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Freedom Trail, Boston

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Do the hop on and off bus if you are with kids. Otherwise walk the trail! Love Boston and all the people in it! There is a line marking the trail in the concrete. We had a grand time trying to keep ou...  more »
  • Enjoyed walking the trail and seeing all the stops along the way. Unbelievable places to see US history.  more »
  • I believe it's a must visit activity to pay a tribute to the American history. If you are planning to get on board of USS Constitution pay attention to the hours of operation as they are different fro...  more »
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  • Walk, don't ride the bus. Even though the weather was in the 30s and breezy, walking the Trail gives one the opportunity to experience Boston and to get visceral feeling for the place. It also let's you enjoy the architecture and make sudden stops for tasty treats! The history in Boston is omnipresent, which is lovely; the Trail lets you get the high points in focus and provides a context for just walking around and soaking it in.
  • Awesome place. Historic and scenic. I loved the vibe of the places and the places that the trail took me to. You can also book a guide or be part of a guided group, which is a lot more fun.
  • A very nice American History tour. The host Isiah Thomas is well informed and entertaining.
  • Walk, explore and make it a memorable trip...super crowded place on the weekends...enjoyed every bit of it.
  • Amazing. Join one of the guided tours to learn all about the Freedom Trail.