Trails, Trails, and More Trails in Boston

Most people are familiar with with the Boston Freedom Trail that starts at the Visitor information center on Boston Common and travels 2.5 miles past 16 indoor and outdoor historical sites. But this is not the only trail in town…

There is a second, less well known, historic walking trail in Boston – the Black Heritage Trail (PDF). This trail starts at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial in Boston Common and and traverses 1.6 miles through Boston’s West End ending at the African Meeting House.

To add to these two trails a third trail is being created, the Boston Trails To Freedom. Tours of this new trail will start at Faneuil Hall and end at the African American Meeting House. Tours will be held on Wednesday’s and Saturdays starting May 30, 2012 and last about an hour.

To learn more about the Boston Trails to Freedom see “Blazing the other freedom trail“, by Linda Matchan, Boston Globe, May 14, 2012.

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