The Boston Common:
Boston, MA

by | Oct 26, 2017 | 0 comments

The 50 acre Boston Common is the oldest park in America, dating back to 1634. The pentagon-shaped park borders on Tremont, Park, Beacon, Charles, and Boylston Streets. The Common has witnessed many events of history and protests throughout the years. The historic 2.5 mile Freedom Trail with many historic sites along the way starts from the Common.

In addition to the large grassy fields found on the Common there are tennis courts, an exciting Tadpole Playground, a carousel  and the Frog Pond in which children can splash in the spray pool. In the winter the Frog Pond becomes a skating rink. Originally, there were three ponds in the common. The Frog Pond is the only one left.

The Common is located just across the street from the more formal Boston Public Gardens and can be enjoyed at the same time.


Posted: October 26, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108


6:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.




Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Lakewood: 4 hours, 50 minutes

Monsey: 3 hours, 40 minutes

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