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Freedom Trail Tours

#12 of 131 Tours in Boston
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Address: Begin at 148 Tremont St. Office at 99 Chauncy St., #401, Boston, MA 02111
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+1 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The...

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile trail of Boston's most historic sites. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers official tours led by colonial guides who bring history to life! Tour times available at our website!

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When we finally decided to see the Freedom Trail we weren't disappointed. The tour was fun (at times hilarious) and very informative. Isaiah Thomas, our guide, was a talented... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we finally decided to see the Freedom Trail we weren't disappointed. The tour was fun (at times hilarious) and very informative. Isaiah Thomas, our guide, was a talented storyteller, very engaging. Some things to consider: the January cold was a bit challenging, especially as we were outside the whole time (I understand some tours go inside certain buildings). Most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I felt a little hokey going on this tour by myself, but I was in town for business and it was a beautiful day so I decided to go for it. The tour had kids and families, couples, and me. The price was very good and the tour was informative, the guide spectacular. It had been awhile since my American... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour with Elizabeth Oliver and that's when we learned what Boston is really all about! :) Elizabeth was fantastic, telling stories you wouldn't read in a guide book. Despite freezing wind she made the time fly! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour began at noon on 9/26/16 after our ship docked on a glorious Monday. Beginning at Boston Common, our guide, dressed as a revolutionary patriot, guided and instructed us through the streets and historic sites throughout downtown Boston. We visited historic buildings and churches, cemeteries, battle and skirmish sites and important residences that were key components in the struggle... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The freedom Trail led by the most excellent guide Mark Linehan acting as “Thomas Hutchinson III" was one of the best historical tours I've ever taken. At first, I was concerned because our tour group had 40 or more visitors. However, Mark has a wonderful theatrical booming voice that carries to the back of the crowd. He brought amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 9 year old couldn't get enough. It was a great tour. Lydia's energy kept us warm on a cold day and we will recommend the tour with Lydia to anyone visiting Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the walking tour with Nate Fisher "Chevalier de Saint Sauveur". Nate made the history come alive as he led us around the city. He was funny, informative and oozed personality. He kept the full tour group informed and made the tour an experience not just a walk. Cannot recommend the tour more highly. A "must do" when in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elizabeth was well informed and entertaining; however, I do not suggest spending the extra money on this tour as it only includes the history of Christmas and Charles Dickens as opposed to the typical historical information provided on the regular tour. The Boston cream pie at the end with coffee is good, but not worth paying double for less historical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time on the Freedom Trail, all thanks to our fabulous guide Lydia Mulliken (aka Emma). She was super enthusiastic and friendly, and gave us such great insights into the history of Boston and the USA - as an Australian couple, it was all completely new to us, so we felt like we got a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour on the Freedom Trail. Emma Wiegand aka "Lydia Mulliken" was a phenomenal guide. Her knowledge of history and the city were on point. If we're ever in Boston again we will certainly do this again.

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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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