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Freedom Trail

Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-357-8300
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Boston Photography Tour: Freedom Trail
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Ranked #18 of 220 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

All the history mixed in with the delis, restaurants, bakeries, and shopping. Guided tours are available for a donation. It's not a hard walk, think it was about 3 miles. Warmer weather provides open markets, and costumed people in historical locations.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Once again, rave reviews over this trail, however, we found it to be slightly boring, not really what we expected.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We followed the freedom trail, stopping at all the places of interest along the way.We spent quite a lot of time in Fanheuil Hall and Quincy Market (the choice of food is incredible!-the seafood chowder was perfect)Walking is the best way to see everything.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

There was nothing earth shattering for me from this experience, but the ability to blindly follow the red brick trail is nice when someone wants to just take their own time and all but eliminates any anxiety for those that have difficulty navigating maps. By using both the line and the map, tourists can see much of the history, get... More 

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Western NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Well, I had about three whiskeys too many when I got started on the trail. Somewhere around a mile into it, I slid along a wall, trying to stay on my feet, and right into the arms of a really nice lady named Rita. I think I tried to kiss her. Next thing I know I'm being dragged along the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I loved learning all the history about boston. Great thing to do if you love america. Check out old state house, paul revere house. Both of them interesting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoy exploring and walking around cities, only problem is if you don't know the city you can get lost and miss out on the cool must see stuff. Every city should have trails like this, easy to follow and very informative with maps and info boards at points of interest. The trails history is very interesting... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must do in Boston. Starting in the Boston Common, the trail takes you through the very heart of Boston to some of the key sites of US history, all the way up to the Bunker Hill monument. We found the section of the trail through Boston's North End to be extremely enjoyable, with all the red brick... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My sister and I took my mom to New England for her 70th birthday. We spent a day on the front and back end of the trip in Boston. Our favorite day was the day we walked the Freedom Trail. I recommend stopping into the Visitor/Information Center to get the brochure/map that explains the stops along the way. It is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great historical walk through Boston. You can either pay for a tour guide or do it yourself. Either way, it is an amazing way to get a good historical perspective of the city and the country!

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