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Encyclopedia > Freedom Trail

Boston's Freedom Trail is a red (mostly brick) path through downtown Boston which leads to sixteen significant historical sites. It is a 2.5 mile walk from the Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown and is popular with tourists. Part of the Freedom Trail overlaps with the much longer Boston Harbor Walk. The Freedom Trail is a unit of Boston National Historical Park. Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... View of the Water Celebration, on Boston Common, October 25th 1848 Boston Common is Boston, Massachusetts most famous public park and the oldest city park in the United States. ... Bunker Hill Monument. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... Discover the revolutionary generation of Bostonians who blazed a trail from colonialism to independence. ...


The Sixteen Official Freedom Trail sites:

  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 site of the first public school
  8. Old Corner Bookstore
  9. Old South Meeting House
  10. Old State House
  11. Site of the Boston Massacre
  12. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  13. Paul Revere House
  14. Old North Church
  15. USS Constitution
  16. Battle of Bunker Hill Monument
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The Freedom Trail Foundation has added two further sites since its inception. The Black Heritage Trail crosses the Freedom Trail between Massachusetts State House and Park Street Church. Copp's Hill burying ground comes immediately after Old North Church. View of the Water Celebration, on Boston Common, October 25th 1848 Boston Common is Boston, Massachusetts most famous public park and the oldest city park in the United States. ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Government of Massachusetts | Freedom Trail | U.S. state capitols ... The Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts is a historic stop on the Freedom Trail. ... Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts is the citys third oldest cemetery. ... Kings Chapel, Boston, with One Boston Place in the background The original Kings Chapel in Boston, Massachusetts was a wooden church built in 1688. ... Kings Chapel, Boston, with One Boston Place in the background The original Kings Chapel in Boston, Massachusetts was a wooden church built in 1688. ... Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1777 For the former mayor of Nepean, see Ben Franklin (politician) Dr. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, statesman, scientist, librarian, diplomat and inventor. ... The term public school has different meanings: In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as... The Old South Meeting House with 33 Arch Street in the background Bostons Old South Meeting House gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. ... Old State House, circa July 2003. ... Engraving by Paul Revere The Boston massacre was an event that occurred on Monday, March 5, 1770 that helped spark the American Revolution. ... Faneuil Hall, east side Quincy Market Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and Government Center in Boston, Massachusetts has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. ... Quincy Market is a historic building and shopping center in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Paul Revere House, street view. ... Image of the North End, Boston neighborhood. ... The USS Constitution, known as Old Ironsides is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. ... Bunker Hill was a battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place on June 17, 1775 during the Siege of Boston. ... Bunker Hill Monument. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Black Heritage Trail is path in Boston, Massachusetts, winding through the Beacon Hill neighborhood and sites important in American black history. ... Copps Hill is the second oldest burial ground of the city of Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1659 (the oldest is the burial ground at Kings Chapel). ...


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