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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (486 reviews)
“bunker hill” (642 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boston, MA 02109
Downtown
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

A group of friends purchased a private guided tour and it was money well spent! All the tour guides we saw were enthusiastic, friendly and dressed in period clothing. The private tour is the way to go; the group is smaller and more personalized, tour...More

Thank Josh12_12
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I took my kid ages 15, 12, 10 & 6 to Boston for a few days while on a longer road trip. Of course we had to walk the Freedom Trail. There are quite a few historical sights to see. A few are paid, a...More

Thank LelahK
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Well signed, lots of information, obviously proud of the heritage. The red brick pathway is a great idea to lead you round.

Thank Donkeede
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We took a tour from the visitors' center. I'm glad we did, because I feel we wouldn't have learned as much about what we were seeing. I think the Freedom Trail is a great way to see Boston. I would suggest finding a tour so...More

Thank MG29851
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We travelled the Freedom Trail by foot reading what we could along the way. I would not recommend this on a rainy day since it is outside but I would recommend trying to walk as much as you can. It's a great way to see...More

Thank Lia D
Reviewed August 5, 2016

The best way to appreciate the history of Boston, and to absorb the scale of historic buildings nestled among more modern, towering structures surrounding them. The Trail is very popular with tourists, and we heard languages from around the globe. A must do if you...More

1  Thank Cherry C
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved walking this 2.5 mile trail. We did it on a tour but went back and did the complete trail by ourselves - just download the app and it's easy to follow. We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds and this made...More

1  Thank Madjude
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

If you don't know where to start, start here. So many excellent historical landmarks and very easy to just follow the red bricks. Highly recommend for a good walking tour of Boston!

Thank bigkey66
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Having a guide in costume was awesome! We were taken to many of the places that are famous in the struggle for Independence. I liked it because they were definitely America-centric in character, but gave you little teasers that there was more to the story....More

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do in the city. What an amazing walk, great excercise and most of it was free. I can't imagine seeing Boston any other way. #1 thing to do in Boston for visitors.

1  Thank Kristine R
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Anne T
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on their interests in history but if they get board you can do some retail therapy at Quincy's market or lunch at the many small Italian restaurants near John R's house We are from Scotland so just loved... More
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Kaitlyn C
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Chuck419 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the start, you have the original Cheers (formerly the Bull & Finch), across the street from the Public Garden. You have to go off the trail for a little bit, but not much. That would be a fun place to start. You... More
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Mark M
June 13, 2017|
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Adams National Historical Park, home of the second and sixth presidents, is 10 miles south in Quincy. And Minute Man National Park, the sight of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, is 20 miles west in Lexington and... More
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