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Freedom Trail

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: +1 617-357-8300
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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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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Streets and buildings steeped in US history

easy to follow, fun for kids. About 2+ miles for the full trail, but takes you through the gamut of old Boston sites.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Asharoken, LI
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Asharoken, LI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

easy to follow, fun for kids. About 2+ miles for the full trail, but takes you through the gamut of old Boston sites.

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Berkeley Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We followed the freedom trail past Paul Revere's home to Bunker Hill. We also picked it up in various places throughout Boston including the USS Constitution Museum. It was easy to spot and follow. The hunt was kind of like hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail, but in the city, you get excited when you find another section of the... More 

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israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to know the city, including the Boston Common Park, which is a must place to visit, especially in the autumnn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lot of walking but it was pleasant and well mapped out. It was easy to follow since we didn't have a guide. We loved Bunker Hill and the Old North Church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome piece of our 3 day trip. Take the time and do it. About 90 minutes on foot. Seeing and hearing about the city. You cannot go wrong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking around seeing all the historical sites on this trail! We used the the app to get extra information on the different sites. The brick pathway is so easy to follow and it's an easy walk. There are plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat. My husband and I spend the afternoon walking and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very easy way to discover the city and its history. I recommend to do it with free walking tour so that you can learn a lot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful but get in walking condition first - dont climb the bunker hill memorial unless u are used to stairs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Follow the brick path and see how our country was founded. Get a map at the visitors center and take a tour if you have time. Beautiful walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked the Freedom Trail to see the historical sites in Boston. It was educational and fun. Highly recommended to see very important places in American History.

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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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