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The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.
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Kudos to whomever thought of this idea. No map needed, although it's helpful to have a guidebook of some sort so you know why the places at each stop are significant. You can go as fast or as slow as you want, and can visit...More
Only down side - long-ish for a single day on my old legs. We broke it into two days.
Spectacular locations we learned about in history class. Actually seeing those places makes it real: The site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill,...More
It was brilliant to create this thing in Boston. As soon as you get to the trail you do not need any map whatsoever. Just follow the red brick trail and enjoy. It is like a trip to the wonderful wizard of Oz, but instead...More
We decided to walk the Freedom Trail from our hotel (Marriott Long Wharf). The “official map” was easy to follow and signage was adequate. The Paul Revere garden mall was under construction 🚧 and we were disappointed. It took about 3 hours to walk the...More
The Freedom Trail takes you to a lot of historic places and you can spend all day just doing this trail. The State House is an amazing building and well worth the time to go inside and walk around. Such a variety of buildings on...More
After visiting Walden Pond yesterday, we drove directly west to Mohawk Trail (Route 2 MA) which we read to be a wonderful route in MA to view the foliage. Yet we were a bit disappointed because there wasn't much view along this route except that...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
We took our almost 12 year old grandson on the tour done by the Freedom Trail Foundation - the Walk into History tour (there is a ‘Reverse’ tour that visits the same sites in reverse order, just depends on where it is more... More
We took our almost 12 year old grandson on the tour done by the Freedom Trail Foundation - the Walk into History tour (there is a ‘Reverse’ tour that visits the same sites in reverse order, just depends on where it is more convenient for you to start). He enjoyed the guide being ‘in character’ for most of the tour.
I started at Boston commons. The ‘welcome center’ will try to sell you a map or have you download an app you have to pay for, this isn’t needed unless you want to. Walking the Trail is free and only one or two sites have... More
I started at Boston commons. The ‘welcome center’ will try to sell you a map or have you download an app you have to pay for, this isn’t needed unless you want to. Walking the Trail is free and only one or two sites have guided tours or cost money, everything else is at your own pace and how much you want to read it read descriptive plaques.
There are several free apps for the Freedlm Trail, and the trail is in the concrete with each site marked by a big Freedom Trail Logo. It’s pretty hard to lose your way. There are also plaques explaining each site or stewards willing to answer questions. If people ask for donations they aren’t official (the guy at the cemetery will try to hand you a portfolio with a nice description of the cemetery and notable graves, but he isn’t official.)
There are guided tours but I didn’t do that because I’d rather spend the time I want to at a site to explore or read, or pass on uninteresting locations.