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Freedom Trail Tours

#11 of 130 Tours in Boston
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Address: Begin at 148 Tremont St. Office at 99 Chauncy St., #401, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: +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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A great way to learn about the Freedom Trail

I found this tour last minute and am very glad I did.I really, really, really could not speak more highly of our historically-garbed tour guide, Lydia Mullikan. She was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Myranda B
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this tour last minute and am very glad I did.I really, really, really could not speak more highly of our historically-garbed tour guide, Lydia Mullikan. She was knowledgable but also enthusiastic even in weather that had her poor fingers turning red with cold, and really funny. Her tea puns were also top notch, though I'll let other visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was about 45 degrees when we took this tour and, although it was a brilliantly sunny day, much of it was in the shade. We were pretty warmly dressed but still froze! Our tour guide rather improbably claimed his name was Jeremiah Poope. Whether or not he was spinning a yarn was not clear, but what was clear was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely informative and engaging tour. Our guide Mrs Dawes (Emily) was very knowledgeable, professional and fun. She appealed to all members of our family (age range 18-60) and had great puns. A tour we will remember.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was wonderful. The guide, Elizabeth Oliver, was excellent. A real actor with wide knowledge. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mel Barret is incredible. She brought life to the tour, the city and the history. She makes our day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may be the best guided tour I have ever taken! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and relatable! She entertained and informed all ages. She was a wealth of information! The presentation was incredible!!! There is no way to have this much knowledge without a guide!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Freedom Trail with Ben Soloway as Dr Matthew Byles. It was thoroughly enjoyable and his knowledge and superb ability to communicate that knowledge was immensely educational

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour lasted over an hour and half and while the guide gave their interpretation of events and history I found it a tour which really needed more walking and less standing around. Been on many city walking tours and this one was a bit of a let down.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starts from the visitor center in the park, 15$. Approx hour and a half walk on which you get a chance to see some of the most important monuments, historic spots in town. I had the chance to get Dr Mather Byles (aka Ben) as a guide. Knowledgeable, great sense of humor, plays his role to the perfection ! On... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 15 mins before one of the tours and they told us that it was packed and we would have to go on the next one (wait 30-45 mins). Not a problem, we understand that. When it was time for our tour, we had double the amount of people in the one we could not go on. The... More 

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