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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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Must see in Boston!

Absolute must see/do in Boston! So much history and interesting tidbits along the way! Stop in Charlestown or North End for food!

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Kelowna, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolute must see/do in Boston! So much history and interesting tidbits along the way! Stop in Charlestown or North End for food!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked the majority of this path. It brought us to many fantastic points in the city and gave nice direction to our wanderings. :) ...just follow the red brick road! (Paul Revere's path is easy to spot - - either painted or laid in actual red brick!)

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The freedom trail is a nice way to walk the city and see many historical sites. The only issue is, once you get to a site to go inside you have to pay. I used the app, Field-trip.. it was amazing and gave you lots of wonderful historical information as we walked the trail.

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South Jordan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of a group of 12 who visited. Even without much prior planning, knowledge, and preparation our group found the sites, the walk, and the experience to be well worth the time. Free is always good. We started the walk around 11 and finished around 3 but had a lengthy lunch at Quincy Market along the way. We managed to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to walk th Trail ourselves, with the help of a printed guide. As non Americans, we found it so interesting and moving to learn more about the revolution, in the locations where it all began. The brick markers in the pavement are a great help with keeping on the right track, and at the end we took the... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on this guided tour since it was included on our Go Boston card. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We took the 1.5 hour tour which was included with our card. You can also add another 1.5 hours after a break. The only complaint we would have is that the group was very large. We saw other much smaller... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the only touristy thing that you can do here in Boston. Do not skip this. visit the Boston Commons but it's nothing special.

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Howe, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guides were great! They had a great sense of humor and really knew their history. The tour was easy to follow and covered many aspects of Boston.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An eclectic mix, Freedom Trail is a curate's egg. Some good spots (Boston Common, markets) and some normal ones!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I purchased admission to the Freedom Trail Walk into History Tour with my go city card. The trail is pretty easy to follow though so doing a self-guided tour is definitely possible.

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Staying in Downtown

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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.
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