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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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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Awesome tours through History

My family and I took this entire walk through the freedom trail. It was alot of fun to hear the history and see all the old buildings. The guidance really know their history. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Central Falls, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I took this entire walk through the freedom trail. It was alot of fun to hear the history and see all the old buildings. The guidance really know their history. And they make it really come to life through there stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take the time to navigate the trail and learn about the history associated with the region. Inspiring and eye opening.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I followed the freedom trail all around Boston. It's a lovely walk and easy for almost anybody to do. We don't know much about the history but it was still a great way to see the city and wander through all the neighborhoods. Also means you can go for the walk without needing to look at maps... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't walk the entire trail at once, instead we hopped on & off pieces of it while we were in the city (~3 days). Tons of history to learn about along the way. If you are planning on visiting Boston & doing the trail, make sure you wear good walking shoes! Lots of cobblestone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WE had never been to Boston before and my husband and I loved Boston and the freedom trail. Just amazing how much history is there. Every turn was another fascinating place. It was all beautiful! We did it by ourselves with just a map and a little bit about each place. Wish we had time for a tour guide to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked almost all of the freedom trail, great sights to see. Wandered off some of the trail to eat or grab a drink. Great thing to do on a beautiful day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my sister and children on this walking tour last summer. We enjoyed the tour and had an excellent guide. Definitely worth going on if you're interested in Revolutionary Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The freedom trail is a good way to explore Boston quite quickly. We used a guide book for each stop and didn't feel like missing out. Make sure you plan according to the closing times of the monumemts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a part of the history of our country. Take the time to walk the trail and enjoy a piece of Amercian history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this tour. Since it was winter, we only did part of it from Boston Public Gardens to Faneuil Hall. Our tour guide was very authentic and knowledgeable so even our non- History loving family enjoyed every stop. Because of the great start we got on this tour, our family finished the rest of the trail on our own.... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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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.
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