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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. To visit Freedom Trail on your trip to Boston, use our Boston visit planner.
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  • Everyone should walk the Freedom Trail on their visit to Boston. You see so many historical sites, some you will just pass by, while others you can spend some time at. This could take a half day to a....  more
    Everyone should walk the Freedom Trail on their visit to Boston. You see so many historical sites, some you will just pass by, while others you can spend some time at. This could take a half day to a....  more »
  • We only did part of it, next trip will will do more of it. Lots of interesting things to see along the way, Boston is very historical for a young country. 
    We only did part of it, next trip will will do more of it. Lots of interesting things to see along the way, Boston is very historical for a young country.  more »
  • If you go to Boston, you definitely should walk the Freedom Trail! It's an amazing walk along history. You can split it up into different sections, center of Boston, North End and Bunker Hill. We did....  more
    If you go to Boston, you definitely should walk the Freedom Trail! It's an amazing walk along history. You can split it up into different sections, center of Boston, North End and Bunker Hill. We did....  more »

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