Boston's most cherished landmark—the site of the city's greatest dramas and worst defeats—isn't Bunker Hill or the Tea Party ship, but old Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox (Just ask any die-hard Bostonian). Built in 1912, it is the oldest and most historic ballpark, making it a favorite among sports enthusiasts and Red Sox fans, as well as history- and architecture-buffs from around the world. A uniquely shaped playing field and a towering left field wall known as the Green Monster give the iconic ballpark its charm, challenging the regular course of play and adding excitement to every game, no matter who you cheer for.
If you can't catch tickets to a game, the next best way to experience the ballpark is by taking a walking tour through its hallowed grounds, during which you can sit inside the press box, visit the Red Sox Hall of Fame, or even take in magnificent views atop the Roof Deck overlooking right field.
Boston Red Sox baseball games are held from April to September. Tickets are hard to come by—you may only be able to find single seats and obstructed-view tickets if you don't plan ahead, although some first-come, first-serve, standing-room-only tickets are sold on game day at the Gate C ticket windows.
Fenway Park is located just south of Kenmore Square, on Landsdowne Street. It is easily accessible via the MBTA subway, or the T. Tours are available seven days a week year-round, from 9am to 5pm or until three hours before game time from April through October, and from 10am to 5pm from November through March. Public tours depart on the hour, every hour. On game days, the last tour departs three hours before the start of the game.
Adult admission costs $20, and admission for children ages 3–12 years costs $14. Tours are available in English, Spanish, Japanese, and sign language with advance notice. All tours are handicap accessible. Nearby attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, MassArt, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.