Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Freedom Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Freedom Trail
4.5
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Park St • 3 min walk
  • Boylston • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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728
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larryrneal2016
Warren, PA449 contributions
A great way to take in some awesome history.
Apr 2021
Due to COVID, many places on the Freedom Trail were closed. But, because of COVID, the HOP ON-HOP OFF is not hopping on or off. So the walking trail is a better option.
Written 3 May 2021
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HoosierAmy
Indianapolis, IN23 contributions
A good walk but some of the attractions are closed
Apr 2021
It was great to walk the historic parts of Boston without having to mess with a map. However, be aware that some of the attractions are closed or have limited hours because of the pandemic.
Written 3 May 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,745 contributions
A WALK THROUGH HISTORY
Apr 2021 • Solo
I came here shortly after having had a big meal. I walked the entire trail. Very edifying. And good exercise. The weather was somewhat chilly, which quickened my pace. Many other pedestrians on the trail.
Written 21 April 2021
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Loved it
Apr 2021
It's great to walk on "history" and appreciate all the significant spots along the Freedom Trail. It is also a good opportunity to teach younger children about America and everything it took to have the freedom we enjoy today.
Written 8 April 2021
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Lauren D
Levittown, PA87 contributions
Great walk through History!
Apr 2021 • Friends
We started at the beginning and made it to the end! It hit all of the great historic spots in Boston! I must say you walk a whole lot more than 2.5 miles though!
Written 6 April 2021
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EvelynHamilton_NJ
Hamilton, NJ67 contributions
Walk History
Apr 2021
Unfortunately, many of the buildings were closed due to Covid. However, with a good guidebook we were able to walk the trail and understand the highpoints.
Written 6 April 2021
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Mark Barnes
Indianapolis, IN574 contributions
A MUST FOR A TRIP TO BOSTON
Apr 2021 • Family
I loved walking through history. The trail is very large and I would suggest breaking it up and not doing the whole thing in one day. I would do the duck boat tour or another driving tour to make a real game plan. I loved being a part of history.
Written 5 April 2021
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KimSM
Warwick, NY2 contributions
A must-do!
Apr 2021
The freedom Trail and the Cityview bike tour were the highlights of our trip to Boston. Self-paced, free, and so rich in our country‘s history, and really enjoyable to literally walk the streets our nation’s founders walked, see the places where they worked and lived. We visited while Covid precautions were still in effect, and many of the buildings were closed, and still found it very rich. Surprisingly, the Granary burial ground Was a highlight of the trail for us, as was walking the winding streets through the north end Italian part of town to get to Paul Revere’s house (which actually is open right now). Highly recommended!
Written 5 April 2021
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Brenda B
Fargo, ND11 contributions
A walk through History
Feb 2021 • Couples
The man and I decided to the freedom trail. We bought the walking guide tour book from the gift shop located in the Boston Commons. The Book was great and easy to follow and easy to read. It was so much fun to walk part of history where is all started.
Written 28 March 2021
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carmen52794
Karns, TN966 contributions
Freedom Trail is a must!!!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Area rich with history, you must do this! It’s an easy path marked by red brick that takes you to some great sites that had us googling history again. Bunker Hill is so moving, you can’t help but try to imagine the people building it. I can’t wait to do it again.
Written 15 March 2021
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