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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of beautiful flowers, statues even entertainment. Quite a large park with old beautiful trees cheers is on otherside of park they have a duck boat ride in pond around the park very affordable attraction.

Thank OnAir583081
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a wander around. The park has fine trees, lakes, benches to sit and relax and, for those history buffs out there, a statue commemorating the discovery of ether as an anaesthetic by a Boston dentist. We found three pleasant police officers who were...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed yesterday

If you love our fluffy tailed friends you are in the right place. Loads of squirrels bound around the grass whilst you wind your way through the very pretty half of the Boston Common area. Peer up at Washington on his horse, admire the pretty...More

Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The manicured garden was pretty even in late September. We saw a white squirrel that was burying a nut.

Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw The Ducklings all in a row, made famous by Robert McCloskey and the statues of the famous people. We enjoyed the flowers and beautiful lawns. We were enchanted with the decorous bridge.

1  Thank Petteri L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Anyone visiting Boston must walk through the wonderful Boston Public Garden. September is a perfect time to go. The weather is still warm, the flowers are at their peak, the kids are back in school and the summer crowds are gone. Winter especially after a...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter your mood, you will feel better with a stroll through the Public Gardens. It is a truly beautiful place.

Thank SnowBirdsNL
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boston Public Garden is exactly that, beautifully kept gardens with statues and a lake with a bridge. Doesnt sound very exciting but it is really nice and picturesque in the middle of the city. The busiest place is the ducklings as everyone wants a picture...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved walking through and seeing all the little munchkins with parents posing with the ducks. Boston is such a wonderful little city.

Thank Yasmin B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful park. Started our stroll when they were setting up for an event so didn't get the full enjoyment of the park, but still enjoyed the peaceful setting.

Thank Doelakelori
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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27 August 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Use the "T" Boston's subway transit system. Maps of the system are available in hotels, etc. The "T" is very user friendly.
27 August 2018|
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Response from craig s | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent about $20 for a family of 6. Terrific way to see the park and some of the turtles!
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31 July 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Bostonians love their pets - don't we all. Keep them on a leash and clean up - always.