01 Jul

The Freedom Trail

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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. You can pick up a map at the visitor center located in the Boston Common or pay for a walking tour for 12$.  To buy tickets online click this link: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/book-tour/

The official sites are:

  1. Boston Common
  2. Massachusetts State House
  3. Park Street Church
  4. Granary Burying Ground
  5. King’s Chapel
  6. King’s Chapel Burying Ground
  7. Benjamin Franklin statue and former site of Boston Latin School
  8. Old Corner Bookstore
  9. Old South Meeting House
  10. Old State House
  11. Site of the Boston Massacre
  12. Faneuil Hall
  13. Paul Revere House
  14. Old North Church
  15. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  16. USS Constitution
  17. Bunker Hill Monument

 

Click the links which will take you to the Wikipedia page for each site.  This trail will take you about half a day if you stop and look at all the sites.  I recommend eating lunch while near Boston Common at Sam LaGrassa’s which has the “World’s Best Sandwiches”.