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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
617-357-8300
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Ranked #8 of 215 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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Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see all of the highlights and historic sights of the city. We did this as a self guided tour and it was so nice to have it all marked out and not have to read a map/street signs to figure out where to go in the city.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Even tho we visited Boston at the end of September, it was 80 degrees. We bought a hop on/hop off trolley ticket that was good for 2 consecutive days. You still had some walking to do to get to a particular historical site. We chose the places that were of interest to us and stayed on the trolley for those... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Started in Boston Commons and made it as far as Little Italy. This is a great, educational & inspiring walk. Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and so much more. They have guided tours but al you really need is a Guidebook/map & then you just follow the double red brick line

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's free and you can do it at your own pace. Start at the visitor centre on the Common and spend the few bucks on a map (you don't need any of the more expensive options). Even though it is only a couple of miles you will want to ponder at some places and stop for food etc so allow... More

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Tennessee
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We walked the historic Beacon Hill part of the trail. The streets are cobblestone lined with gaslights. There is a red stripe in cobblestone that goes on for 2.4 miles. It will take you to 16 sites that are important to American liberty. We went into the Kings chapel and got to listen to the organ music being played. Then... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Started off at Boston Commons and followed the freedom trail all the way down to Bunker Hill. Totally cool way to live history. Made me glad I had paid attention in my US history class!

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Freedom Trail. It took us most of the day to walk. We really enjoyed the sights, especially Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church. It was easy to follow.

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Idyllwild, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

To correctly do this tour, and to stop at each site takes a considerable amount of time (it took us 2 days, but we were thorough). There are so many historic sights to see and placards to read, a real history lesson. The Trail is marked by a brick paved line through the city and very easy to follow. I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to take this tour from a native Bostonian. They were right ~ we enjoyed it very much. The tour guides went into depth with interesting historical facts, as we walked along the red line of the Freedom Trail. History came alive, as we toured old cemeteries where Paul Revere, John Hancock, and other leaders are buried. Very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We navigated this trail on our own. Opted not to do a guided tour - as we knew we would fall off the trail and bounce back on. We did it in one day - made it into an 8 mile trek - loved the Freedom Trail!! Take a camera and good walking shoes! Don't be shy to stop for... More

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