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Follow the thread of history on the Freedom Trail

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Ingenious markings on the ground allow one to find Boston's most emblematic monuments, intrinsically linked to the history of an entire country.

No city's history is more entwined with that of the United States than Boston. To comprehend this better, follow the Freedom Trail across the city. This four-kilometre trail begins at Boston Common, the oldest park in the United States, home of the Massachusetts State House, where Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Then it's on to Park Street Church, where the first speech in favour of the abolition of slavery was made; the Old South Meeting House, the 18th-century church where the Boston Tea Party started; the Old State House Museum, the oldest building in Boston; and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, famous for its food stalls. A lobster roll later, proceed to Bunker Hill and its obelisk commemorating the eponymous battle. The USS Constitution concludes this pilgrimage. Please note that until 2018 only the museum is accessible, as the famous frigate is being restored.

Freedom Trail
Boston Common
139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

www.thefreedomtrail.org

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