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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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  • It was a nice trail, with lots of stops on the way. We explored different museums, architecture and we explored the lovely food at Quincey Hall. It was great walking along the bridge and we stopped... 
    It was a nice trail, with lots of stops on the way. We explored different museums, architecture and we explored the lovely food at Quincey Hall. It was great walking along the bridge and we stopped...  more »
  • Walked all the way from Copley Plaza to the Paul Revere House in the North End. Walked the Freedom Trail along the way. Good signage. Interesting facts, and a neat way to be reminded of the... 
    Walked all the way from Copley Plaza to the Paul Revere House in the North End. Walked the Freedom Trail along the way. Good signage. Interesting facts, and a neat way to be reminded of the...  more »
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  • The Freedom Trail is only 2.5 mlles long but we spent all day walking around and still didn’t see everything. There is so much interesting History to see and read. I would recommend spending a FULL day to see everything The trail has 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds from Boston Common in downtown Boston through the North End to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Stops along the trail include simple explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate. While most of the sites are free or suggest donations, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House charge admission.
  • A fantastic thing to do if you’re in Boston! It was awesome to get to walk through all the major parts of Boston and see all the best sights. Absolutely recommend, especially if you like history and architecture!

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