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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #3 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats...
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

In a corner of the Public Garden past the Boston Common, is a 4 sided sculpture commerating the first use of anesteasia in medicine in the United States. Its a beautiful fountain that is seldom working with a brass relief sculpture of a Boston Operating Theatre. This goes beyond odditiy and is a recognition of a turning point in American... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

had a nice sunny but cold day nature at it's finest holiday happenings very clean park setting enjoyed wandering walking around the area

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful magical place. I just love the intimate nature of this park and my husband proposed here! Lots of benches to sit and talk, and places for the children to frolic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I grew up reading Make Way for Ducklings and loved the story because I knew the exact street they were trying to cross. After my daughter was born we took her to see the little bronzed ducklings waddling toward the Swan Boats. She was small enough to fit on the mother duckling. It was one of those wonderful Boston moments.... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We were in Boston in December so there was not much "garden" to look at. But come nighttime, and after a fine dinner in the North End, we loved walking through the Boston Public Garden and Commons. The Christmas lights were magical on the evening of our stroll. The skaters were out in full force at the skating rink. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's nice to see cities that place emphasis on green space. New York and Boston both take prime real estate, right downtown, and leave it to nature. Which makes the surrounding real estate even more prime. Really nice to stroll through the garden, see the swans, geese and ducks. If you have kids, tell them the story of the 'Trumpet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful park, some trees lit up with lights, park statues, a great view of the city, and an ice skating rink. It really was an enjoyable walk with much to see and nearby bars to wind down the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Great garden park to walk, run, watch people, watch ducks and geese, or just relax. Multiple paved walk ways provide a variety of routes in the garden park. There are some statues of interest and a 9/11 memorial as well. I visit daily when in Boston. Also, Park police on site during the day. Highly recommended!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

One of the great public parks in the world. The pond with the swan boats are ever graceful and so calming to watch as well as ride. The huge variety of trees makes for an arboreal treat. It is a must see to any visit to Boston

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Looks great at night with the festive Christmas lights on the trees in and around the park and the Ice rink is great !

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