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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 April 11, 2016

Walked the trail starting a the Old North Church and ended at the Navy Yard. Lots of interesting historical sites to be seen.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the trail. This is a great way to see Boston. The history is outstanding. I do recommend really comfortable shoes, it takes awhile with lots of steps and hills. Some of the 300 year old stuff you see will...More

Thank Terjector
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Take an uber to bunker hill monument then do walk Do the 294 stairs just to do them See the diarama on third floor of museum it's free Do the freedom trail for a while stop everywhere Have coffee Shop Take pictures

1  Thank boatlover7411
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

On a cold but sunny day we started at Boston Common and followed the trail north. Following the red brick road was easy and mainly on the flat. Good introduction to the history of the area with plenty of information available on route.

Thank lirioblanco
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Following the red-brick Freedom Trail made it easy to see many of Boston's historic sites. I really enjoyed it. Well done, Boston!

Thank LndryFoldr
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful, crisp, spring day and walked the freedom trail, though we took a few detours to see other things. Easy walk, nice and flat. The map and brick path to follow made it nice and easy. Very enjoyable way to learn about...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful self guided tour through Boston's history and Boston itself. Hint: that's not Samuel Adam's picture on the beer bottle ;)

Thank Suci S
Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is such a great, FREE way to tour Boston. Very easy to follow. Boston is super easy to walk around, and this trail through the streets creates the perfect tour.

Thank Abby B
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you get your national park passport stamped! Had a great walk busy in the afternoon, try to go in the mornings for a better experience.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail. We walked all the sites in central Boston and then drove over to Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution. Very easy walk. Well marked, very scenic and safe neighborhoods. We had lunch at Quincy Market to take a load...More

Thank steel5rings
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