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Boston Common

Tremont St (between Beacon & Charles St)

The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. The park is almost 50 acres in size. Today, Boston Common is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston's neighborhoods. The "Common" has been used for many different purposes throughout its long history. Until 1830, cattle grazed the Common, and until 1817, public hangings took place here. British troops camped on Boston Common prior to the Revolution and left from here to face colonial resistance at Lexington and Concord in April, 1775. Celebrities, including Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Gloria Steinem (advocate of the feminist revolution), have given speeches at the Common.


Simon Lind

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Lovely Green Area for anyone who decides they need a little break from the concrete jungle. Plenty of open space & interesting things to look at, like the beautiful fountain & various statues & monuments. Also right next to the public gardens, which are well maintained & well worth a look around. The Common is a popular spot for joggers, artists, photographers, squirrels, birds & anyone else who likes to relax amongst the greenery!

Sabrina Klonka

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Such a great place for the kids to run around. Their playground is more for bigger kids, like 5 and up but it's surrounded by big trees which is great is the summer hear. My 2 year old had a lot of fun just running around looking at the squirrels and birds. It's a clean park, just wish there wasn't that many homeless people laying around (with their hands in their pants).

Tia Eveleigh

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Such a gorgeous and well used park. Not only a landmark in Massachusetts but I feel locals and tourists alike adore this place. The wildlife surrounding the lake is so inviting and I appreciate how looked after the gardens are. My family live nearby and I am lucky enough to visit when I have the chance.

Caitlin Coughlin

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Beautiful park. Love the swan boats, the carousel, and the Make Way for Ducklings statue. Lots of open areas to run or have a picnic. Vendors sell bottled beverages and Italian ice! Fun place to visit. Great for families. Kid-friendly!

Ashley Stearns

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The Boston Commons is very large. They make great use of the public space. There's a splash pool, playground, lake, etc. Tons of food vendors for Italian ice and funnel cakes. You could walk through the area for a long time as there is a lot of walking paths; however, you could cross through the area quickly is your juat transiting through. Either way, it's scenic and a lovely place to walk.

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