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Freedom Trail, Boston
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Weave your way through the city center, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and soak up some of the country’s earliest history on Freedom Trail. The 4 km (2.5 mi) brick-lined trail passes 16 historical city monuments, including museums, churches, and political sites. Begin your walk in the Boston Common, the location of the British forces' encampment during the occupation of 1775-76. Then head to the impressive Massachusetts State House, which was built shortly after the revolution and now houses state government offices. Don’t miss a chance to visit the site of the infamous Boston Massacre, or to tour the oldest house in the city, the home of Paul Revere. While most visitors choose to walk the trail freely, guided tours and audio headsets are available at the tourist center. Arrange your visit to Freedom Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Boston using our Boston travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is an ideal way to visit a city's history. It's marked in red from beginning to end, approximately 2 1/2 miles. You can walk, or take one of the trolleys and jump of at your chosen site. 
  • I read here on Tripadvisor about freetoursbyfoot, looked them up and signed up. It was a wonderful and entertaining experience. Brian was a great tour guide on a cold but Sunny Sunday morning. Greta w...  more »
  • Even though I didn't have much time in Boston, I have to say it is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States for me. The freedom trail for through many areas of downtown me key historical highlights. From bunker hill water is advisable taxi on the way back.
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  • Nice trail. Hard to follow in the dark.
  • Freedom trail walk starts from here. Just follow the bricked line.
  • This is such a cool idea. Self guided walking tour, just follow the red bricks. Goes to all Boston's historical places We did it in about 5 hours.
  • Here is the starting point of the freedom trail Boston, that goes around the city and makes you discover most of the historic places !
  • Lots of history and plenty to see. America never looked more like America.