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  • Address: Boston, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a great way to explore Boston’s most popular sites. The 2 ½-mile/4-km trail itself links a number of historic sites, many associated with colonial United States history. The route is marked with a line of red paint or red brick on the sidewalk; markers identify stops and plaques point the way from one sight to the next.

The Freedom Trail starts on the Boston Common and visits sights on Beacon Hill, in Downtown, near the Waterfront, and in the North End, before crossing the bridge and ending in Charlestown. As such, it provides an introduction to some of Boston’s distinct neighborhoods, as well as its rich history.

Along the way, you’ll see the King’s Chapel, Old City Hall, and the Old Corner Bookstore. You’ll visit Faneuil Hall, which is a choice spot to stop for a lunch from the food court in Quincy Market. More sites include Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (with its grand views across the river to Charlestown) and the USS Constitution Museum, home of the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Once you reach Charlestown, grab a bite to eat and relax in one of the neighborhood’s trendy or traditional eateries.

Practical Info

Walking the entire Freedom Trail can take anywhere from one hour to one day, depending if you stop at museums or for lunch along the way. The stops along the Freedom Trail are easily accessible by public transportation, including the MBTA subway, or the T.

Keep in mind, however, that the trail is a suggested route, which means you can choose where you want to start and end, and even choose which sites you want to visit.

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One Hour Boston Segway Tour, Boston, null
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One Hour Boston Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Segway tours are the best way to explore the city of Boston! This one hour tour will lead you to some of Boston's most prominent sights and landmarks.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston, Boston, Segway Tours
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

Dive into early American history as you explore the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston. On a 70-minute walking tour, stroll down the cobbled streets, admire the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

Start with Downtown landmarks on the Freedom Trail and admire the beauty of Copley Square on this 2-hour walking tour. as you make your way through Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston, Boston, Walking Tours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Discover Boston the way you want to on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Customize your itinerary with your guide to ensure you see all of the highlights on ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $250.00
PhotoWalks Freedom Trail Tour, Boston, Custom Private Tours
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PhotoWalks Freedom Trail Tour

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A PhotoWalks tour experience will teach you how to see creatively and take amazing pictures in less than 2 hours. And, there's plenty of fascinating historical ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Photography Tours
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this 2-hour walking tour. Start at Back Bay and make your way up to Beacon Hill. Then, go through downtown on the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Freedom Trail running tour is the active way to tour historic Boston! This unique, guided run will show you Boston's most famous historical sites in an ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide, New York City, Running Tours
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New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide

Tour from New York to Boston with a Spanish guide. Visit one of the oldest cities in the US and admire magnificent architecture and learn about USA history.  ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York, New York City, Day Trips
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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 1894 Reviews

See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Guided Bike Tour of Boston, Boston, Day Trips
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Guided Bike Tour of Boston

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Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2.5-hrs to 3-hrs

From USD $58.00

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