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

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Boston Common

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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One Hour Boston Segway Tour, Boston, null
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One Hour Boston Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Segway tours are the best way to explore the city of Boston! This one hour tour will lead you to some of Boston's most prominent sights and landmarks.

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

From USD $60.00
Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston, Boston, Segway Tours
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

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

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

From USD $15.00
Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

Start with Downtown landmarks on the Freedom Trail and admire the beauty of Copley Square on this 2-hour walking tour. as you make your way through Boston ...  Read more

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

From USD $25.00
Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston, Boston, Walking Tours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Discover Boston the way you want to on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Customize your itinerary with your guide to ensure you see all of the highlights on ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour, Boston, Custom Private Tours
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Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

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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
Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Personal Photographer, Boston, Movie & TV Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Personal Photographer

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Enjoy a historic walking tour of Boston while making memories that will last forever through moments captured by your personal photographer. Historic ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00
Full Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge, Boston, Photography Tours
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Full Day City Tour of Boston and Cambridge

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Enjoy a full day in Boston and Cambridge! Highlights of the full day tour include visits to Harvard and MIT, the Massachusetts State House and Trinity Church, ...  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

Tour from New York to Boston with a Spanish guide. Visit one of the oldest cities in the US and admire magnificent architecture and learn about USA history.  ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.00
Boston Duck Tour, Boston, Day Trips
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Boston Duck Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2502 Reviews

Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.79
Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York, New York City, Duck Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 894 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 $169.00

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