Wishlisted by Cheryl Ng
So green. So big. So much history!! So relaxing and happy.
Park · Al Fresco · Fun for All Ages · Heavy Walking · Local Experience · Long-standing Classics · Ultimate Tourist · Budget · Local Treasure · Quintessential · Famous · Historical · Big Family · Big Groups · For Two · Handicap-Friendly · Pet-Friendly · Small Groups · Solo · Teenage Fun · Young Family · Timeless Classics
Open today: 07:00-21:00
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139 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 years ago
Begin your tour into American History at the Boston Common, the first stop on The Freedom Trail. Established in 1634, it is the oldest public park in the country. The park morphed from a community space for grazing livestock (and public hangings) to a political platform. After the Seven Year War, the British Empire was burdened with a debt of the war they just won. They imposed the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, taxing sugar and all paper goods, respectively. It was the start of resistance as locals opposed the Stamp Act and was repealed. Colonists brought their celebration to the Boston Common then, and again at the end of the Revolutionary War. Ever since, it has opened up the field for protest. Martin Luther King Jr. brought the civil rights movement on its manicured lawns. Later on, voices echoed into the boundless skies against American involvement in the Vietnam War. These days, picnics and buskers are all you’ll see and the Boston Common is where to be to witness local life in full.
3 days ago
A worth it trail for a breathtaking scenery!
23 days ago
Lovely park for a walk or to read a book. Also has a mini-lake for your toy sailboat. My favourite place as a child and adult.
a month ago
Your kids will love meeting the icons of classic Hong Kong Ani-Com characters at Ani-Com Park. The characters are set up all over the park in silly poses that show what it’s really like to be a Hong Konger. Watch as animation melds with reality and your kids get to meet their heroes! The best part is: entry to the park is free!
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