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Boston Public Garden

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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,458 reviews)
“beautiful park” (497 reviews)
“duck statues” (94 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Downtown
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+1 617-723-8144
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"swan boats"
in 1,458 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 497 reviews
"duck statues"
in 94 reviews
"flower beds"
in 74 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 114 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 72 reviews
"people watch"
in 190 reviews
"green space"
in 88 reviews
"public park"
in 68 reviews
"frog pond"
in 118 reviews
"sunny day"
in 92 reviews
"nice walk"
in 86 reviews
"walk around"
in 82 reviews
"newbury street"
in 76 reviews
"beacon hill"
in 111 reviews
"freedom trail"
in 128 reviews
"ducklings"
in 912 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was a great park. There is so much green space in Boston and it is all well cared for and clearly valued.

Thank K N
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Reviewed today

The garden is next to Boston Common and should not be confused with it. It is a truly beautiful place and very tranquil to the soul. I envy people who live close to it because of its beauty and tranquillity.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed yesterday

Gosh, this was a lovely park! I loved the curving walkways, the generously spaced benches, the small lake and 'swan boats' and the famous bronze duck sculptures. Also, the squirrels are fearless and climb in and out of the trash bins, gathering snacks and eating...More

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I took a leisurely walk from Kenmore Square to the Boston Public Garden, stopping occasionally to see the view. Once in the Boston Garden, we enjoyed a ride on the Swan Boats, then viewed the Make Way for Ducklings exhibit. I always...More

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful park lots of green space. Couple of food trucks lingering around. Just nice to sit and relax with the family. The beginning of the freedom trail is there. Park for the kiddos. Just nice open area isn the middle of the city. Lots of...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In the middle of a busy vibrant city as Boston one would not expect to find an oasis, let alone cheap (ha! Make it free!) and in the middle of all the action. That’s what this park is, calm in the middle of the storm...More

Thank Anna K
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice City open space. It is very serene on Sunday morning. The ponds were very nice. My 13 yo found it interesting. Also nice transition to freedom Trail.

Thank The_Missing_Traveler
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Reviewed yesterday

This is very pretty, and arguably America's first public park. The grounds are well kept, and it's worth a visit.

Thank Mark42139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked through thePublic Garden while sightseeing in Boston. This park is well maintained and beautiful. There were musicians playing calming music throughout the park. It was a great place to slow down a relax.

Thank RFAbel
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful, busy park - plenty of walking paths, gardens, etc. Lots of people watching. The Cheers Bar is close to the area where the duck statues are.

Thank Sunseekergirl77
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Nearby
Downtown
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
...More
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Rujaine F
July 31, 2018|
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Response from ALG-Millbury | Reviewed this property |
Saw a sign that said keep dogs on a leash and clean up after them.
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Tonifaj
October 6, 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
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Randy A
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
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