Freedom Trail, Boston

Key information: Freedom Trail, Boston

    • Walk from site to historical site through the streets of Boston, a surprisingly charming New England city.
      • Follow the red pavement markings on your own exploration, or embark on a walk guided by Bostonians in full historical costume. The Disney-like feeling of the latter option may not appeal to everyone, although kids are bound to love it.
        • This is a straightforward walk, taking in some of the best Boston has to offer. A great introduction to the city, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors.

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  • Note: Negs: crowds

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  • Length: 4km
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.



The trail runs from the visitor information centre on Boston Common (famous as the location of the British occupying camp in 1775) to the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution, better known as "Old Ironsides". There are sixteen official sites associated with the walk, ranging from churches and burial grounds to the site of the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere's house.

The best source of practical information on the walk is the Freedom Trail Organisation's website; for hundreds of up-to-date reviews of the trail, take a look at TripAdvisor.

The Freedom Trail organization has a route map online, with all the key sites marked.


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