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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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  • If you don’t mind walking some (and yes it was COLD), and taking your time exploring, do the Freedom Trail. Easy to guide yourself, and learn some amazing US history along the way.  more »
  • This was a fun walk. We followed the route. Stopped at Mike's Pastry on the way (highly recommend if you have a sweet tooth). We spent about 4 hours overall. Got a close look at so many historical...  more »

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