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Freedom Trail

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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I'm not a big historian- but the walk was a great way to see Boston alone and it definitely is a bonus to get to see and interact with our American history! My son is learning... read more

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not a big historian- but the walk was a great way to see Boston alone and it definitely is a bonus to get to see and interact with our American history! My son is learning about the revolution in school and we took a family trip just to walk this path!!! We had great weather and did not take... More 

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ocala, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Boston for one day during a cruise and decided to visit the Freedom Trail- I was not disappointed! I'm a bit of a history buff so this was absolutely up my alley. it was amazing to see the places I had only read about and to know that you were standing in the same places that helped... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked this on a winters day and it was an excellent experience. We paced it to suit ourselves, stopping for morning tea and lunch and enjoyed it so much

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here's my take on the freedom trail. Excellent. Having been born and raised in Boston, I've covered the freedom trail throughout my years. From childhood trips to Faneuil Hall to meetings at the Boston Courthouse Square. The city is small, walkable and intimate. Unlike New York or Chicago. The freedom trail covers all the points along the way. Well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This walk is quite pleasant, and not too intensive. It gives you a good flavour of local culture and helps you find your feet in a new city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great way to see a whole bunch of Boston! Lots of interesting and historic stops that allow you to glimpse into Boston's past. My only recommendation is to go with a tour/guide. We learned a lot and had a great time, but there is much potential for it to get really in depth and I wish we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked the length of the trail passing the church steeple where the signal went out to Paul Revere and the other riders; ancient grave sites; pubs; squares; and on to Bunker Hill. It was a hot, humid day and my children complained most of the way. But it is one of our most talked about memories as a family.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the whole trail (follow the red bricks) with kids 10 & 7 on an unusually sunny and warm February weekend. With a little guide book in hand was easy to walk the trail and read the history of each building of interest along the way. I thought it was a great way to see Boston for the day and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring a great map and an excellent guidebook -- Allocate enough time to do it right -- or break it up into several days

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was an awesome experience. Lots to see along the way. A must do if you are visiting Boston. Quite a bit of walking and lots of hills. Keep that in mind if you are planning to walk the trail.

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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.
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