Freedom Trail is a three-mile ribbon of red paint that links 16 historical sites. Most visitors start the trail at the Boston ... More
Freedom Trail is a three-mile ribbon of red paint that links 16 historical sites. Most visitors start the trail at the Boston Common . The National Park Service offers 90-minute guided tours starting at the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center. Maps are also available here. Stops include the Old State House , Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church . You can also discover 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.
We loved being able to walk and explore at our own pace. It didn't cost very much-buy the informational booklet and a ticket that gets you into all 3 museums along the way-and you're on your way! It's easy to follow with the clearly marked path, and the stops along the way are memorable and worth the trek around the city. You'll want to wear your walking shoes and bring quarters for parking! It's worth every minute and every penny!
i flew to boston in october with a friend for the day. we decided to take the guided freedom trail tour...our guide was not only very knowledgeable on the history of boston, but he was also a quite hilarious guy who claimed his name was jeremiah poope. he made the tour complete...well worth the price we paid & we learned quite a bit in the 90 min tour.
We spent almost the entire day walking the Freedom Trail. Got to see all the historic sites in Boston (you can't get lost). Buy the map at the beginning $2. Very inexpensive most places are free or very cheap to see.
Bring your walking shoes!
The trail is a great way to spend a full day in historic Boston. If you like Pubs, Food, History and a fun filled day, you are in luck. This trail has it all.
Lots of chains have popped up on this historic trail that diminish some of the character and independent feel that make it kind of tacky at times. The good thing is the chains are stopped from their usual obnoxious signs. (Example) McDonalds hugh golden arches and are forced to use toned down signs
I live in the 'burbs of Boston. In elementary school we are always taken to either the specific sites on the freedom trail or to walk different portions of it. I have great memories running up and down the steps of the Bunker Hill monument as a kid, and the awe of seeing "Old Ironsides" in the harbor. Nowadays I go into Boston every other week or so for something, and it always seems like my favorite places to go have that neat little red line painted on the sidewalk. Although I have never actually walked the whole thing in a day - I have been to almost every business and attraction on it's way. Not only is it a great way to see history come alive, but It's a great way to see the locals version of Boston!
Well worth the walk. Gives you a chance to see all of Boston, not just what you see from a car window. You get to mingle with the locals, most are very nice. Boston is a very clean city. The walk allows you to see what a big city can do ,when they want to.
I loved the fact that the tour was self paced. We were with our 2 kids and never once did we feel pressured or rushed. I loved the different historical sites. The only thing i was dissappointed about is that when you check online, it tells you that the tour starts at 2 pm. They dont tell you that either you can do the self guidd tour or the one with a guide. That really messed up our plans to do other things, because we thought we had to be there by 2 to take the tour. But other than that, we had a great time.
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