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Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-357-8300
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I throughly enjoyed this enriching walk through history. Being able to not only sightsee some of the great landmarks where American history began, but to be able to hear the amazing back stories behind the sites was very exciting. We were blessed...More

Thank hannahschilling
Reviewed yesterday

We started at the Boston Common park which is very close to a T stop. Don't be fooled into thinking you must purchase the Freedom Trail map in the Boston Common Visitor Center. There were two free maps of downtown Boston available in the Visitor...More

Thank clairehs1974
Reviewed yesterday

First, my wife and I would recommend starting at one end, preferably the Bunker Hill Monument. If you want to climb to the top, it is less crowded and not as hot in the morning as in the afternoon. Highlights of the Freedom Trail for...More

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved seeing the history of American Democracy and Colonial Life. Each building on the Trail has a unique take on what took place during our beginning as a Nation.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second time coming to Boston and walking the freedom trail, and again I was still very entertained. Not only is it a great way to learn cool things about our countries past, it is also a great way to see the city...More

Thank Gianna P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't miss our history. This is one of the few cities that embraces and protects our legacy. Walk the trail walk in history do not miss

Thank Mike A
Reviewed yesterday

Lasts about 2 hours but the walk is not long at all. Each stop is within short distance from each other. Guides are excellent.

Thank purplechicken
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to avoid paying for a map at the tourist Center PDF versions can be found easily on line.

Thank WilliNZ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must do in Boston. Boston is history , really old history. It mixes the new with the old. It's a long walk but there's plenty nice stops along the way.

Thank tojulianna
Reviewed yesterday

Freedom trail is a must! Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere and the like. See and hear the beginnings of the United States.

Thank cryn672016
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
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Anne T
3 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on their interests in history but if they get board you can do some retail therapy at Quincy's market or lunch at the many small Italian restaurants near John R's house We are from Scotland so just loved... More
Kaitlyn C
29 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck419 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the start, you have the original Cheers (formerly the Bull & Finch), across the street from the Public Garden. You have to go off the trail for a little bit, but not much. That would be a fun place to start. You... More
Mark M
14 June 2017|
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Response from crazy4azmegan | Reviewed this property |
Adams National Historical Park, home of the second and sixth presidents, is 10 miles south in Quincy. And Minute Man National Park, the sight of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, is 20 miles west in Lexington and... More