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Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

The 90-minute tours start Feb. 2

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    Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours
    David L Ryan, The Boston Globe via Getty Images
    Cliff Odle, OF Pawtucket, R.I. who plays "Barzillai Lew," a cooper, musician and colonial militiaman gives a tour of Beacon Hill to Hamish Hawk, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Black History month is celebrated as the costumed guide leads a Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour. The tour starts from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center and winds its way through Boston Common, Beacon Hill and Downtown Crossing, and ends at Faneuil Hall.

    The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month.

    The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston.

    The tours that start February 2 are led by guides in 18th-century costume and provide the opportunity to view history through the eyes of Revolutionary era figures including Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall and Peter Salem.

    Visitors learn about the sacrifices the patriots made, the battles they fought, and the legacies they left behind.

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    The 90-minute tours zig-zag through the Freedom Trail, the 2-mile red brick path that leads to 16 nationally significant historic sites.

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