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For visitors around the world to the city of Boston, the Boston Freedom Trail is a mecca a great prism into America's Colonial Revolution. The trail includes 16 historic sites where you can see concrete pieces of American history that are still preserved and that help to tell the tale of the Colonial Revolution.
Taking a trek through the Boston Freedom Trail may take you up to three hours to cover so you can gain a richer understanding of the trail and its significance in American history. You can either take a guided tour or you can follow the Freedom Trail on your own. When you do visit on your own, make sure to follow the red brick and the painted line, which connects each of the sites from one to the next and serves as a guide.
The Trail itself flows throughout the heart of the city of Boston, which adds to the fact that the city itself is alive and brimming with history. The Trail spans 2.5 miles between Charlestown, the U.S.S. Constitution, and Boston Common.
Even if you choose to take the tour on your own or with your family, you will not find it difficult to spy the critical spots. All of the sites are well marked with ground markers that summarize the significance of each of the 16 sites. Some of the highlights include the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old South Meeting House.
Having the opportunity to walk independently along the trail gives you the opportunity to pause and reflect at the sites that are the most meaningful to you and your party. Sometimes when you choose a guided tour, you may not be able to visit each site, or you may feel you need to rush to move along with the others in the tour group.
The Freedom Trail was originally conceived by a resident journalist, William Schofield, who thought a walking trail would give visitors from all of the world the opportunity see these historical sites in a contemplative manner.
The Boston Freedom Trail is considered a part of the Boston National Historical Park, which is overseen and maintained by The Freedom Trail Foundation. All of this gives the city residents a chance to feel pride in the history of their city and gives visitors a rich taste of the history of Boston and the nation.