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“Absolute Must”
Review of Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour with Driver
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PhotoWalks Freedom Trail Tour
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Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run
Ranked #3 of 396 things to do in Boston
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ellettsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Absolute Must”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

You can't visit Boston and not take the Freedom Trail tour either with a tour company, or self-guided. Wear good walking shows as the cobbled streets in some areas will take a toll if you don't have well-constructed shoes. There are fees to some of the attractions (i.e Paul Revere home), but most are free and interesting to history buffs of all ages. You can spend as little or as much time as your schedule and physical condition will allow!

Visited September 2011
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Sacramento, California
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“Wish History in School Was this Interesting”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

Our tour guide was the most interesting and entertaining former high school teacher that told the best stories about our forefathers and the beginning of our nation. After going on the tour we found ourselves yearning for more. Would not miss this on your trip to Boston.

Visited August 2011
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Philly
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“Worth every minute and every penny”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

My family of four (two daughters 10 & 14) took the tour of the Freedom Trail on a rainy, miserable Sunday afternoon... and it was still GREAT. The guide was amazing, dressed in Revolutionary clothing and was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour hits all the pertinent historic spots in Boston and plenty of background information is provided by the guide. The cost is absolutely reasonable for a 90-minute presentation.

Visited August 2011
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Pirates and Patriots - Boston's Best Pirate Tour”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

We did the Pirates and Patriots tour under the guidance of Privateer Nathaniel Ellis. In short, it was a very memorable 90 minutes filled with good stories, obscure history and a talented tour guide. We walked the entire tour and even though there were only 4 in the tour, Nate, as he asked to be called, never let that slow down his pace. We hit a few off the beaten path areas due to our small group and he had a lot of passersby hanging on his stories in different areas. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a bit of non standard history wit their tour.

Well worth the $13 admission! If ye don't take this tour ye arrr a good fer nothin' land lubber!

Visited September 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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“Definitely worth it to do with a costumed guide”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We were in Boston and my bible is usually top 10 of eyewithness- No 1 attraction is the freedom trail. We have to do it and we were going to do it on our own ( my niece gave me a map with explanation of every stop ) and we saw that costumed lady announcing her next tour at 11h00am - the tour cost $13.65 per adult and you see 16 of 18 stops of the freedom trail - The girl was very knowledgeable - very funny . She was probably a student in history -One thing for sure- she knews her stuff - and could answered to all questions of our large group . the tour lasted 90 minutes and plus - started from Boston common and ended at Quincy market . I would definitely recommend it to anybody who would like to know history of Boston .

Visited September 2011
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