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Freedom Trail

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour...
The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.
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If you have the TripAdvisor app and do the Freedom Trail tour through that it'll make a little electronic scrapbook posted to Facebook which was cool. Great for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you have the TripAdvisor app and do the Freedom Trail tour through that it'll make a little electronic scrapbook posted to Facebook which was cool. Great for kids.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We walked this ourselves as we had a Boston guide book although guided tours were available. Easy to follow trail and lots of interesting buildings to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Walking the freedom trail is a great way to explore Boston and learn about the area. So much history along the path which is easy to follow as you explore. You could spend days and never see it all. Just find the path and get started. All roads lead you to something of interest and expand your knowledge along the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The pamphlet or online material is sufficient to do a self guided tour. We had so much fun walking all over the city, following the trail. Would recommend climbing the stairs up the landmark at Bunker Hill to see a view of Boston from the top.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour by Gary Petersen "William Molineux". He was dressed in period clothing, very knowledgeable and entertaining without being annoyingly in character the entire time. I had considered purchasing a similar tour through groupon or living social, but decided this one sounded more official and would hopefully be worth paying full price (still only about $14 I think). I don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to go on the Freedom Trail tour during a school field trip, starting at Boston Commons. The tour was great and Elizabeth Oliver was an excellent guide!!!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are historical buffs so the Freedom Trail and Boston were on our bucket list. The walk is a little long if you have lots to do in 2 days like we did but we enjoyed it nonetheless. There is a minimal charge for the Paul Revere house tour.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I walked from Bunker Hill to the State House on the freedom trail with many many stops to visit other historic sites. The trail is well marked (follow the red bricks) and there are many signs and plaques to read and get information. Except for the trek up Bunker Hill, the walk is fairly flat. There are... More 

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California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fun walk through Boston to see many historical sites. Takes you through neighborhoods and business areas. We did half one day and half the next. When you go over to the Charlestown side for Bunker Hill, come back by way of the water shuttle. The market area is amazing for shopping and just for browsing. You can find the Cheers... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We traveled the trail, by car and foot, with a private tour guide{Trailblazers}. However, we did walk some of it the following day, near Quincy Park and did a tour of the state house.. It is a lot to cover. Trail is well laid out. The history along here is amazing. If you are a history buff a guide is... More 

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