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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 20 August 2016

We loved walking the Freedom Trail. It's a safe way to walk around to all of the historical sights and you can't get lost, because you just follow the brick trail!!

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was pretty easy to follow but Google Maps will get you there quicker at times and away from the crowds. Take a full day of it from the time it opens and follow the trail.

Thank Nullion12
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A wonderful piece of history. Well maintained by the city of Boston for future generations to enjoy it was EXTREMELY hot when we were there but enough restaurants around to sit, cool off & enjoy a beverage.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must do for history enthusiasts. The trail takes you along some of the most historic sites in Boston. The house of Paul Revere, the USS Constitution (which fires a shot everyday at sunset), and to Bunker Hill. As you walk this route...More

Thank Jed S
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Boston has really done the Freedom Trail well. The brick path helps everyone figure out where to go. And the amount of historical landmarks that helped make this country what it is in such a small area is amazing. Wonderful thing!

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The Freedom Trail is the reason we visited Boston. Following a double brick line, covering about 2.5 miles, historic buildings can be seen and historic events can be relived. We didn't take a tour, but I think if I go back, I will do this....More

Thank Vickie D
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We walked the freedom trail on a very hot Boston day, but there are lots of shady seating places and nice stopping off places on route for drinks. The history that you encounter along the way is presented on well laid out boards. The churches...More

Thank YorkCastiger
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We jumped onto the trail a little on further down the line, we started at the Old North Church. It was really a neat walk down the Freedom Trail. There were many stops along the way that had so much historical facts. I learned a...More

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was a nice half-day exploring Boston and learning about its history. The bunker tower was a killer on my legs but worth it for the view

Thank KatBekantan
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Boston was our first stop during our recent East Coast US History tour. We started the trail at Boston Common and were immediately in awe of the beautiful and historical buildings that were around us. We enjoyed each stop along the way, and were grateful...More

Thank musicdebbie
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
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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