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Freedom Trail
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
Ranked #3 of 411 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 October 21, 2013 via mobile

We so enjoyed our freedom trail experience. We started at Boston common and we bought a map. My 7 and 10 year olds followed it and eyes and ears were open for learning the history. The history along the trail is truly amazing and a must do if you are in the area.

Thank craig t
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Walked part of the Freedom Trail with a historical reenactment tour guide provided by the Freedom Trail Foundation - and ours was a Loyalist. What fun to hear about the British side of the story - but not biased. Very knowledgeable and humourous. Was very involved with the group and encouraged questions. The Freedom Trail is a must do for anyone interested in the American Revolution. As very novice historians, we were very interested in the intricacies of Samuel Adams' and John Hancock's early involvement.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great way to learn about Boston and it's place in U.S. history. There are many ways to tour the freedom trail, however, I suggest the free tours that leave from the National Park Service office at Faniuel Hall. We did one tour in the morning, went for lunch and then did the other tour in the afternoon. There's also a phone app. that you can down load to help guide you along the trail, if you chose to do it on your own. Most sites are free with the exception of the Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere House and Old State House. You can purchase a discounted ticket that covers all 3 of those sites at any of those locations or at the National park Service office. The tickets can be used any time.

1  Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Downtown Boston is best enjoyed by foot, and the Freedom Trail is the best path to follow. Just follow the red lined path,passing many historic buildings and sites. Stop at what peaks your interest and stay as long as you like, no rules , just go at your own pace. Some of the stops have their own admission fees (Paul Revere's House, Old South Meeting House, Old State House), but most are free. There are guided tours available ,which I am sure are very good, but if you prefer to do things on own your terms , like me, this self guided tour is perfect for you. I chose to split my tour into 2 days. First starting in the middle of the trail at the Old State House, which also doubles as a T station, and head NE along the trail eventually ending at the USS Constitution. The next visit began at the the same T station , following the line in the opposite direction and ending at the Boston Common. Lots of eateries and stores along the way, but you will need Starbucks and McDonald's for restrooms.

TIP- You will need to show valid ID and go through security check( like the airport) before entering the USS Constitution. Also ,take the harbor ferry for your return to downtown. About $3. Nice short cruise through Boston Harbor ends at Long Wharf, near the Aquarium.

2  Thank Rockinahawdplayse
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I completely enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail in Boston. I simply cannot believe how many wonderful historic sites are so easily accessible. Wear good walking shoes, bring a camera and enjoy! I felt very comfortable, even walking by myself. There was a lot of other foot traffic along the trail, day and night.

Thank TheBackyardTourist
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