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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
617-357-8300
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Ranked #6 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Seminole
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The guides bring the history to life. It was cold so dress warm and in layers. This was our third visit and we still enjoyed it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Although the Freedom Trail is available as a guided tour, in our opinion, it is not at all necessary to do a guided tour. A big part of the joy is getting sidetracked along the way and discovering all sorts of unknown delights! The red brick trail is very easy to follow and if anyone tells you otherwise, they have... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you have never been to been to Boston before than this might be cool. Because I live in the area it was kind of boring. I am fine with walking but if you do not like walking do not go. I would not recommend this unless you have never been to Boston before.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It is the classic Boston downtown walk, tracing historical sites, scenic buildings and some cool shopping and restaurants too. A guided tour can be really interesting and is well worth doing.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We began at the beginning of the Freedom trail and followed a map we had gotten from our hotel. We stayed on the trail and made stops at the museum's, churches and points of interest along the way. My son and I stopped for lunch, shopping and a few pubs along the way. It took us several hours and we... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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302 reviews 302 reviews
68 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Sidewalks are marked in footsteps that take you around town and past some of the more prominent landmarks of the city. No boring tour guide and no pressure to finish. Just walk along the marke "trail" and take in the sights

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

All our family really enjoyed the self guided walk around the Freedom Trail. It was a great way to see the city and learn the history of Boston. Paul Reveres house was worth a visit on the trail and the guides inside the house were very informative. I would highly recommend this walk for families with older children or parents... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

if you like to walk and like history, the Freedom Trail is for you. Start at the visitor center at Boston Common and purchase a walking guide. Take time to have a cup of chowder at Union Oyster House before going on. Imagine you are a Patriot as you pass Paul Revere's house and North Church. If you can't walk... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The trail does history justice. Each location provides great insight into the past and information. The walk is not bad at all and provides a great view of Boston Financial district. The app for the trail is a must if you have a smart phone...especially for location of stops on the trail. We especially loved the tour of the Old... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Such a great starting point for checking out the city. Don't stop there but let's you get a feel of the city/history right at the start of your day.

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