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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 an international visitor without an intimate knowledge of American history and only a passing memory of the Boston tea-party, the ride of Paul Revere and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this was still a...  more »
  • For 12 bucks you will get almost two hours of historical catch up really worthwhile and a must for the trail itself is interesting but if you come from Europe is something stick old in America reasonably young for us
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