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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 213 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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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the city, lean about the history and to burn off some of the calories eaten at breakfast!

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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

For the american history goofers this is a must to do. For the other tourists is a nice way too go around the city and see some of the differences at this city and some of the most beautiful landmarks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you have never been to B-town before. You get a great overview from walking along the trail. And if you reach a point where you do not see anymore bricks, you know to backtrack and follow the path again. There are many interesting spots along the trail. It is worth getting a free map from... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited for a July work conference. Be sure to talk 3-5 hours to walk the Freedom Trail. We did it alone & if I got the opportunity to walk it again I would hire a guide or tour company. If you go to the visitor's center first, you can get a map that explains every stop and then it... More

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Rome, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Freedom Trail is a family friendly, free way to enjoy the rich history that Boston has to offer. Once you find the start of the trail it is very easy to follow, complete with signs pointing out the historic landmarks. Be sure to plan a good chunk of time to complete the entire trail walk, especially if you tend... More

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Ottawa Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We started the walk from the USS Constitution and the kids really enjoyed following the red bricks. We were later in the evening so some places (such as the church) were closed to visitors but we still enjoyed walking through history. Boston is a beautiful city and walking the trail gives you a route to follow when exploring.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I've got bad knees and I'm not a walker but this self-guided tour was definitely worth doing. There are maps of the trail at the airport, most hotels and on-line. The trail is easily marked about 2.5 miles long. Most of the sites are very close to each other (Boston was much smaller then). Some sites charge a small fee... More

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you're in Boston this is a must do. An easy to follow route from Boston common to Charlestown Navy Base taking in all the historic buildings along the way. About 3 miles long but takes all day as there is so much to see on the way.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Freedom Trail is very easy to follow (follow the red brick line on the pavement) and provides a comprehensive self-guided insight into the history and many of the historical venues of Boston.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant way to see some of the older landmarks of Boston along the Freedom Trail. Need extra few hours for this. Lucky we had good weather.

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