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Freedom Trail

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 7 other guides
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617 357 8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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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A very easy trail to follow as it was marked by a red brick line that crossed streets and went down sidewalks with very few short breaks - a person cannot get lost or lose the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A very easy trail to follow as it was marked by a red brick line that crossed streets and went down sidewalks with very few short breaks - a person cannot get lost or lose the trail. It covered the tourist places of Boston, and with the standard tourist map of Boston a person will see most everything. This part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you havent been to Boston before and want to take in the majority of the heritage sites this is a great way to do so. The trail is embedded into the pavement with red bricks or the occasional red line so very easy to follow. Boston is a great walkable City and you need to spend a good 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately we did not have time to do the full walk which is about 2.5 miles. We decided to do the self guided tour which is FREE. Some interesting sights and historical points. Would fully recommend if in Boston.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great couple of hours following the RED BRICK trail to the Paul Revere Home and the Old North Church. Both are in North Boston. Along the way we found a plethora of coffee shops, Italian Restaurants, and other shops you might enjoy! The RED BRICKS are built right into the sidewalk. Very cool!

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Boston then the freedom trail is simply a must do activity. Spent a whole day on this and really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Concierge recommended this method for two days of sightseeing. Saw most of Boston and visited 9 historic sites plus harbor cruise included and toured "Old Ironsides". Most sites included or minimal donation. Driver narration gave great overview to guide us.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The freedom trail is an amazing experience. The entire city of Boston is alive with history, and the Freedom Trail highlights 16 historic sites. It is very easy to navigate, even without a guide. We did not do a tour because we were very short on time, but I would like to do one in the future.

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So interesting, great walk and teaches you about freedom in our country and how African Americans persevered with great courage to become accepted as equals. I don't know why African American people had to struggle so damn much for everything that was such a "given" to Caucasians!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great, and free way, to see the sites. Take time at the Granary Burial Grounds and read the signs. WE loved doing the Freedom Trail! It takes approx 6 hours and is 5 miles of walking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the T at Park street and started from there, right in front of the state house. Absolutely great way to see the city, way too many things to write about. Highly recommend it if you have the time. We did the whole trail.

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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.