat to see all of the history on this trail. I'm not a huge history buff but it provides an organized way to see the city and all of the stuff that happened around Boston. Seems like everything in the city has some history...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I walked the Freedom Trail in two stages and went in most of the buildings en route. It is well worth it and gives you a real insight into Boston's history and in particular the role that the city played in the American Revolution.

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you don't do the Freedom Trail, you might as well not visit Boston. This walk is a must-see. Forget booking one of those official walking tours, download the map and info before you start, and put on some good walking shoes. It is like...More

3  Thank Violin-Mel
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The trail links several nice buildings and sites that are part of Boston's history. It was the perfect visit with our one year old in her stroller.

Thank ORANGE35
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty interesting place, 2.5 mile walk through historic Boston. Saw lots of monumemts dedicated to Paul revere, Samuel Adams, civil war regiments. Very interesting, would do this again.

Thank Dlcharles
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We LOVED walking the trail through the city and stopped at each of the locations. We didn't want to do a tour because we wanted to spend time at each place at our own pace. We purchased a guide at the information center and that...More

Thank Jennifer E
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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Anne T
2 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on their interests in history but if they get board you can do some retail therapy at Quincy's market or lunch at the many small Italian restaurants near John R's house We are from Scotland so just loved... More
Kaitlyn C
28 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck419 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the start, you have the original Cheers (formerly the Bull & Finch), across the street from the Public Garden. You have to go off the trail for a little bit, but not much. That would be a fun place to start. You... More
Mark M
13 June 2017|
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Response from crazy4azmegan | Reviewed this property |
Adams National Historical Park, home of the second and sixth presidents, is 10 miles south in Quincy. And Minute Man National Park, the sight of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, is 20 miles west in Lexington and... More