Think back over 200 years to colonial Boston and the fight for Independence, and the Freedom Trail is one of the first places that comes to mind because there are over 16 famous and extremely noteworthy historic sites that were important during the American revolution. This trail is a red brick walk winding through the downtown area; basically a two and a half mile walk between Bunker Hill and the Boston Commons. It was originally envisioned by William Schofield in 1951 when he began to notice the quantity of important landmarks in this area. By 1953, the Freedom Trail was opened.

The Freedom Trail has so many places to see and so much to do, the only way to cover it all is to take a trip there, but some noteworthy sites include:

• Paul Revere's Home – one of the most famous of the American Patriots

• Old North Church – the site where Paul Revere illuminated the arrival of the British, signaling the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" announcement.

• Boston's Faneuil Hall – an amazing marketplace and a famous meeting place since 1742.

• Boston Common – one of the oldest parks dating back to 1634.

• Bunker Hill – the monument built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill

• King's Chapel – originally founded in 1686 by Sir Edmund Andros

• USS Constitution – the three-masted frigate and one of the original naval vessels.

Take a walk down the Freedom Trail for the most famous Boston sites.