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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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  • As a history buff, I throughly enjoyed walking Boston's Freedom Trail! From the beginning in Boston Common all the way to Bunker Hill! I recommend grabbing a FT booklet to help explain each stop! It w...  more »
  • Walk the Freedom Trail is having a live history lesson covering the places where the facts studied in books. Sensational, especially if you have an excellent guide, both in book and in person. Bon voyage through history.
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  • Just follow the red brick path. The red brick path is a GREAT way to see Boston without really getting lost. We choose to start the path at Bunker Hill. We really had an awesome time exploring the cit...  more »

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