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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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  • The "trail" of historic Boston, which covers the points and buildings which led to the revolution which led to the removal from the motherland English and training in the United States.
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  • This is an easy to follow trail, seeing some of Boston’s historic sites. It starts at the visitor centre on the Boston Common and is very accessible to all. Definitely a good way of seeing the city (a...  more »
  • We walked the trail in it's entirety. It was a summer weekend and very crowded. We enjoyed the stops along the way. We did not pay to see the attractions, stuck to the free ones. This is an easy way t...  more »
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