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Cambridge Common
Cambridge Common is a popular green space near Harvard Square where local recreational sports teams play, picnickers gather, and energetic kids run around. On the site where George Washington gathered troops during the Revolutionary War, the park contains historic cannons and plaques that commemorate some of the revolution’s major events.
 
The Basics
Walking tours of Cambridge typically include a stop at Cambridge Common, a 16-acre (6.5-hectare) park that offers open space for play or relaxation. In addition to the site’s Revolutionary War connection, the park contains other items of historical interest, such as a Civil War memorial with an image of Abraham Lincoln and the names of Massachusetts soldiers and a memorial to the mid-19th-century Irish Famine.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cambridge Common makes for a quick but interesting stop for history buffs.
  • The playground at Cambridge Common is suited for children ages 1–10.
  • The park offers benches and tables for enjoying lunch.

How to Get There
Cambridge Common is located near Harvard Square and next to Harvard University, between Waterhouse Street, Garden Street, and Massachusetts Avenue. To get there by subway (known as the T), take the Red Line to the Harvard stop, which is across the street from Harvard Yard and about a 5-minute walk from Cambridge Common.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Cambridge Common is during the warmer months, when you can sit and people watch or enjoy an outdoor picnic. June to October is the most popular time to travel to Cambridge, so expect to encounter more tourists then, but Cambridge Common is generally less crowded than Harvard Yard.

Harvard Square
Harvard Square refers to the neighborhood surrounding Harvard University as well as its popular public square. The “square” is actually a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, just south of Cambridge Common. Revolutionary War enthusiasts should stroll down Brattle Street, which was known as Tory Row for its residents’ sympathies in the war, to see the 1700s-era colonial homes.
Address: Waterhouse St and Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
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Bus & Minivan Tours

American History Bus Tour: Boston to Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Historical Day-Trip from Boston with Private Driver

Tailor your trip to Boston to your interests. Enjoy a private tour through historic Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Your group of friends or family ride in style in your choice of vehicle while absorbing fascinating stories of the American Revolution and the people who shaped the early ideals of the United States.
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Ports of Call Tours

Boston Shore Excursion: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour

While in port in Boston, spend your morning on a guided shore excursion to Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Visit historical sites of the region during this sightseeing tour that includes highlights of the Revolutionary War. Learn about significant American figures such as George Washington, Louisa May Alcott, and Paul Revere from a professional guide. See where the Battle of Lexington was fought and visit Harvard University.
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Tour-in-Four A four hour walking & driving city tour

Priced per GROUP, not per person. This amazing tour is for those who want more than a driving tour but not a ton of walking. (aprox. 90 minute walk)Stroll through the historic North End. Have a snack from a famous North End pastry shop. Go inside the Old North Church and see Paul Revere's house, Explore Copp's Hill Burial Ground and learn about the "Spite House", the "Brink's Job" robbery. and the Great Molasses Flood. Visit the USS Constitution, The oldest commissioned warship and go up Bunker Hill where the first organized battle of the Revolutionary war took place. Learn how the Colonists lost that battle but won at the same time. Ride through Downtown, up Beacon Hill, The Back Bay, Fenway and over to Cambridge to see Harvard & MIT. You will see the entire city in half a day. List of attractions.​Learn all about our history as well as what makes Boston such a great 21st century city.
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