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“Superb for a U.S. History Lesson”
Review of Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail
Ranked #2 of 362 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

For a self-guided and very informative history lesson on the early days of the United States, it does not get better than the Freedom Trail in Boston. People of all ages (and children from about the age of 5+) should enjoy this trail and the sights along the way.

You will learn a ton, and walk in the footsteps of the founding of our nation. This is a "MUST-DO" in Boston!

Thank sailaway094890
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I only had time to walk from the beginning to Quincy Market, which took around 2 hours and covered the first 11 sights. I stopped to tour the Old South Meeting Place along the way, which was fascinating. I had a detailed guide which gave details of each sight and is really a must have.

It is easy to follow the trail and each sight is well marked. I love history and this tour really fueled my interests! Don't be worried if you don't have a professional tour guide; a brochure with important historical details is all that is needed!

Choose a nice day, wear comfortable walking shoes and enjoy all the history the Freedom Trail has to offer!

1  Thank ONskigirl
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Walked the trail with wife our two kids 4 and 5. It was a very nice walk for all of us with the musicians and street performers along the way which helped entertain the kids and the old state house had some kid friendly things. Overall we would have gotten more out of it without the kids because we would have spent more time at the sites without spending so much time entertaining them. Don't get me wrong though it was still very nice.

1  Thank zipty22
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My review is more about how to tackle the freedom trail. I suggest a two day approach. Day 1 10am go over to Long Wharf right behind the Marriott Long Wharf! And take the MBTA water shuttle over to the Charlestown navy yard. It's only $3 for adults and you get a quick view of the harbor. You dock right next to the USS Constitution. Visit the museum and store and then get in line for the tour of the ship.. Take the guided tour as that gets you access to both levels of the ship, the self guided tour only allows access to the deck. Next head over to the Bunker Hill Monument. Park Rangers are present and can answer all you questions about the monument. It's 294 steps up so only do it if you are in good shape! Next head over to the north end and have lunch. After lunch visit the old north church and wait for the lecture regarding the church. Next visit the the statue of Paul Revere and his house. Finally head over to Faneuil Hall and end your day here.

Day two as others have done and if it's your first time take a guided tour from Faneuil Hall to the Boston Commons.

Good walking shoes/sneakers are a must. Carry some water, snacks and a good camera or smart phone for pictures and you are all set! It's a great way to see the city and learn a lot about it and our country!

7  Thank MrRichard2010
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We used trip advisor's guided city tour of the freedom trail and it was great. I was the tour guide for my kids and wife. The trail is both history and a great chance to really get a feel for the city. Note that the old bookstore in the trip advisor guided map is now a chain restaraunt. Oh well. This is the best way ti get your first day in Boston going!

Thank Jim B
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