John Hancock Tower

John Hancock Tower, Boston: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, John Hancock Tower Reviews: 4/5

John Hancock Tower
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the popular 60th-floor observatory was permanently closed due to security concerns.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
How to get there
  • Back Bay • 3 min walk
  • East Berkeley St • 3 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
103 reviews
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Very good
33
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,103 contributions
Rises Above the City
Jan 2020
This huge skyscraper certainly sticks out on the skyline as there is nothing quite as high nearby. Does not have a lot of character and has never been given much love by the locals. You can see it from all over.
Written June 24, 2020
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tobibetnolan
Williams Bay, WI26 contributions
“Top of the cock”
Feb 2020 • Friends
The elevator to the 95th floor is quick. The staff is nice, great view, great place to get a drink. Must get a pic in the ladies bathroom
Written February 26, 2020
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Lorry04
Cambridge, MA314 contributions
No observation deck
Oct 2019
Largest skyscraper in the Boston but no observation deck. Good point for direction but not much else you can do at this tower. Some posters seem to be confusing this Hancock tower in Boston with the Chicago one which does have an observation deck for tourists.
Written October 14, 2019
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Brian J
New York City, NY944 contributions
breathtaking views
Aug 2019 • Couples
we had a few extra hours on a Sunday and decided to go. the views were terrific! we did the"tilt" and while it was very exciting, it was incredibly quick.
Written August 11, 2019
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BeeVale
9 contributions
Excellent self-guided audio tour, but expensive
Jul 2019
While the view is absolutely amazing and the audio tour very informative and interesting, along with the other interactive parts of the exhibit (game show & dramatic actors video), the cost is quite high. I paid around $72 for entry for 4 people. I don't understand why it's so expensive. There were 2 employees at the ticket booth taking payment & handing out the audio devices, but other than that, it is all self-guided.
Written July 29, 2019
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Michael C
Chester, UK13 contributions
96th floor
Jun 2019
Although the drinks are expensive it's worth a visit and avoid the cost of the observation deck. You might have to queue, so go after lunch and before early evening.
Written July 15, 2019
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manson2017
Manila, Philippines4 contributions
Romantic Late Afternoon Date
Oct 2018
The view in John Hancock Tower is magnificent. My husband & I enjoyed the delicious food in the penthouse restaurant. The waiters were all accommodating & kind. My husband & I had a great time watching the sunset & the sea bay area. Its truly a romantic place for couples.
Written April 21, 2019
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,238 contributions
John Hancock Tower
Mar 2019 • Couples
The John Hancock Tower is a sleek and shiny 60-story, 790-foot skyscraper in Boston. You can see it across the sky line.
Written March 4, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,290 contributions
Stunning building
Jul 2018 • Family
Its a stunning building wrt its mirrored walls, last time we visited you could go to the observation deck but that ended after 09/11; made famous with its reflection of Trinity Church and also as the base of Fringe, well worth a visit.
Written September 3, 2018
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,929 contributions
Iconic Tower
Jul 2018 • Couples
An iconic tower dominating the skyline of Boston for a significant distance in all directions. Regretably it's no longer possible for those without genuine business reason to pop to the viewing area upon high and have a look out over the city.
Written July 28, 2018
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