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Freedom Trail, Boston

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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  • Really loved having a path to follow and see the landmarks. While it’s just a 2+ mile walk, the zigzagging make it seem longer. We did it in two parts and had a nice sit down near Faneuil Hall. Took.....  more »
  • Loved there there was a literal line to follow the freedom trail. You get to see lots of historic sites and parts of downtown Boston while following the trail. Great for anyone who is interested in...  more »

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