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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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  • Notwithstanding the cold weather the week we were there, we had a very enjoyable Freedom tour trail that started in Boston Common. Our guide was very knowledgeable and in character almost the whole ti...  more »
  • Awesome tour through the Boston history, we did the Freedom Trail with a guide whose nickname was Salem Poor, highly recommended guide, he knows lots of things and he explained them really well and in...  more »
  • Lots to see. We took a "Duck boat tour" which saved lots of walking and saw most of major historical sites and statues. Later we walked to "Cheers TV show bar" and saws lots of pictures of the cast. W...  more »

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