Boston Common

This is an official site on the Freedom Trail. The Common is America’s oldest public park, dating to the 1630s, and a pastoral retreat in the heart of downtown Boston. The nearly 50-acre green is punctuated with monuments and walkways and in the center, the famous Frog Pond. Changing with the seasons, Frog Pond is a spray pool with a kid-size carousel in summer, an ice-skating rink in winter, a reflecting pool in spring and fall—and always one of the coolest spots for enjoying a time out.


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Hours may vary or change.

Nearest Transit

Tremont St. @ Avery St. (0.16 mi)
Green Red
Park St. Station (0.18 mi)
Chinatown Station (0.25 mi)


4.6 312 Google Reviews
  • Zach Badamo

    23 May 2018

    Everything you could want in a park! Plenty of grassy seating areas to tan or to have a picnic in the shade. Great for morning walkers/joggers but high traffic in the afternoon and early evening would make it difficult. Tons of historic statutes surround the park. Take some time and visit this beautiful getaway in the heart of Boston.

  • T Budz

    18 May 2018

    What more can you ask for with a huge park, lots of space and plenty of places to sit, walk and have fun. Tons of events throughout the year. Cops are always patrolling so you can feel safe but there are plenty of spaces to feel privacy. The lawns are well taken care of, there is art, fountains, and a gazebo just to mention a few visuals. There is always tons of different types of groups of people, from rich to poor. You can stretch out and enjoy the sun or take a stroll from downtown to the gardens. The frog pond, playground, the walkways are all at your leisure and disposal. You have the freedom to skip, jump, play or sit, think and meditate. Boston Common is a great place to people watch or just focus on yourself. A place truly for everyone and anyone.

  • Thomas Boutilier

    10 May 2018

    Boston Common what can I say it is an amazing park, with so much to and a giant parking garage underneath. Lots of food options nearby, movie theater right arts and entertainment district one block away. Fantastic cigar shop right there.Edgar Allen Poe statue right across the street swan boats in the Garden. It is a great place for your Boston adventure to start, end or all on its own.

  • Francis Duffy

    19 May 2018

    For the price it should be much better.... It's trendy so culinary standards have been lowered..... You will do much better taking a short walk to the North End for genuine Italian excellence and old world ambience

  • Don Saarela

    25 May 2018

    Every year seeing all those Memorial flags for all the veterans who perished in war from Massachusetts reminds me of the great sacrifices that these brave soles made and others to come for our rights for freedom. This seems to be a never ending battle for all countries around the world. We the people are not perfect, but this sight and sacrifice is trying to make the world s better place for all. What this represents to you, these people gave you the choice, with their lives.

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