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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7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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
  • Kailey Feuerstein

    2 Jun 2017

    Beautiful Park in Boston! There are great walking paths, swan boat rides, families spending time on the green spaces, people walking their dogs, dogs playing with other dogs, and ducks everywhere! I see people lounging around and playing catch. It's busy on nice days. Plenty of trees for sitting in the shade. The one time I went there in the evening I saw a pretty big rat! Just be aware that they are around if you are not used to that! There are plenty of people performing and asking for money as well.

  • Èric Roca Fernández

    25 May 2017

    Beautiful park in the midst of Boston! Lovely scenery, transmitting calm and promoting relaxation. A nice place to read, talk, or just wander around. Live music adds vibe to the already nice atmosphere. It is also a great place to eat lunch, plenty of sitting space.

  • Jordan Valliere

    17 Jun 2017

    Such a beautiful park for all ages and families. Food and drinks are great. Bathrooms for men and woman. Scenery is perfect. Great place for pictures. Playground is awesome.

  • Oleksiy Pazyuk

    27 Jun 2017

    Great park in the Boston center. A lot of different historical marks as well as places to walk around. Who is first time in Boston it will be a good starting point: Freedom trail is stating here.

  • David Rysin

    21 Jul 2017

    A must-see park for anyone coming in from out of town. Great for ice skating in the winter and trying out the boats in the summer. Also great to bring your dog to!

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