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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: City walk sightseeing, Walking, 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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Visit to Boston's Freedom Trail

Wonderful way to introduce young people to early history of Boston. I always take visitors on this tour which is an easy walk and very well marked. Most of the buildings are free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2013
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Brookline, MA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Wonderful way to introduce young people to early history of Boston. I always take visitors on this tour which is an easy walk and very well marked. Most of the buildings are free and well preserved. The trail takes one through old Boston. I suggest you stop half way and have something to eat. There are plenty of places to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My family went on the self guided tour of the Freedom Trail and while it was very educational, it was a bit on the boring side. This is something that everyone going to Boston should do but being on the guided tour (that I eavesdropped on a couple of times) would have made it a million times better.

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Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

What an interesting short hike across the near old downtown area of Boston. The sites along the Freedom Trail should be seen by all Americans interested in learning about the times leading up to and following the American Revolution.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Freedom trail is a great way of exploring this wonderful city on foot. All the interesting places on the way are great to see. By doing this on foot you can do it in your own time. The lovely residential area near Bunker Hill is so pretty and the adventure climb up the 294 steps of the column is... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were traveling with 3 kids, and the whole trail would have just been too much for us. We started at Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, and then walked to Old Ironside. We went inside Revere's house and the Old North church, which was very cool and the kids LOVED the USS Constitution (do the guided tour, not... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Bless our tour guide's heart. He was pretty good. I don't know what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. Enjoyed seeing the North Church and the cemetery where Sam Adams and others are laid is interesting. Like I said...just don't expect a "wow" factor and you'll be fine.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

You are not an American if you don't think this is the coolest "walk" in the world! It causes goose bumps just thinking about it!

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Springfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We enjoyed our walk. There were many historical sights to see! My wife and I are older so it was a little too much walking. You can also take a trolley to see everything from the road and you get a tourguide too. I would say either take the trolley or just do the main part of the trail. Bunker... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Bunker Hill, Paul Revere, Old North Church, Fanuel Hall, The Boston Massacre, Sam Adams..... If your going to Boston and you don't do freedom trail your missing out. I would sign up with one of the trolley companies and do a combo ride/walk. For example....ride out to Bunker Hill/Constitution but walk from The Boston Massacre site to Old North Church.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Every American should see the stops on the Freedom Trail. Although it's a bit disappointing to see that some of them are no longer being used as "historical sites" (one is now a Ruth's Chris steakhouse), still, the buildings themselves have been preserved. The trail is easy once someone tells you to stop looking for signs and follow the red... More 

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