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Freedom Trail

139 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 USA

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The Freedom Trail is made up of a good variety of statues, memorials, historic buildings, and graveyards. Lots and lots of graveyards. It covers a lot of different aspects of the story of the American Revolution and really brings a lot of the stuff taught in history class to life. The most impactful stop on the whole route is probably the site of the Boston Massacre, and the most delicious stop is easily Faneuil Hall.

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“Walk through Boston's revolutionary history”

Walk through Boston's revolutionary history on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that takes you to 16 of the city's most important historical sites. Follow in the footsteps of America's founding fathers as you visit the Massachusetts State House, the Old North Church, and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Along the way, learn about the events that shaped the American Revolution and the birth of the United States. The Freedom Trail is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Boston and a chance to connect with the city's rich history.

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 911 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0

Growing up in Boston, every kid did the Freedom Trail at least once with their school or parents. You'll want to plan at least half a day to accomplish the trail. It's 2 and a half miles long and takes about 2-3 hours to walk. Plus, you're definitely going to want to stop at a lot of the historic sites. The Freedom trail is obviously free, and there's plenty of stops along it for food and drinks.

7 people found this review helpful

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Anna Hider

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July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

History nerd that I am, I can't get over how much has happened in such a small area. I love that you can take your time walking it. And if you're into this, then check out the Black Heritage Trail as well! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Heritage_Trail

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Plvogel

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  • 46 Helpful
May 18, 2015
Rated 5.0

Traveling on the Freedom Trail shows you how small historical Boston really was. The trail is free, clearly marked and you can go at your own pace. You can see almost all significant points in a few hours. If you want to nerd out and read every sign and gravestone, and go inside every church the Trail will take a full morning or afternoon.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ChadEisenhart

  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 04, 2014
Rated 5.0

A good way to get out and explore the city. Start at the visitor center and follow the red line or brick. I bought a map and stopped using partway through. You can find more information when you arrive at each location than you do in the small map.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Nate

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  • 35 Helpful
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

We only got 2 miles into the trail before we had to quit for the day. So much history in such a small space. It seemed like we read every plaque and sign in every church, meeting hall, and graveyard. The sites along the trail fomented such curiosity that we frequently googled our phones for even more information.

I took a large stroller along the trail, which was difficult in parts due to the narrow sidewalks. But it is possible; most people were polite and allowed the babies to stroll through.

We even saw some democracy in action with a protest blocking our way along the trail.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Lydia Z

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  • 3 Helpful
September 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

Make sure you wear your comfy shoes, cause you're in for an awesome hike. We grabbed a map while we were in the park and followed that. Just keep an eye out for the groups of people if you get too lost. This hits some amazing historical sites through out Boston. I loved the whole thing, be sure to bring water and maybe a snack or two! Took us about three hours with pictures and stops to admire the views.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KateHambly

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 07, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great historic tour, fantastic guides, and the perfect length. Definitely would recommend.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
bkship

  • 17 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

Do NOT...DO NOT go to the visitor tiny box stand...what a joke. Follow the red line all by yourself...easily marked...unless you are blind...
Historically Architecturally beautiful..

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Natalie Akers

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  • 131 Helpful
September 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

This tour is a staple of a Boston visit. It's definitely a long-haul, but you can curate a tour yourself checking out the ghost sites, etc. Probably the densest area of Early American Historical markers and locations....ever. If you're feeling crazy and of-age you can even "drink" the freedom trail.

1 person found this review helpful

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Ken Valuska

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  • 177 Helpful
August 04, 2014
Rated 5.0

The tour is VERY dense with information but the sites are really unique and bring to life so much of the stories and info you learned about in history class while growing up.

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Freedom Trail

139 Tremont St
Boston, Massachusetts
02111 USA
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