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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
617-357-8300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston and 1 other guide
Ranked #8 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: There are at least seven Different Tour Companies that tour guests on the Freedom Trail:  The Freedom Trail Foundation :Daily tours every hour on the... more »
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Freedom Trail was an educational look at the founding of this country. It is always amazing to learn the sacrifices that so many made to gain independence. We spent about an hour and a half on a guided tour, but that was not enough to see the entire trail. On my next visit, I will allow more time.

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Alberta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Good for a day walking around the city. You don't need a tour guide, there is a brick pathway to follow and plaques at every location to stop at! If you are worried you will miss something you can go to the info centre by the markets to get brochures

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was thinking about taking the tour but decided to just do it on my own. Many historical sites.my favorite was the old north church. You will get some exercise and it is easy to follow. .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great way to see and experience Boston History. Easy to follow directions and a good history lesson.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had one day in Boston and had less than a few hours to plan our day. Thank goodness for Trip Advisor. I pulled up the TA app on my smart phone and the Freedom Trail popped up as the first item. We took the T from Newton, got off at the Boston Public Garden and began our tour. The... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful day following the freedom trail. We did it as a self guided tour, purchased one of the books and we were off. It was easy to follow the line in the pavement no directions needed. Along the way we enjoyed many stops, taking in the history and beautiful architecture of Boston along with a couple of detours... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Walking the Heritage Trail was a great way to spend three hours. You see many important historic sites, as well as a good bit of Boston's central area. I like history, so I purchased the $9 guide at the visitors center in Boston Common. It was great to have for additional info and to decide if we wanted to enter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was part of an enjoyable day where we used a useful map and description of the various places of interest and just took a steady walk around. This was a very leisurely affair and we managed to see most of the sites that we were interested in seeing. You can do an organised and escorted tour but it is... More

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We followed the self-guided freedom trail path in August. We bought a book at the visitor's center at Boston Common (great staff there) and were able to do the trail at our own pace over the course of a couple of days. It is an excellent glimpse into the history of American independence.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was hilarious so he made learning about the various historical landmarks fun. I highly recommend taking this tour and learning a bit about our country's history. Well worth the time and money!

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