Boston is one of the most historically significant cities in theUnited States. While in town for the cable Show 2012, you can experience a rich and varied history through world renowned landmarks on Boston’s Freedom Trail, one of America’s first walking tours. The Freedom Trail takes visitors through 16 famous sites and 250 years over the course of 2.5 miles along a red brick walking trail. Over the course of an afternoon, amateur historians can soak in the birth of a nation and the sites of some of the most notable events in the American Revolution.
From Boston Common, the first park in the country, to Paul Revere’s house; the Freedom Trail sets the scene for some of the most important events in colonial Boston. Other sites include The Old State House, from whose balcony the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in 1776, and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.