Experience Boston’s Rich History: Travel the Freedom Trail

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, LeTravelista, Portfolio | 0 comments

Experience Boston’s Rich History: Travel the Freedom Trail

Boston, Massachusetts is a city rich in history. From the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution, many of historical events took place in Boston. The Freedom Trail that begins in the Boston Commons and ends at Bunker Hill is the perfect introduction to Boston’s history. Along this two and half mile trail you will see 16 historic sites from the Colonial Revolution including the Old South Meeting House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the Old North Church.

The following is a list suggested ways to enhance your Freedom Trail experience:

Self-Guided Tour

For the traveler who prefers seeing sites on their own, the self-guided tour is the way to go. Pick up a map from one of the nearby hotels such as the W Boston or download the online map. Along the way see sites such as the State House, Granary Burying Ground, and  Paul Revere’s home. Each location has a historical marker with a detailed summary of events that took place. By taking a self-guided tour, you can spend as much or as little time as you want at each historic site.

Mobile Travel Guide

Enhance your self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail through the self-guided mobile app that you can download to your iPhone or Android-based smartphone. This app not only maps out your walk along the Freedom Trail but features detailed descriptions and YouTube videos of all 16 official freedom trail sites. For those wanting a little more, there is the bonus of the unofficial 17th site, the USS Constitution. Additionally details are available for sites where there are admission fees or hours. 

Audio Tour

Download the MP3 audio tour for another excellent way to take an individual tour of the Freedom Trail. For $15, you get three hours of narrative and sound effects to enhance your Freedom Trail experience. Start and stop at any point along the trail and listen to the fascinating details that surround that given site. Whether you choose to walk the trail all at once, or you visit sites sporadically during your visit, this is a fantastic way to enhance your Freedom Trail experience.

Public Tour

There are seven different tour companies that offer guided public tours with only a couple of them offering limited tours year-round. A Visitor’s favorite public tour is the one offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation. Guides dress in costume and are passionate about Boston’s history. Starting in Boston Commons, your guide will take approximately 90 minutes of your time while you visit 11 of this historical sites. Prices start at $14 for Adults, $12 for students/seniors, and $8 for children under 12.  The public walking tour is a great tour for anyone visiting Boston. 

Whether you came to Boston looking to visit historical sites or not, the Freedom Tail is one experience all Boston visitors should have. So spend a couple of hours touring the Freedom Trail, it is an experience you will never forget.

 

Author bio: Carrie Dahle is a multi-talented writer living no place in particular. Why, because she is too busy traveling. Her travels have included bike riding down volcanoes, maneuvering the waves of Hawaii, sailing the seas of the Caribbean, and so much more. While Carrie has spent countless hours in copywriting, and producing website content, she has transformed herself into a fantastic travel writer and is currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author bio: Carrie Dahle is a multi-talented writer living no place in particular. Why, because she is too busy traveling. Her travels have included bike riding down volcanoes, maneuvering the waves of Hawaii, sailing the seas of the Caribbean, and so much more. While Carrie has spent countless hours in copywriting, and producing website content, she has transformed herself into a fantastic travel writer and is currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project

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