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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Well worth doing, particularly if you stop at the Warren Tavern on the way back. Best to buy a ticket from the visitors centre (at the start of the walk) to get into a few of the attractions.

Thank colintyler02
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Not only to you get a good slice of American history, you also get a good chance to see parts of the city.

Thank James F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Well though out trail taking in many of the notable historic places. We used the published guide which took in Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's house and Old North Church as well as the Old State House.

Thank polydactyl66
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I got confused and instead of going to the trail that is advertised for free (only at 10,30 in the morning), I went at 14h and I paid a lot of money. The guide spent a lot of time at the cemetery and didn't finish...More

Thank jlrbBarcelona_Spain
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great walk to so many locations that we all learned about in history class. Seems unreal they are all located the same city. I felt so connected to history as I walked the entire trail from beginning to end. If you start at Boston Commons...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very easy to follow, fun and informative, although we sometimes missed a stop or two on the way (the bookstore for instance). It is also very varied (Boston Common, old churches, state house, little Italy, Bunker hill, harbor...) and we got free brochures about the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Walking the entire Freedom trail takes some endurance and time. It is best done in two days. There are so many historical places that are an important backdrop to who we are. Our ancestors placed their personal safety at risk for a principal, and not...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We loved walking through Boston and just following the line and finding things of significance. Definitely will do this again

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The Freedom Trail is a great way to get an overview about the city in 2-4 hours. The red line was always easy to follow and especially the way back from Charlestown to Long Wharf by ferry provides a good view at the skyline. It's...More

Thank txde
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you ever travel to Boston, Freedom Trail is one of the site can't pass. The trail seen to be missed at certain point while continue walking thru the historic site.

Thank Ray Z
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
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Anne T
3 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on their interests in history but if they get board you can do some retail therapy at Quincy's market or lunch at the many small Italian restaurants near John R's house We are from Scotland so just loved... More
Kaitlyn C
29 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck419 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the start, you have the original Cheers (formerly the Bull & Finch), across the street from the Public Garden. You have to go off the trail for a little bit, but not much. That would be a fun place to start. You... More
Mark M
14 June 2017|
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Response from crazy4azmegan | Reviewed this property |
Adams National Historical Park, home of the second and sixth presidents, is 10 miles south in Quincy. And Minute Man National Park, the sight of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, is 20 miles west in Lexington and... More