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“A Little History” 4 of 5 stars
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Freedom Trail
Boston, MA 02109
617-357-8300
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Ranked #4 of 420 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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 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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“A Little History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Easy to walk, interesing historical points all explained in the booklet. Paul Revere's House a must to see.

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“Has to be done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A great way to walk around the city whilst sharing in a piece of its history. We really got a feel for the place by following this trail.

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“Boston, what a great city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a most if you go to Boston. Make sure you wear your walking shoes. The trail is only 2.5 miles, but it feels like you walk forever. Seeing all the historical sites was so cool!

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“Get a tour guide.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We got a tour guide from the freedom trail foundation for the 90 minute tour from Boston Common, having a local expert really made this come alive.

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“Third Time is the Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was my 3rd trip to Boston, and every time I have walked the Freedom Trail. And, every time, my tour has ended at the Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Until now. Even though it took us into the 2nd day, we finally made our way across the Charles River to Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution.

As you may know, the trail is marked by red paint and/or red brick strips meandering through the streets of Boston from the Common to Bunker Hill. While you walk it, you encounter both the serious and humorous sides of history, as well as observing history living right next to the modern world. If you get the right guidebook, you will also discover some of the side sites along the way, like the Famine Memorial and the world's narrowest house.

For the most part, everything you read about Boston being a walking city is accurate; whatever inclines you may encounter are slight. You will, however, want to wear some good walking shoes as you will be traveling over pavement and cobblestones, which can play havoc with your feet. There are plenty of places to stop if you want a bite or drink or just relax a bit, so it is a trip that kids can enjoy as well.

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