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“Good way to see Boston”
Review of Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour with Driver
Ranked #3 of 389 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.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Good way to see Boston”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Freedom Trail brings you to most of the must see places in Boston and is an easy walk around the city. We didn't bother paying for the tour or guide - iPad does the same thing!

Visited June 2013
Thank Thora M
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“See It All By Following The Red-Brick Road!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Start at the visitors center actually in the park, not the Tourist Information store on the street. That's a tourist rip-off place--not the official visitors center. Walk out the door of the visitor's center and step on the red line and follow it to everything touristy there is to see in Boston. The school groups jam things up at some places but they drop away after the old North Church. Buy the $3 map at the visitors center so you'll have a description of what you're seeing. There's an entrance fee at just about every site. Never got lost, never felt unsafe. It's a "must do"!

Visited June 2013
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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“Good insight into the "birth"of america”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This walk marked by a broad red line along its length takes longer than you think to complete because of the interesting points to see en route so allow a good day to do it, it will be worth it, afraid we did not have the energy for the 294 steps at the Bunker Hill memorial!

Visited June 2013
Thank Michael W
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Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada
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“We had a lot fun!!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Love the idea of following a red line. no need for a guide. It was a great walk! + it made me fall in love with Boston. I'd move there tomorrow if I had the opportunity!!

Visited July 2012
Thank JessKim
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“With Iphone, free app (not sure about other cell phones)”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just want to share some helpful tips posted by others when I researched doing this on my own versus taking a tour. If you have an iphone, there is a free app developed by Boston National Historical park and you can do the tour on your own, which has an option for Sites, Tours (including Freedom Trail), and Maps. For some of the sites, there is an option to listen about the site. My family prefers "solo and economical traveling" rather than group tours so this was a great option for us. Depending on the weather, the trail can be fun (we did part of the trail in 90 degree heat and so we decided to only see a few attractions). Also, at Fanueil Hall, there is another free option which I did not take advantage of but posted by several here - the park ranger service tour.

Also, sometimes you can find a discount on tours using LivingSocial or Groupon.

Visited June 2013
Thank 4NY2VA
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