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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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Full of history

A great historical walk. Easy to follow and navigate and many places to eat and stop for a drink. Many opportunities for pictures as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A great historical walk. Easy to follow and navigate and many places to eat and stop for a drink. Many opportunities for pictures as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

It was a very nice tour and very easy to follow the trail. There were some amazing historical sights to see. It was fun, but would be quite a walk for young children (probably too long for those under 10 or so).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

A great way to see the city by foot; just follow the red line on the ground. see some good historic places! tired stop and grab a drink or a bite somewhere along the way

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Fun,but not well marked.didnt get to see it all. Gorgeous buildings. Loved the city. Lots of old buildings mixed with new...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience to be in the area where many historic events occurred in our country. I walked the complete trail over a 2 day period. I finally got the fact that the trail was not just the route that Paul Revere rode, when got to the bridge that went across the Charles river and it took me... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A definite must. Our tour guide, Prudence Howe, made history come alive for us. We are locals who have been avoiding the Freedom Trail for decades now. We learned alot, enjoyed ourselves, and highly recommend. The march up to the state house could be tough for some, but it is downhill from there. Small children and mobility impaired might have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Great on a sunny day - for all ages to get a feel for \Boston's place in US and global History. Flat and easy.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The tour guides are very animated and have great insight on the history of the surrounding Boston area. The tour is not that long, but it may take 30-45 minutes, perhaps a little more. It's quite uncomfortable when going in the cold, though, so I wouldn't really recommend it if the weather is terrible/freezing. If you're interested in history and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

My daughter is in High School and for Spring break wanted to go see Hamilton in New York. I agreed with the caveat that we go to Boston for a few days as well. She's a history nut and I thought she'd enjoy what the City has to offer. When we arrived the first thing we did was the Freedom... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Amazing! That's the best word to describe this place. I came walking from Boston Common and started walking here. There are a lot of attractions and stores near here, so there's fun for every kind of people. You can find Quincy Market and Cheers Bar here. If you are in Boston, this is a must see place.

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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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