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The Freedom Trail Foundation
The Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation

9.2126 reviews
Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Guided Tour
Ranked #7 in Boston things to do
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44 School St #250, Boston, MA 02111
617-357-8300
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/
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Freedom Trail is a indoor/outdoor historical extravaganza, a 2.5 mile ribbon of red paint linking 16 historical sites. All you need is a map and a pair of comfortable shoes and you can trace the ... Read more
events that shook Boston and lead up to the Revolutionary War. The National Park Service offers excellent 90-minute guided tours starting at the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center. If you don't want to take a tour or want to do your own you can pick up maps and information here. Stops include the Old State House, Kings Chapel and burial ground, Faneuil Hall the Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the Copp's Hill Burial Ground. At the end of the trail in Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution await you. Informative and fun!

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts

Welcome to the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. We are located minutes away from the last stop on the trail - #16 Bunker Hill Monument!

Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.
The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a daily schedule of public walking tours featuring several sites along the Freedom Trail.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Great to walk on a nice spring or summer day! Learn lots about everything that happened around Boston. You also get to see alot of sights.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Great way to see the most significant historic sites in the Boston area. Strap on your walking shoes!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

I loved walking this trail! Bring your tennis shoes! I completed it day one but I got to see so much of what Boston is about!

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Houston, Texas, USA

The Freedom Trail was an fun way to get to know Boston. We didn't get need a guide and stopped along the way for lunch.

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West Covina

Cool trail to walk and check out, you see a lot, just follow the red line!!!

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African-American Patriots
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Jacksonville

The Freedom Trail had so many amazing places to stop at. It was also a great way to not get lost.

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A great historical experience as Boston is a small enough city to walk in a day.

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Berlin, Germany

I really wondered whether to spring for the formal tour or just do the Freedom Trail myself and I was so thankful I went for the tour. The docent was excellent, super knowledgeable, flexible, funny and dramatic. She also interwove contemporary political situations in with the past to show how somethings have changed dramatically (or not at all).
Although we didn't go to all the sites on the Freedom Trail the ones we did go to were ones I would not have valued unless I had someone who could explain the significance of the site to me. I found it a truly fascinating 90 minutes and wish it could have gone on longer.
Highly recommend!

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Duluth

Cool tour packed with soooo much history that you didn't know. It's crazy how knowledgable these tour guides are. They take you on a 90 minute guided tour and for $15 you can't go wrong. Plus if you had any questions they knew the answers.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Freedom trail is a nice walking tour of the historic Boston sights. It's quick and to the point. Not much time for looking around, we revisited some of the places we were more interested in. Our guide was great.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The Freedom Trail is a great way to stretch your legs and learn a bit about U.S. History in the process. Move like Dorothy and follow the brick path linking historical sites throughout Boston. The area by Paul Revere's House leads you past some great restaurants, bars, bakeries and churches too.

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College Park, Maryland, USA

If you are an American history buff, you will really enjoy walking along the Freedom Trail in Boston. It takes you through all the famous spots that signify the American Revolution.

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Local from Revere

The Freedom Trail is an absolutely amazing way to see all parts of Boston and the rich history within. I'd recommend it to families and people who love the outdoors/history, whether you live here or not.

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Merrick, New York State, USA

It was great to get out and about ... To see some of the very historic sites of the beginning of Americas fight for independence... One thing though... The success of this tour depends on your guide ... Our guide added his OPINION at times which was fine ... But had me saying "that's not true"

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Austin

Crowded but it seemed like there was a lot of activities and food available throughout the trail.

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Local from Malden, Massachusetts

This walk includes some of Boston's most famous and historic monuments. An excellent way to see Boston.

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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.

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Sydney, Australia

Really interesting if you enjoy reading, otherwise you'll probably just get lost with it all.
For someone like myself who hasn't studied in depth the history of the United States, it can be overwhelming just trying to comprehend even something such as the age of the architecture and monuments/sights (coming from a much younger country) which I think makes it so fascinating! Doesn't take too long but you can enjoy all the shops and cafes around the CBD landmarks to make a day it.

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