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Boston Public Garden

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Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...
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.
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Nice park with shaded benches and labeled trees. People walk dogs. Children run. There are swan boats powered by staff on pedals over a shallow duck pond. Cost was $3.25 per... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Perryville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice park with shaded benches and labeled trees. People walk dogs. Children run. There are swan boats powered by staff on pedals over a shallow duck pond. Cost was $3.25 per adult. Lines can be long but were short when we were there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Last week my family and I enjoyed a lovely late afternoon at the Boston Public Garden. The weather was perfect and people were clearly enjoying simply strolling about. While the Public Garden is lovely just about anytime, it is certainly that much more enjoyable when the weather cooperates. Now, about the boats. Buck up and give it a try. The... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Boston Public Garden is an oasis in an otherwise high rise and urban melee. The garden has a lot of historical and traditional value as it was part of the American Freedom trail. It captivated me by its old grand trees lining the periphery with a small stream running with ducks and other birds flying in an urban sanctuary.... More 

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basking ridge, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am used to the overwhelming size of always crowded Central Park in New York City but I found this to be smaller, more manageble and much cleaner. Great place to stroll around in the early evening before dinner, or sit and people watch. Great place to set a meeting to meet someone for dinner. "Meet me by the George... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A must! Walk to the Boston Commons after taking a Historical Walking Tour (learn many facts you didn't know). Take out a swan boat or lay not he grass (lay on your sweater - duck poop) and take a nap under one of the many trees. Witness a wedding photo shoot and soak up the sound of the park. Relaxing...

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When visiting Boston enjoy a picnic or walk thru some beauty in the middle of a major city. Don't forget to get pictures with the "Make Way for Ducklings" and a ride of the Swan boats!!!

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

dont go out of your way to stop here. Really nothing to do but stroll around and on a hot summer day in Boston it's not very enjoyable.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I loved all of Boston's parks, especially the public garden. If you have kids, bring them here for a few hours and they'll be entertained for sure. Read more about what to do and see while in Boston at www.brunchconversations.com

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love the Boston Public Garden. A wonderful stroll through history under beautiful mature trees and along easy pathways, a beautiful pond, many historic statues. A great place to people watch or just sit and enjoy the nice weather.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were in Mass. visiting family and headed into Boston for the day. I had read an interesting article in the Globe about the director of the garden incorporating a lot of tropical plantings more akin to his native Haiti and was really excited to see them in person. Lots of great old trees as well. Since it was a... More 

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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill

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