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Money-Saving tips for Boston and surroundings

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I am starting a thread to post some of the money-saving tips I have found while living in Boston. I hope other Fodorites will chime in and post their pearls.

I am doing this really for a selfish reason, as I am always looking for fun things to do in and around Boston without breaking the bank. However, I hope this thread will also benefit visitors to Boston and surroundings.

25 Free Things to do in and around Boston, from Boston Globe
http://tinyurl.com/bevksg

Some of the things listed include:
- Coit Observatory, Boston University. Offers free stargazing Wednesdays after 8:30 p.m. throughout the spring and summer
- Arnold Arboretum
- Walking along Newbury Street, North End, Haymarket, Harvard Sq
- Mount Auburn Cemetery

Historic Sites
Freedom Trail - free Self-guided tour
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/visitor.html

Free NPS Ranger guided Freedom Trail tour
http://www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm

Along the route, stop at
Mass State House for free guided tour
http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/massachusettshouse.asp

Bunker Hill Monument and Museum free
http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhm.htm

USS Constitution free guided tours
http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/VisitorInformation.htm

Boston African American National Historic Site - free
http://www.nps.gov/boaf

More to come...

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