Boston Common

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

A beautiful spot to walk in all seasons, during the winter, the Frog Pond has a magical skating rink that will delight both young and old. Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler

A green, 50-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Boston, the Common is the oldest park in the United States (first laid out as a pasture for cattle grazing in 1634). Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Nothing is more central to Boston than the Common, the oldest public park in the United States and undoubtedly the largest and most famous of the town commons. Full review →


Frommer's 35

In 1634, when their settlement was just 4 years old, the town fathers paid the Rev. William Blackstone £30 for this property. In 1640 it was set aside as common land. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Boston Common has served many purposes over the years, including as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as green grass for cattle grazing until 1830. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

The Public Garden is quiet and contained, the adjacent Commons is open and bustling. Full review →



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