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Freedom Trail

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 7 other guides
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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+1 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour...

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.

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Definitely do if in Boston

This walk is quite pleasant, and not too intensive. It gives you a good flavour of local culture and helps you find your feet in a new city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This walk is quite pleasant, and not too intensive. It gives you a good flavour of local culture and helps you find your feet in a new city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great way to see a whole bunch of Boston! Lots of interesting and historic stops that allow you to glimpse into Boston's past. My only recommendation is to go with a tour/guide. We learned a lot and had a great time, but there is much potential for it to get really in depth and I wish we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked the length of the trail passing the church steeple where the signal went out to Paul Revere and the other riders; ancient grave sites; pubs; squares; and on to Bunker Hill. It was a hot, humid day and my children complained most of the way. But it is one of our most talked about memories as a family.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the whole trail (follow the red bricks) with kids 10 & 7 on an unusually sunny and warm February weekend. With a little guide book in hand was easy to walk the trail and read the history of each building of interest along the way. I thought it was a great way to see Boston for the day and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring a great map and an excellent guidebook -- Allocate enough time to do it right -- or break it up into several days

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was an awesome experience. Lots to see along the way. A must do if you are visiting Boston. Quite a bit of walking and lots of hills. Keep that in mind if you are planning to walk the trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a tour with Prince Hall. Very funny your guide and extremely knowledgeable. This is a must do in Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tour on 2/19/17 and our guide was Mark Linehan, dressed as "Thomas Hutchinson III". The man was outstanding!!! We had roughly 70 people in the group and he managed to keep us all involved, well informed and close together. He was very animated, expressive, at times funny and sarcastic; all while telling us historic facts. Think back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a day touring history on President's Day. Great educational material that provides much insight to our country's past. Worth doing again if you have already done this in the past!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found walking in the footsteps of the early Americans a real thrill. Imagine seeing the places where the Boston Tea Party took place, the amazing Old State House and the scene of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's House then an amazing dinner in the North End. Come on, Boston is one of America's greatest cities - and... More 

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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.
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