Skip to content
Park

Boston Common

230 locals recommend ·
About this place
Boston Common (also known as "the Common") is a central public park in Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Boston Commons". Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.
Powered by Foursquare

Tips from locals

Tatiana
Tatiana
September 4, 2019
Beautiful during all seasons, specially on Christmas where you can find a Christmas market and also the beautiful Christmas tree
Maverick
Maverick
February 5, 2020
If you're walking through the streets of Beacon Hill or the pathways of the Boston Common, you'll notice a building with a golden dome, made from copper and topped with gold. That's the Massachusetts State House, which has been there since 1798 and houses the state's government. There's plenty of…
Jasmine
Jasmine
October 20, 2019
Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.
Mary Ann
Mary Ann
July 24, 2020
Very nice park to walk specially in the spring season.
Jay
Jay
October 8, 2019
Here the Colonial militia mustered for the Revolution. In 1768, the hated British Redcoats began an eight-year encampment. George Washington, John Adams and General Lafayette came here to celebrate our nation's independence. The 1860s saw Civil War recruitment and anti-slavery meetings. During World…
Ron
Ron
August 7, 2019
Take a right out of the building walk straight down Commonwealth Ave and find Boston Garden and right after Boston Commons Great walk, great place to people watch
Thuy Duong
Thuy Duong
July 12, 2019
For a day stroll and Instagram worthy post
Sergiy
Sergiy
October 30, 2019
beautiful historical park downtown Boston

Things to do nearby

Places to stay nearby

Locals also recommend

Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
  • 255 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the most highly regarded museums in the world, the massive Museum of Fine Arts boasts about half a million objects spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to present-day artwork. The museum officially opened its doors in 1876, with a little over 5,500 objects. What a difference a century-plus makes! It’s best to make a game plan of what you want to see because tackling the museum in a few hours, or even a day, is impossible. Highlights include more than 70 works by John Singleton Copley and major paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. Paintings aren’t your thing? African masks, Native American pottery, mummies, musical instruments, and practically any other media you can think of have a home at the museum. Daily free one-hour guided tours give a good overview.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Fenway Park is home of the Red Sox, one of the oldest baseball teams in Major League Baseball. Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at local, state, and national levels of significance. Great places for food + drink along Beacon Street, Brookline Avenue, Landsdowne Street, and Kenmore Square.”
  • 297 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great museum for kids and adults. Check out the Omni theatre and Planetarium for additional activities. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great historical area to walk around- with many restaurants, shopping, and street performers ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Location
139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Downtown
Phone+1 617-635-4505
Websiteboston.gov
Wi-Fi
Free
Powered by Foursquare