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“Modern City with Rich History”
Review of Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail
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$236.40*
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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 400 things to do in Boston
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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.
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Boston is known for world-class academic institutions, but also known for world-class chefs. And, certainly, there are excellent museums for people of all ages and all interests, fantastic shopping opportunities and beautiful towns north, south, east and west of the city. However, a trip to Boston is not complete without recognizing its rich and vital role in American History. The Freedom Trail is a requisite part of any visit to Boston. History comes alive as you walk through the very streets that were the scene of our earliest years as a nation. Come equipped with a guide book even if you didn't pay ample attention in fifth grade Social Studies class! But also, come equipped with good walking shoes and patience--the streets of Boston can become very busy during high tourist seasons. Take your time--stop off for a cappucino or cannolli in the North End while walking. Stop for lunch at Fanueil Hall. Or, just stop and gaze at the magic of buildings and churches that are hundreds of years old, reflected in brand new skyscrapers next door.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Followed the Freedom Trail on our own and had a great time!

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Walking around Boston is fun for for all- Everyone like this one

Thank jmk452
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

I didn't want to do it but my boyfriend asked me too and I'm so glad I did! It was an amazing way to see the sights of Boston and it wasn't nearly as far as I thought it would be so it's good even if you aren't fit or it's a miserable day weather-wise like it was for us!

On the way home, we walked a different way and stopped past the Holocaust Memorial, then past the markets for lunch.

3  Thank rebiffer
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Nothing to dislike it was great a usefull trip through the history of the american war of independance

Thank iain s
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