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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
617-357-8300
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Ranked #8 of 220 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of Revolutionary sites, which starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends up at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Such a great thing to do if you visit Boston. We walked the trail on a beautiful, sunny and chilly Boston autumn day. So much history - this activity is a must do when in beautiful Boston!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you don't know American History very well, the beginning of this tour is a bit difficult to follow. To be honest before this tour 'The Boston Massacre', 'The Teaparty' and 'The American Revolution' were just vague concepts for me. But during the tour, our guide placed them in context and he was happy to clarify anything the group wanted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

From the very beginning of our tour our guide entertained us with her betrayal of a women who had eleven children, stayed home to care for them and who had a brother that was a loyalist. She wasn't. We would have stayed till the end but it was a very cold day for us southerners. Wish we could remember her... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Trust us, you DON'T know the whole story behind getting America started! But, when you come to Boston, especially if you have been to Colonial Williamsburg and Pilgrim's Rock as well, you will leave entertained, informed and more settled in your pride in our great country.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Freedom Trail is superb. It's not too long and is well interspersed with places to visit. It's an ideal attraction for walkers and history buffs alike.

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irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You need to walk the freedom trail and learn what our early settlers were up against with England. It took immense courage to stand up for their political beliefs and put their lives at risk. Even more meaningful to come in the cold...how did they survive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Even though it was cold it was a wonderful experience. I walked the freedom trail from start to finish and loved every minute. The guide in the visitor centre at Boston common was very helpful when I purchased my map. He showed me some sights that were not on the map and explained how to get there. He even told... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We picked up the Freedom Trail in the Boston Commons. The 2.5 mile trail is marked with red lines and/or tiles... a great way to follow the history of Boston. The path snakes it's way up hills, through neighbourhoods and past many historically significant sites. I highly recommend bringing along a guidebook of the route and sites along the way.... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We walked the freedom trail and it was such a wonderful walk! I loved seeing so much history that Boston has to offer. If you are ever in the area I highly suggest doing it!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Free trail tour from US Park Service at Faneuil Hall, also look up Lessons On Liberty leaving from the gift shop on Boston Common.

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