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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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  • Nice way to travel the city although I imagine there would be more interest from history buffs. Liked the markets that we get to visit along the trail 
  • This is a great way to discover all the many areas of the history of this great city, via one easy path to follow. 
  • The freedom trail a perfect walk to get a good picture of the history of boston. With the red stripe on the pavement is the route perfectly. Do!
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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.