Freedom Trail

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

Freedom Trail
4.5
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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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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
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Bill H
Marlton, NJ37 contributions
May 2022
Take the time to take a walking tour of these historical spots, but make sure you get a good guide, it can amke or break the tour.
Written 23 May 2022
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Molly Macfarlane
London, UK260 contributions
May 2022
We visited the Freedom Trail on on 05/13, and really enjoyed ourselves. This was on our first day in Boston and was a perfect way to discover the entire city at once.

Our tour guide ("John Hancock") was incredibly entertaining and in character, yet knew astounding amounts about the city's history. This tour was probably our favorite part of the entire trip. It was meant to be 1.5 hours but ended up running over (not an issue but just plan for extra time in case of this).

Cannot recommend enough!! Everyone sign up for this now!!
Written 21 May 2022
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Linda B
48 contributions
May 2022
Be prepared to walk 2.5 miles. So take breaks get a pastry, lunch and just enjoy the whole day following the red brick road d.Wear comfortable shoes and bring a coat or jacket temperatures fluctuates. Boston is so much history to explore.
Written 21 May 2022
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Kathy P
Canton, GA77 contributions
May 2022
Be sure to take the time to walk the Freedom Trail while in Boston. There is so much history here and the Freedom Trail lays it all out for you to see and experience.
Written 20 May 2022
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Pyronole
14 contributions
May 2022
We booked a tour through thefreedomtrail.org and had Jeremiah Poope as our guide - he was GREAT! A lot of fun, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 18 May 2022
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Roselle, IL123 contributions
Apr 2022
We walked the trail on our own, it's very easy to follow. There are some sights along the trail that require fees. This is a nice way to spend an afternoon in Boston.
Written 17 May 2022
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Jack L
East Syracuse, NY768 contributions
Sep 2021
The Trail is 2.5 mils on a red-brick walkway that starts from the Boston Visitor Center- 139 Tremont Street, located at the Boston Common- and concludes at the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard. If walking the nearest parking would be the Boston Common Garage off Charles Street South. The Boston Common Visitor Center is where tickets can be purchased or online.

The 16 sites are:
1. Boston Common.
2. Massachusetts State House.
3. Paerh Street Church.
4. Granary Burying Ground.
5. King's Chapel.
6. Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School.
7. Old Corner Bookstore.
8. Old South Meeting House.
9. Old Statue House.
10. Site ofThe Boston Massacre.
11. Faneui Hall.
12. Paul Revere House.
1.3. Old North House.
14. Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
15. Bunker Hill Monument.
16. USS Constitution.

The Trail was not on my list to visit, howevr I did have four sites listed before learning about the Trail, which were : Boston Common, Granary Burying Ground-less than 100 yards from rach other-Old North Church and the USS Constitution, however my visit was on a Monday, the day the Constitution is closed, just a few photos from a distance, NO onboard tours.

I read that the Trail will last up to two hours. I would suggest wearing a comfortable pair of shoes.

Since I visited only four sites, I can't recommend the complete Trail, as many sites just didn't interest me, yet I would recommend a complete a visit for a person who has the time.
Written 17 May 2022
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DJH35
Jacksonville, FL168 contributions
May 2022
The trail was 2.7 miles. We got to cover a lot of historical sites in one walking trail. Old State House and Old South Meeting House are a combined ticket and also free to military. Enjoyed Paul Revere's house (included on Go City pass) and the Old North Church ($5 entrance fee). Be sure to see the Granary Cemetery with Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock buried there.
Written 15 May 2022
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ekelleman88
Hammond, IN144 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Everyone should walk the Freedom Trail on their visit to Boston. You see so many historical sites, some you will just pass by, while others you can spend some time at. This could take a half day to a full day depending on how interested you are about history. There are plenty of places to stop and eat along the way. And it's easy to follow with the red brick path going through the city.
Written 6 May 2022
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ansophia
Saranac Lake, NY153 contributions
May 2022
We only did part of it, next trip will will do more of it. Lots of interesting things to see along the way, Boston is very historical for a young country.
Written 4 May 2022
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