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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
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Boston, MA 02109
Downtown
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Reviewed today

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

Thank LoriH1296
Reviewed today

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

Thank James D
Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed yesterday

Great historic walk through Boston. Stop and see many historic sites. Well marked and easy to follow. Wear you comfortable shoes.

Thank Mark2015atl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Gmanusm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved following the Freedom Trail - it is such a great way to see Boston and learn about its history! The Trail is well marked and easy walking!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed yesterday

With a good map or guide to Boston you can walk the route on your own as we did. Take your time and pick up the trail on another day if you have to.

Thank Keith J
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ocean3274
Reviewed yesterday

This is a long walk but we did the first part of it on foot, then caught the hop on,hop off, bus to see the rest!

Thank Peemers77
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank adabbler
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dassya722
24 September 2018|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
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
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KarenEph320
21 September 2018|
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Response from FrankJ123 | Reviewed this property |
Just do it yourself, no need to pay anyone!
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BJM64
7 September 2018|
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Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
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
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