Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Freedom Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Freedom Trail
4.5
About
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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2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
How to get there
  • Park St • 3 min walk
  • Boylston • 4 min walk
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Marcia G
Jersey City, NJ1 contribution
Great experience
Jul 2021 • Family
The Dinner train and the guided tour of Marta Vinyard. The tour guide was knowledgeable of the island
Written 26 July 2021
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Jimwillett
Plainfield, IL73 contributions
Summer vacation
Jul 2021
If you follow this trail it will bring you by all of the historic site and some not historic sites that you will enjoy. The trail is easily marked and you will have no trouble following it. The only thing that could be improved with it is that your loop around and go back the way you came with part of it.
Written 25 July 2021
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TravelB
Texas351 contributions
A MUST!
Jul 2021 • Family
You can’t come to Boston without walking the Freedom Trail at least once! We considered joining a guided group but decided to to the walk on our own. We purchased a great walking guide book from the visitors center at the edge of Boston Common. This is the beginning of the trail. By doing this we were able to go at our leisure and go in and out of the stops along the trail. So much history here. Do it!
Written 24 July 2021
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Jennifer L
1 contribution
Exceptional Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Jeremiah Poope, was highly engaging and deeply knowledgeable. It was like taking a walk with a storyteller friend (someone who knows the little-known stories). Very people-centered with time for photographs and Q & A. Highly recommend!
Written 24 July 2021
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B7983SDjulieh
Kingsley, PA54 contributions
History abounds
Jul 2021 • Family
This was super fun! History, culture, exercise and tons of unique things. My kids range from 15-9. Plan an entire day for this so you can really soak it in and enjoy the vendors and history at each stop.
Written 23 July 2021
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DrCLG
Indianapolis, IN164 contributions
Have to walk the Freedom Trail!
Jul 2021
Mandatory to walk the Freedom Trail when you visit Boston and easy to find if you stay at the Club Quarters hotel at 161 Devonshire St.
Written 21 July 2021
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Scopazzi
Los Gatos, CA11 contributions
Don’t miss this tour!
Jul 2021 • Family
Great tour on a balmy day. Jeremiah Poope was a great tour guide. Kept us laughing and gave us a lot of historical info as well. Definitely get your money’s worth!
Written 20 July 2021
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adventoring
Omaha, NE15 contributions
History at every turn
Jul 2021
Any Patriotic American will enjoy the Freedom Trail. It's an easy walk and includes sites that tell the story of the Revolution. Go inside the Old North Church and the South Meeting House to be transported back in time. If you are in Boston more than one day, spread the walk over a couple of days to allow time to read the exhibits and enjoy the bars and restaurants in the area.
Written 19 July 2021
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nolechik
Tallahassee, FL8 contributions
History is easy walking
Jul 2021
If you want to hit all the historic sites, this is a must do. Just follow the red line (bricks) and you'll see all the famous sites!
Written 19 July 2021
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Jayncordero
14 contributions
Nice afternoon walk
Apr 2021
It was a nice afternoon walk with my wife, not too many people. Great history for the whole family. Trial very clean and is paved.
Written 18 July 2021
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