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  • Address: Between Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Streets, Boston 02111, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Boston Common Tours

The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. At 50 acres/20 hectares, the Common is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston’s neighborhoods.

The Common has served many purposes over the years, including as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War. Today, though, the Common serves picnickers, sunbathers, and people watches. In winter, the Frog Pond attracts ice-skaters, while summer draws theater lovers for Shakespeare on the Common.

Spend a day wandering freely in the Common. Walking paths crisscross its green, which is dotted with such monuments and memorials as the Boston Massacre Monument, the Great Elm Site, and the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial. Nearby sites include the Central Burying Ground and the Boston Athenaeum.

Practical Info

Boston Common is on the south end of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The MBTA subway, or the T, services the area with a number of stations, enabling you to visit a variety of nearby sites. An on-site information kiosk is a great source of information and maps. Throughout the year, especially in summer, the Common hosts a number of activities, from free concerts to political rallies to seasonal festivities.

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour, Boston, null
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Travel through Downtown Boston on the popular Freedom Trail, featuring many of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston, Boston, Walking Tours
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Dive into early American history and architecture as you explore the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. On a 70-minute walking tour, stroll down the cobbled ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Tour the Boston Common and Beacon Hill areas and visit more than 30 movie locations on this captivating movie and TV walking tour! This tour is a must for film ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce, Boston, Movie & TV Tours
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $900.00
Full-Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge

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Explore Boston and Cambridge on this guided, full-day motorcoach tour around Beantown. Highlights of this day-long tour include visits to Harvard, one of the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $54.00
New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide, New York City, City Tours
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New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide

Boston, además de ser la ciudad más grande del estado de Massachusetts y su capital, es una de las ciudades más antiguas de EE.UU. Es ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour, Boston, Day Trips
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1052 Reviews

Discover Boston at your leisure with a one or two-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.95
Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise, Boston, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

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Ride through the streets of Boston and take in the highlights with a convenient and easy hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Discover why this city is called the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.00
Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour, Boston, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.40
Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York, New York City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 184 Reviews

See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00

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