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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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Fantastic Historical Walk

Walked the entire trail starting at Boston Commons which is a beautiful park. There are very interesting stops, old churches, burying grounds, shopping and restaurants. Extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Walked the entire trail starting at Boston Commons which is a beautiful park. There are very interesting stops, old churches, burying grounds, shopping and restaurants. Extremely worthwhile and if you have time do one of the guided tours. We did our own and still learned a lot of forgotten American History. Boston takes great pride in their heritage and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I expected it to be literally a trail. Instead it is like following "the yellow brick road". The street is marked with brick indicating the route to take. Impossible to get lost as long as you stay on the brick. Sights along the way were terrific, and most were free or by donation. Don't forget your military ID as most... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We were a little confused because the freedom trail has bricks you follow around town (it used to be footprints) but once we figured that out, it was easy to walk the freedom trail, we did the majority of it in one morning. You can easily see most of the freedom trail in a day if you don't stop long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We went on the Freedom Trail and saw much of the history of Boston in about 2 1/2 hours. If you are visiting it is worth the walk. Make sure to get a Charlie Card for Mass Transit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

When people ask what I did during my week in Boston, I always lead with the Freedom Trail. It's just such an interesting way to spend a FULL day exploring the city. The idea of simply following a brick path is genius. You don't need a map or GPS or a guidebook. You just follow the "red brick road" literally!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Growing up in the Boston area I have had the opportunity to walk the Freedom Trail many times. Most recently a group of colleagues decided it would be fun while attending a conference in the city. We spent our day after the conference ended walking the trail and visiting various restaurants and pubs that we crossed along the way. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We decided to walk the trail without the tour guide. Be ready to enjoy the experience. We got lost a few times but got back on track easily. The locals in the area were pleasant and helpful. Be forewarned: Have some good walking shoes and water. The Freedom Trail has some great interesting sights and facts along the journey. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My husband, family and I were up in Boston for his graduation and decided to spend a day walking the freedom trial. We stopped by the visitor center before beginning the journey and purchased a guide of the route for $3. This is not a necessary purchase as the path is clear and most information is posted on the historical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We went on the trail with a group tour and it was very interesting and educational. I recommend it because you will find out interesting facts you would not otherwise know.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I walked tree times on this path, and every day it was raining. But even do I have enjoyed. You can see a lot of the harbor and the Aquarium!

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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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