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Restrooms scarce on the Freedom Trail

Public restrooms sparse in North End

Tour guide James Miele knows the history of all the North End landmarks on the Freedom Trail: the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. But if Miele’s flock is overhydrated, sometimes what’s more important is that he can find the restrooms.

That knowledge is valuable on a long section of the Freedom Trail that has no free public facilities. After leaving Faneuil Hall for a meandering walk to the USS Constitution in Charlestown, the trail’s 4 million annual visitors are on their own.

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