Things to Do In Boston - The Freedom Trail

Boston Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile long red brick marked path through Boston that passes you by 16 different landmarks that are significant to the history of America. This self-guided tour will take approximately 2-3 hours and begins at the Boston Common which happens to be America's oldest Public Park and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument. Guided  educational tours are available on certain days during the year, or if you can download an audio file that will walk you through the tour using your smartphone.

Things to do in Boston - Freedom Trail

Listed are the 16 official tour sights along the red bricked path. Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, The site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, USS Constitution and finally the Bunker Hill Monument. Luckily, all of these sites are preserved which makes Boston unique in the sense that you can learn about the history of these actual sites while walking through a quite modern city.

Things to Do in Boston - Freedom Trail
Things to Do in Boston - Freedom Trail
Things to Do in Boston - Freedom Trail

As mentioned, if you prefer you can also experience the Freedom Trail with a guided tour. These tours run daily at the following times; 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. Your tour guides will take you to 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail sites and will provide you with some history and teaching moments in the process. The Freedom Trail tour guides wear 18th Century themed costumes and make them a perfect addition to your family trip to Boston.

When considering things to do in Boston, check out the Freedom Tour! Always a popular destination for sports fans traveling to Boston for a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, a Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics game at TD Garden !

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