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Seaport Hotel benefits
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • 3 Restaurants and Bars
  • One of Boston's Best Gyms
  • Free Bicycles to Explore
  • Free Electric Car Charging
  • MBTA "T" stop on campus
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Boston Common, Massachusetts

Boston Common - America's Oldest Park

The oldest public park in America, dating back to 1684, Boston Common echoes 350 years of extraordinary history and continues to play a key role in the Boston community. From Colonial times to present day, this central public park in downtown Boston has witnessed sermons, executions and celebrations, while playing host to famous speeches by George Washington, Pope John Paul II and Martin Luther King Jr. Located just minutes from the Seaport Hotel, Boston Common is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, community events, concerts, softball games, and ice skating on Frog Pond.

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Hours

  • Daily, 5 a.m. to 11 p. m. Please check their website for extended, seasonal hours.
 

Prices

  • Free
 

Events

  • Out of the Park
  • Japan Festival Boston
  • Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting
  • NYE Fireworks
 
 

Activities

  • Concerts
  • Softball
  • Ice skating
  • Picnics
  • Sightseeing
  • Public Readings
 

FAQs

  • How big is Boston Common? 

    Spanning 50 acres, Boston Common is part of the Emerald Necklace, a chain of interconnected parks and parkways throughout many Boston neighborhoods. Boston Common is at the southern end of Boston's Freedom Trail, and features softball fields, historic monuments, public art, tennis courts, an ice skating pond and green space for recreation.
  • Who has given  speeches at Boston Common?

    Boston Common has played host to a number of celebrated speakers, including Pope John Paul II, Martin Luther King Jr. and Gloria Steinem, advocate of the feminist revolution. It is also the site of the largest Judy Garland concert, which included over 100,000 fans.
 

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