Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail, Boston: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Freedom Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Freedom Trail
4.5
About
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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2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
How to get there
  • Park St • 3 min walk
  • Boylston • 4 min walk
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distantgaze
Canberra1 contribution
Loved Poope
Jun 2021 • Family
Definitely track down Jeremiah Poope. Brilliant tour. Love it worked well with teens. Lots of laughs. Best spontaneous decision we made in Boston
Written June 23, 2021
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RonaldoHM
Jackson, MI10 contributions
Entertaining & educational for parents & teens!
Jun 2021 • Family
Jeremiah Poppe was our guide - so funny & so full of knowledge! My teen boys both confessed it was way better than they expected. From Mother Goose to Paul Revere to Stephen King - Poppe has funny & interesting tidbits at every stop - highly recommend!
Written June 21, 2021
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Connie C
Dallas, TX704 contributions
Easy to follow and interesting tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Really loved having a path to follow and see the landmarks. While it’s just a 2+ mile walk, the zigzagging make it seem longer. We did it in two parts and had a nice sit down near Faneuil Hall. Took an Uber back to the hotel after seeing Paul Revere’s house. Finished Beacon Hill and the USS Constitution the next day.
Written June 19, 2021
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Rita C
3 contributions
Easy to Follow Trail
Jun 2021
Loved there there was a literal line to follow the freedom trail. You get to see lots of historic sites and parts of downtown Boston while following the trail. Great for anyone who is interested in history, particularly American revolutionary times.
Written June 18, 2021
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Trek823681
Boston, MA12 contributions
do it!
Dec 2020
Great way to see a few of the neighborhoods and several historic sites in Boston. You can meander and take your time stopping and visiting some of the sites (Old State House, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution among others) but just walking it is worth it for checking out the old architecture and streets of the North End and Charlestown. Plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or coffee in the North End (Cafe dell Sporto is recommended). If you start from Park Street, go all the way to Charlestown and walk those stairs up the Bunker Hill Monument, you'll earn that Pizza at Regina's. You can rest by taking the Charlestown Ferry back to Long Wharf.
Written June 14, 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,237 contributions
This trail is made for walking
Jun 2021
This historical, educational 2.5-mile trail takes you through some of the most important historical sites in Boston, such as the Boston Common, the Boston Massacre site, and the Old State House. The trail is mostly over cobblestones and is marked with a red line, so you can follow the trail without a tour guide if you want. Many of the sites are places we would have visited anyway, so this trail was a good way to see the places we wanted to see, while still learning about the history of Boston (and of the entire region). Some of the sites charge an entrance fee (I think the Old State House and the Paul Revere House do, at least), but most of them are free to enter). You can take your own time on the trail and enter as many sites as you wish, so you can take as long as you want. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes. The trail takes you through modern-day Boston, so there are plenty of restaurants and coffeeshops where you can stop and take a break.
Written June 10, 2021
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Matt I
Granite Falls, NC80 contributions
Get your walking shoes
May 2021
We did the Freedom Trail without a tour guide, just ourselves. Plan on 4 or 5 hours to walk it from point to point. We started at Boston Common. Ate lunch at Quincy Market. Didn't do the Paul Revere tour because the line was really long. Did the Old North Church tour (highly recommend); it is well done with info about the Revolution and the church in general, plus it was inclusive of all types of people associated with the church. We toured the USS Constitution and went into the free museum, not the paid one. That was sufficient. The Bunker Hill Monument was closed. Down from it is a national park visitor center for Bunker Hill but that is misleading. It told nothing of the battle but only life after the battle. That was a bummer. We called Uber to get back because we were tired of walking. It is better to walk the trail instead of renting a bike because you can look around more, don't have to worry about traffic, etc.
Written June 5, 2021
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Taste of Massachusetts / New England
Bridgewater, MA206 contributions
So much to do
May 2021
By walking it, you learn history and see how the city has evolved, great restaurants along the way as well
Written June 5, 2021
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wslin86
Oviedo, FL173 contributions
Hit the trail - it is worth it
May 2021
We did the self-guided version. It is a great walk and has loads of history woven through the modern city streets. There is so much to do in Boston that if you are here for a very short time, you really want to do this. Because there are so many stops and so much info, I would consider doing a guided tour, as well. Here is an alternative idea. You don't need to do the trail as one continuous walk in one day. You can do many other things in Boston and hit all the sites, ad hoc, over a number of days without losing continuity of the history. We did this and still saw every Trail site.
Written June 2, 2021
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NFca
Carterville, IL214 contributions
Self Guided tour
May 2021 • Friends
Did a podcast self guided tour due to COVID restrictions. Unfortunately some of the sites were closed but the self paced tour was great. We could take our time and see other things along the route. Very interesting history lesson. Walked the entire trail without a problem, however with an audio tour you could split the tour into a couple days. Well worth the entire walk. At the final stop there is no metro stop, so be prepared to walk back across the river or locate the Community College Station in advance to plan your route to return to the city. Community College Station is the closest station to Bunker Hill.
Written May 31, 2021
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