Boston Common

Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108

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Phone: 617-426-3115

Hours:
Daily sunrise-sunset
Type:
Historic Sites, Parks

10BEST Says

Things to Do with Kids: One of the nation's oldest existing public parks, the Boston Common encompasses nearly 50 acres and was once reserved as pasture land by Puritan settlers. In 1634, the area was also used by the military. Today, the park is a popular destination for recreational athletes, joggers, and protesters eager to dedicate themselves to a cause. Aside from the ability to run around freely, the Boston Common provides a few fun attractions for kids- the Frog Pond, playground and carousel. The Frog Pond is a year round wonder, transforming seasonally for all to enjoy. A wading pool in the summer it magically morphs into a skating rink for the winter months. A place the entire family will enjoy.

Along the Freedom Trail: One of the nation's oldest existing public parks, Boston Common encompasses nearly 50 acres and was once reserved as pasture land by Puritan settlers. In 1634, the area was also used by the military. Today, the park is a popular destination for recreational athletes, joggers, and protesters eager to dedicate themselves to a cause. During winter months, the Frog Pond is a favorite of ice skaters as well.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Things to Do with Kids: "Make the most of the Boston Common by packing a picnic lunch and sprawling on a grassy surface while the kids kick a ball around. Or on a snowy winter day stroll through with hot chocolate and start a snowball fight."

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