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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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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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Great walking tour

This is a great way to see the historic sights of Boston. Just follow the red -brick road at your own pace. If you do it all, you end up at Bunker Hill. If you like walking and... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a great way to see the historic sights of Boston. Just follow the red -brick road at your own pace. If you do it all, you end up at Bunker Hill. If you like walking and are up to it, this one's a must!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We were only in Boston for 2 days and decided to make the Freedom Trail a priority. We are so glad we did! The trail goes right through the heart of Boston but is clearly marked and easy to follow. Because it goes right through the city, you can create your own detours as things catch your eye and then... More 

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Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Good 2.5 mile walk.Covers a lot of history and the guides r very passionate about their narratives .Must do. Follow the brickline and it leads you right upto the last monument on the beacon hill.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Just follow the red bricks embedded in the sidewalk and you'll walk past many historic sites in downtown Boston. The Commons, the Old North Church, the state house, grave sites of the founding fathers, Paul Revere's house, and many more. Find a map online, or stop at one of the visitor centers to get more info. It's an easy way... More 

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Thank GoAlong2
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely lots of walking over the past couple days, but 100% worth it. Learned a ton about history, especially all of the events leading up to the American Revolution. Recommend it, especially Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great walk through Faneuil Marketplace, Little Italy, with a the option of going inside Paul Revere's house and going across the bridge to view the U.S.S. Constitution. Great walk, however it is not as well maintained as it could be. The information of the various sites along the way is lacking. We learned quite a bit from other tour groups... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We bought the book and followed the red brick path. Our 2 year old grandson traveled along in the stroller. The city was crowded but we were able to follow the path easily. We stopped along the way for ice cream, to rest, to wait out a downpour, but still saw all the sights in the North end. It is... More 

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We saw it without a guide. Easy to do on your own. We'll marked. My daughter just finished studying this history in 5th grade. She loved it.

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We did this tour as it is one of the popular things to do in Boston and I love American History! Some stops you take are Samuel Adams grave, first public school, And many more! The tour guides act like they are from that time period. In this world tour you have to walk about a mile. The tour ends... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is one of the must things to do in Boston. The tour guide made all the different buildings come to life.

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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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