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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Bought a book at the visitor center on the commons and followed the bricks. No guide needed. Lots of walking. We got about halfway and then went on a trolley your for rest of the day. We will go back tomorrow. You'll be to Quincy...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We took our time and walked in about four hours from the Boston Common, past the Mass. State House and the Robert Gould Shaw memorial, the Park St. Church, Granary Burial Ground, Kings Chapel, Boston Latin School and Old City Hall, Old South Meeting House,...More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed June 8, 2016

You can do self guided (there is an app) or partake in the costume tour run by the Freedom Trail organization. Our guide was really great and it helps you better understand the history of the city.

Thank sophiakberg
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Saw many famous sights from history. Well marked trail, and you can take a break whenever you like and shop or eat.

Thank jaersmur
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Hits all of of the historical sights. Also weaves through the city enough to find local food and shops. Great point of of reference for navigating Boston. Good exercise.

Thank Bert C
Reviewed June 8, 2016

The only day we had available it happened to be raining so we cut it short and didn't walk the whole trail. We just hit the high points - Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall market.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed June 8, 2016

My entire family loved our visit of the Freedom Trail. The city has done and excellent job in making off the locations of historical places that is easy to follow.

Thank Steinbeckfan
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We did the Freedom Trail on the first day in Boston and really enjoyed it. It was actually much longer than I expected and took us a good portion of the day! We stopped at Quincy Market for lunch and also saw Mike's Pastry. Our...More

Thank Brigitte C
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We walked the Freedom Trail ourselves which you can pick up throughout the city - the trail is marked by a red bricked narrow line through various streets - we walked from Boston Public Gardens to Quincy market and were on the trail quite a...More

Thank PatCDundalkIreland
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Did not visit here this trip (6/2016) but enjoyed the trail (walk through town) on a self guided tour a year or 2 ago. I really want to do it again when I have time to stop at several sites and review the history and...More

Thank WNfun
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
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Mark M
Is there anything OUTSIDE of Boston that is interesting to visit [e.g. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park] ???
June 13, 2017|
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Response from crazy4azmegan | Reviewed this property |
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
I'd appreciate recommendations for seeing Freedom Trail on the 4th of July and then tips on seeing fireworks that evening.
May 4, 2017|
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
Boston is full of history thus, July 4 is huge. So are the crowds watching fireworks off the Charles River. They are spectacular. If you get near the river for a good spot you may luck up by arriving there to wait. Say noon... More
Peggy O
How long did it take??
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Gumgrove | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how many stops you make. We made about seven stops and it took us three hours. Well worth the walk. I would skip the Paul Revere House. A bit pricey and not that much to see. Take a picture from the outside... More