One Block on the Freedom Trail that Feels Authentic The Freedom Trail winds through some seriously modern landscapes. Often you find yourself surrounded by looming gray office buildings. The scale is all wrong, which kind of ruins the historical mood. But there are a few blocks that feel real: where the buildings shrink to old-school human scale, the streets get cobble-stoney, the windows get smaller, and the sidewalks are lumpy. Marshall Street is one of these streets.