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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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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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Loved the way this 'Trail' takes you through the history.

Easy to follow trail to follow across Boston. Excellent sites with plenty of information. There are guided tours which seemed excellent.

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Jackie E
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Locking, United Kingdom
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Locking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Easy to follow trail to follow across Boston. Excellent sites with plenty of information. There are guided tours which seemed excellent.

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Thank Jackie E
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a wonderful experience in Boston, on the Freedom Trail. It really was the highlight of our Trip there.

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oakville ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to walk the trail. We had received a guide map at our hotel and followed it. The walk was lovely. It was well marked, we learned some history and we saw parts of the city that we wouldn't have otherwise. It is a pretty long trail so you could do it over a couple of days if you... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Love the Freedom Trail.... Boston has done a great job of connecting history together and giving tourists an easy way to not miss anything. Start by the Aquarium, take the WaterTaxi to the USS Constitution (included with the Charley Card) and walk from there to Bunker Hill to start the Freedom Trail walk. Paul Revere's House closed at 5:15pm... we... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was alright but pretty overrated! Had very high expectations given the reviews I had heard. Some sights were fun - others were pretty boring. Guide was ok.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We purchased the self-guided trail map at the Visitors Center and headed out on the trail. It is well-marked and easy to follow. Between the guide and an app we had downloaded, we got all the information we needed to fully experience all that the trail had to offer. We loved the Old State House and the Old North Church... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I love history so I feel like a fish into the water. Here was where everything started for this great country. Every stop is very interesting,long walk but very comfortable. You get so much information that can not even get tired. Probably for younger children will not be the most exciting tour but its a must at least once in... More 

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Thank Carlos H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Expensive, few restrooms available or not well signed. Few places to sit if you walk the entire trail, like I did. Water? Forget it. However, I loved the walk and all the history.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

With either a paper map or a downloaded one, it's easy to explore the Freedom Trail yourself for free. You'll get to experience early American history with your own eyes and feet as you visit Paul Revere's house, the Boston Harbor, the Granary Burying Ground (where Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and others are buried), the Old State House, and so... More 

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Asbury, NJ, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We did this tour mid-week and without a guide. It was uncrowded and very leisurely. It is a unique idea only to be found in Boston. There are plenty of stops and opportunity for interactive learning. There is something for everyone in the family. The entire tour took us 6 hours and included extended stops at some sites and a... More 

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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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