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The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. At 50 acres (20 hectares), it is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston’s neighborhoods. The historic park was once a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War.

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Between Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Streets, Boston, 02111
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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2010
Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.35
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.57
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Tour of The Freedom Trail

Tour of The Freedom Trail

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Travel back in time to colonial New England on a 90-minute historic walking tour. With a length of just 1.2-miles, you can enjoy the experience without breaking a sweat. Your costumed and in-character guide gives you an immersive understanding of life during America’s infancy. Hear exclusive stories about the country’s Founding Fathers and discover iconic historical sites. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.35
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit nine of Boston’s top attractions — like the USS Constitution, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Fenway Park, to name a few — on a 1.75-hour loop. Select your pass, then board at any of the nine stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary from a professional tour conductor. Upgrade your experience to include a Boston harbor cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Boston City view Bicycle Tour

Boston City view Bicycle Tour

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Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations to United States history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.50
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$35.50
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Private Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour
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Private Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

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Fans of Boston-based TV shows and movies will love this walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill. Step inside the bar where ‘Cheers’ was made famous and see more than 30 filming locations for popular flicks such as ‘Good Will Hunting.’ A local actor serves as your guide and entertains with fun facts about Boston highlights.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.75
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Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.

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Guided Walking Tour of Boston Freedom Trail.

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Journey back in time to historic Boston in the days of George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and more with our Self-Guided Audio Tour Guided App (iPhone and Android). As you walk along the Freedom Trail, learn about everything from Boston Common to Bunker Hill & everything in between, at your own pace. Within few minutes of your booking, we will send you the App download link and your one time Tour Password.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.29
$6.99
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.35
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Death and Dying Ghost Tour in Boston

Death and Dying Ghost Tour in Boston

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The Death and Dying Ghost Tour is not only the only ghost tour in Boston meant for adults only, it is also the most unique. We use Boston's haunted locations to tell the story of death in colonial America. If you're looking for an amazing, through-provoking Ghost Tour, this is the one you want.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.99
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90-Minute Ghosts of Boston Tour

90-Minute Ghosts of Boston Tour

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Our Ghosts of Boston Tour takes you on a journey to meet the ghosts of Boston, Massachusetts. You'll visit haunted houses, cemeteries where ghosts are seen, and much more on this Ghost Tour The Ghosts of Boston Tour focuses on the Patriots who helped make America the country we are. We'll visit many historic locations which are tied to the founding of America, the Revolutionary War, and more. The Ghosts of Boston Tour puts history front and center - but in an entertaining and engaging way You may have seen some of the locations we visit on this tour on TV shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.99
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Self Guided Tour, Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Audio Tour, Go at your own pace

Self Guided Tour, Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Audio Tour, Go at your own pace

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Discover Boston's Revolutionary history including Old Boston, the North End and Charlestown. (3 tours in 1) - Go anytime, at your own pace and your schedule. -Navigated by the WalknTours app. -Tour never expires - take it anytime, as many times as you like. -Easy to navigate - the arrow in the app points you to the next stop. -Professionally narrated. -1 purchase works on 2 phones 3 Tours in 1 1. The Freedom Trail Part 1 - Revolutionary Boston Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Massacre, Old South, Kings Chapel, Sam Adams Burial, more! ' 2. The Freedom Trail Part 2 - The North End Paul Revere's House, Old North, More! 3. The Freedom Trail Part 3 - Charlestown, Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to The Boston Common Visitors Center. 4. Press start experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.99
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Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.90
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Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Midday)
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Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Midday)

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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a compelling and knowledgeable tour guide! Our midday walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's enduring status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As you travel along the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire. Our 90-minute midday tours begin three times daily (11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm) on Saturdays and all major holidays.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Comfort Hybrid Boston City Bike Rental

Comfort Hybrid Boston City Bike Rental

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Set out for the colonial streets of Boston with this 2-hour or 24-hour bike rental and explore the city’s winding neighborhoods at your own pace. Select among a variety of comfortable hybrid bikes and pedal past the North End, Boston’s picturesque wharfs, historical Fenway Park, the dignified brownstones of Beacon Hill and the downtown public park of Boston Common within minutes.
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  • 1 day
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$34.00
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Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Our Boston Food Tour will take you to the most iconic and delicious spots in Boston all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit of culture, great photos, and a ton of delicious food then this is the tour for you. The day will start with meeting with your friendly local guide. From there your tour will begin as you start your day walking throughout Boston and dining at the most famous and delicious food spots in Boston. This half-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, yummy food and much much more! ==== Full schedule 12:00 PM - Meet your guide at the Aquarium Subway Station 12:10 PM - Enjoy some Boston Clam Chowder near Quincy Market 12:50 PM - Taste a historical favorite and a Samuel Adams beer 1:50 PM - Munch on pizza and beer at the Boston Public Market 2:30 PM - Indulge in a slice of delicious Boston Cream Pie 3:00 PM - Say goodbye to your guide at the Haymarket Subway Station
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$317.67
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$426.67
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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour
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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

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Discover Boston’s fall beauty on this guided, 4-hour, small-group bike tour around the North End of the city. Explore the historic Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline. Visit the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue, the shores of Jamaica Pond, and the popular, winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Also, see the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park; the famous Charles River Esplanade; the Boston Common and Public Garden and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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Self Guided

Self Guided "Historic Boston Freedom Trail" Solo Walking Tour

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Interactive, immersive and on demand experience of the classic Freedom Trail on your phone. High quality narration. 1 purchase works on 4 phones (iOS and Android) Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston covering the classic tour of the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime. -Great bang for your buck.
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  • 30 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.00
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Should I book Boston Common tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boston Common can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Boston Common 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boston Common costs USD 5.00. Guided Boston Common tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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