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Freedom Trail Run

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Address: Boston Common, Park & Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-398-0611
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Freedom Trail Run is the ACTIVE way to tour Boston! Our two hour guided run...

Freedom Trail Run is the ACTIVE way to tour Boston! Our two hour guided run is relaxed & super-interesting and will show you Boston in an up-close and detailed way that's unlike any other tour. During the run, we stop at over 16 major historic sites to learn interesting facts (and take pictures!), and wind-up getting a great workout by the time we finish. Registration includes the guided run, return boat ride, drink and a great shirt.

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Do it! So easy and fun!

Great way to see the city. I'm a native and saw and learned about places and events that I walk by all the time. Liked getting the exercise and loved that it wasn't slow and drawn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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Boston, MA
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Great way to see the city. I'm a native and saw and learned about places and events that I walk by all the time. Liked getting the exercise and loved that it wasn't slow and drawn out. Extra nice was the ferry and the shirt. I was so worried that I was going to be cold on the ferry, I... More 

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Thanks for running! Glad to hear you had fun! Prospective runners should note that we do send a detailed confirmation email with our exact meeting location (which is a map marker that says "Boston Common" that's located at the corner of Park & Tremont St). More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

What a fun way to see some sights and get in a little exercise. We met in the Boston Common and saw all the sights along the Freedom Trail. It was perfect because I didn't necessarily want a long tour of everything. We were able to get a concise version of the facts and see everything. We picked a couple... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This was a great way to see the city, in a way that even most locals couldn't do for their guests. My husband and I had a great time!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Freedom Trail is a must do when in Boston but I am really glad we decided to do the run. Runs are only Saturday mornings. The running group was about 15-20 people and our guide was great... he was very excited to be there and really passionate about Boston's history. We saw all of the major historical sites;the public garden,... More 

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Albuquerque NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The best way to kill two birds with one stone: exercise and knowledge. Boston is a wonderful city, rich in history. Great job guys!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time - perfect way to see the Freedom Trail before the sites get crowded and get a workout in at the same time. The guides were great. The run was an easy pace (I'm a slow runner and had no problem keeping up).

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We did the 8:30am run on a Friday morning. Our tour guides Eddie and Shelly had great, and often humerus stories, about our American history. The pace was easy and there were plenty of stops along the run. I highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Michael D
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

What a great way to take in the Freedom Trail and get some exercise. We had a great time! I am not a runner and I was easily able to keep up and enjoy the activity. My 13 year old loved the tour too.

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Gottingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I chose the Freedom Trail Run to get some basic knowledge about Boston in short time and at the same time doing some outdoor activity. It was much fun, the guides did a great job. You should neither expect a very detailled historical lecture nor a exhausting running event. But the combination of sightseeing and running makes it really special... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We did the Sunday morning tour. We parked at Boston Common Garage which was 5-10 minute walk to where the tour meets at the corner of Park and Tremont which is at the corner of the common. The tour does require for you to be reasonably fit. I walk rather than run for exercise and I struggled by the end... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.