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City Sights: The Freedom Trail

November 16, 2017

I loved Boston so much that I had to do another photo diary all about it. The New England city is one of the oldest city in the United States. You don’t realize how historic the city really is until you walk around the downtown area. It played such a central role in the American Revolution from the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. Thankfully, you can still relive many of these historic moments thanks to the Freedom Trail.

The Freedom Trail is a historic path that travels through downtown Boston. On the 2.5-mile-long brick trail, you can walk by 16 locations connected to significant moments in U.S. history. It begins at the Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charleston. Anyone can follow the trail to find historic sites that mostly involve suggested donations with stops ranging from graveyards to churches and buildings.

Walking the Freedom Trail is plausible to do in one day, but it might be easier to break it up in parts if you’re a history buff and would like to spend more time at each stop. Along the way, you’ll find yourself catching sites of other parts of Boston including the Boston Harbor and North End, known as Boston’s Little Italy. You can also stop by the many restaurants and bars on the way—eat seafood at Union Oyster House since it is one of the oldest operating restaurants in our country.

Scroll through to see more photos of Boston’s historic sites. Want more? Follow us on Instagram where we’ll be posting more photos of Bean Town. 

The Freedom Trail

What are some historic sites you have seen in the world? Share your favorite places in the comments below.

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Author: Katina Beniaris

Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.

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