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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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  • We spent a (very hot) morning doing this today. We didn't go in all the buildings and I'm not sure we even saw all of them BUT it was a great way to wander the city without the pressure of working out...  more »
  • My family and I walked this Freedom trail on our own. We did not choose the many guided tours because we normally take more time at each place and don't have to rush to keep up with the guide. It woul...  more »
  • I do this walk every time I go to Boston, cold or hot. If you like to walk this is the thing for you specially if you like history. Highly recommended  more »
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  • You can cover all 400 years of Boston's History in just 2.5 miles at anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on your interest at each point! Start from The State House and follow the brick markers all the way into Charlestown! Keep an eye out for green plaques on buildings along your way for fascinating small stories that happened in our around those buildings.
  • 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.
  • Lots of history and plenty to see. America never looked more like America.