Freedom Trail

Medalion brick trailWith so much history, Boston's Freedom Trail is the place to start. Leading you over two and a half miles and 16 historic landmarks, the Freedom Trail escorts you through the most historically significant sites in the nation. On this trek you will learn about the brave people who shaped the nation while also discovering the rich Revolutionary history. As the foundation likes to say, "every step tells a story" on the Freedom Trail!

Although the Freedom Trail Foundation offers tours, for a price, the actual trail itself is free. You can follow the red brick line and see all 16 historic sites along the trail. Start at the Boston Common and see attractions like the Granary Burying Ground, the Massachusetts State House, and King's Chapel. Each stop has its own historical plaque of information but if you desire more history, guide books, brochures, and audio tours are available for purchase and/or download.

Make sure you stop at the Faneuil Hall and Marketplace for lunch. Tour the historic landmark, stop in at the Cheers pub and restaurant - fashioned after the famous show, watch street performers, and get a little shopping in before you finish up touring. You also won't want to miss out on Paul Revere's House or the Old North Church where two lanterns were hung to indicate the British were coming by sea.

The Freedom Trail is perhaps Boston's most visited attraction and is at once educational and perfect for sightseeing as you travel through the most historic districts of the city.