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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 #7 of 209 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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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It is really fun and easy to follow the trail. The history along the way is fascinating. Unless you are in great shape, plan for some rest stops. The last stop was my favorite - the USS Constitution. But it is a long walk to the ship. Maybe I have a short attention span sometimes, but the number of stop... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wow...what a great concept. Follow the red brick line for about 16 sites to visit. So easy and fun. We bought the tickets for three place that charged entry. The Meeting House was the most interesting.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My mother and I walked the majority of this trail during a very hot summer day but the heat didn't dampen our enjoyment. Being history buffs almost every highlight on the tour was interesting and exciting to see. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. :) There are several guided tours available for the Freedom Trail but we preferred to... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We live about an hour away and have walked the Freedom Trail several times. You can be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, except you follow the red brick road instead of the yellow. There are many stops and shops that wind with this trail and many old buildings stashed in and around the more modern ones. But the... More

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Carthage, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take this great tour from the Boston Common Visitor's Center. Take Michael's tour, and you will talk about it forever!

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Derby, Kansas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
78 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Freedom Trail is a fabulous concept. All the city fathers did was link together all the important historical sights of Boston and paint a path for visitors to easily follow. It is a genius of an idea and you can do whatever section you want, and you are not going to get lost.

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Belton, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is why they call this the walking city. You can literally pick up the red brick line anywhere and travel from one end to the other. Sites are close together so you are seeing something all the time. Its not long at all and you can see so much history, and some of the oldest the country has to... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband, 15 year-old daughter and 13 year-old son visited downtown Boston on a hot, crowded July 9th afternoon. We were following the freedom trail on our own when we discovered that walking tours were available. We hesitated over the cost, since we didn't plan on doing the tour, but I'm so glad we decided to do it as it... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great way to learn and see the city. We managed to hit every spot with the exception of Bunker Hill. The day we made the trek it was 101 outside, so by the time we got to that I was exhausted.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Check-in at the visitors center which is located in Boston Commons and you can take yourself through America's early revolutionary history. Enjoy.

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