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Boston Town Crier

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Address: 139 Tremont St, Visitors Information Center, Boston, MA 02111-1318
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+1 617-794-7512
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Freedom Trail walking tour with guide in period dress. Lasts 90-minutes,...

Freedom Trail walking tour with guide in period dress. Lasts 90-minutes, and covers 1st mile of the Freedom Trail, which is 2.5mi in entirety. The most entertaining & informative 90-minutes you will spend in Boston, a highlight of many tourists' trip here!

Best way to see the Freedom Trail!

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I wanted to do the Freedom Trail but I had planned to just use my phone to get information while walking around. When I got to the visitors center they were just about to start a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Sharai K
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Merced, California

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I wanted to do the Freedom Trail but I had planned to just use my phone to get information while walking around. When I got to the visitors center they were just about to start a tour so I paid the $14 and decided to do it. I'm so glad I did because it was really fun and I learned... More 

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I truly enjoyed the Freedom Trail tour with Mrs. Silence Dogood at Boston Town Crier Tours. It was both informational and entertaining. Mrs. Dogood was very passionate about our nation's history and was extremely knowledge. I'd recommend this tour for any visitor to Boston.

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Red Oak, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I took this tour on Sep. 14 2016. Our guide Roseli Weiss was fantastic. I am a history major but she had much greater depth of knowledge about the area and history than I did as she was fortunate to grow up there. We had a great time on the tour and would recommend it to everyone.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was just what we needed for a first time in 15 year return to Boston. I was there when I was 13, took my boys back around the same age and now back with grandsons. Wanted them to see and hear the basic history of Boston. We met at the Visitor Center on the Commons ( bathroom there) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You meet at the visitor center in Boston Common, and that is exactly where the tour begins. Its about a 90 minute tour, but it goes really quickly, since the guide stops often at various spots, and gives you loads of information that you probably don't already know!

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Linlithgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went on this walking tour last month as a way of understanding some of the history and seeing the key sights. It's not a long walk and very good value. Really interesting information provided with a bit of theatre and humour by our Crier.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed with the city of Boston especially with Miss Silence.It was definitely a learning experience for me and having someone so knowledgable with the Revoluntionary War.It made me feel like part of history because she explained the significance of the 11 historical sites.You can't go to Boston and not be part of this outstanding tour!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic tour! My husband and I love historical tours and this was one of the best. We knew a lot about the history of the Revolution but we learned so much more on this tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to be heard over the sounds of Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Took my 18 year old and my 9 year old boys to Boston for a Red Sox game and figured we'd get a history lesson in too. I booked my tour online for 1230pm on a Tuesday afternoon. For $14 each for my oldest and I and $8 for my younger guy it was a bargain. Our tour guide was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My sons (ages 17 & 13) and I were in Boston for a few days a couple of weeks ago to visit Boston University. I had always wanted to take a tour of the Freedom Trail, so we decided to fit it in while we were there. Our tour was led by "Mrs. Silence Dogood", and went from Boston Common... More 

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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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