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Freedom Trail Tours

#9 of 138 Tours in Boston
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Address: Begin at 148 Tremont St. Office at 99 Chauncy St., #401, Boston, MA 02111
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+1 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The...

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers official tours led by colonial guides who bring history to life! Tour times available at our website!

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How could you see Boston without walking Freedom Trail?!

I definitely recommend this Freedom Trail walking tour. Most importantly, this tour is offered by the historical group, so the costs of the tour funnel back to the sites you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Karen B
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I definitely recommend this Freedom Trail walking tour. Most importantly, this tour is offered by the historical group, so the costs of the tour funnel back to the sites you're seeing. Isaiah Thomas was our guide, and he was lively and humorous. Duration is 1.5 hours. Top tips: - The "reverse tour, which starts at Faneuil Hall, ends at Boston... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I had no expectations good nor bad but I have zero regrets doing this tour and when I come back to Boston (hopefully in warm weather) I will do it again. Our guide "Thomas Hutchinson III" was fantastic. Very informative and very animated with his delivery but not in a annoying way. What do I mean by that? I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good. Don't miss this walk if you are in Boston. It will tell you a lot about American history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip to Boston for the weekend and always intended to take a tour of the Freedom Trail but were faced with quite a few options of which group we should choose to guide the tour. We opted for The Freedom Trail Foundation (homestly because they seemed legit lol) and we definitely made the right decision! Not only... More 

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour with Thomas Hutchinson III, (aka Mark Lineham). Mark went above and beyond to tell us the story of Boston and the sparks that ignited the revolution. He was knowledgeable, encouraged questions, and kept all enthralled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the "Walk Into History" tour in the morning, and the "North End Tour" in the afternoon. Two different guides. Both were very good and quite informative. The morning tour had about 25 people, while the afternoon tour was just two of us and the guide. This allowed us a lot of one-on-one interaction with the afternoon guide, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite confusing to understand what's on offer with Freedom Trail Tours as the self guided tour shares the same name with the guided tour. Anyway my tour was organised by the Freedom Tour Foundation. To be honest I thought it might be quite lame - mainly because of the dressed up characters who make me suspicious for some reason.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a mid-day tour with a Mark! It was fun, engaging, interactive, educating and amusing. The weather was cold but we absolutely would do this again, as the story telling was so good, it's absolutely worth it. We learned a lot about American history and common mistakes about it, and everything is done in an interesting way!

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Saint James, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Freedom Trail Tour with Rob Crean, aka "Isiah Thomas". Not only was the tour fabulously educational and interesting but our tour guide was hysterical! My 12 and 13 year olds enjoyed it as well. This is definitely a must do activity when in Boston!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk through Boston, but make sure your geared for the cold weather if your here in February. There is enough information at each landmark to do the tour on your own and the path is very clearly marked out. The subway is close enough at the end of the trail, I would recommend going to Harvard from here.

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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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