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Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-349-6238
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am

Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich...

Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.

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Nice playground!

Visited here during our visit to Cambridge. It has a nice playground for kids that is fenced in, so you don't have to worry about them wandering off. There is a nice sand/water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
chicago, il
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Castaic, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The common is a wonderful area and our favorite was walking the store fronts on Mass. Ave. and everyone was quite friendly.

Thank Bill W
chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here during our visit to Cambridge. It has a nice playground for kids that is fenced in, so you don't have to worry about them wandering off. There is a nice sand/water element there that was a big hit. Good place to let the kids burn off some energy. Be careful what you put into your GPS - there... More 

Thank viv2367b
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice park for the kids on one end is the real attraction. Adults can glance over toward the restaurants that might be up next on the agenda.

Thank RonL40
Dartmouth, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I never expected my stroll through Cambridge Common to be so interesting. George Washington accepted the command of the troops in the Revolution here, right here where I was standing, and that felt impressive. The ride of William Dawes is commemorated on one side of the Common, and there are many other monuments to history around the Common. It was... More 

Thank 65Wagonaire
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Common is a green area that is boring and lacks beauty. there are not enough seats and it has no interest for families or adults. The buildings in Garden st or Concord are not that pretty to make-up for the lack of beauty of this area. It is such a waist since it sits in prime land in front... More 

1 Thank Danuza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The children's play area in the Cambridge Commons was redone about 10 years ago and it is WONDERFUL. It spurs the imagination and is not so big that you have to trail your kid! Great place to let them release energy as you wander Cambridge. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Paula M
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This historic park borders Harvard University and has fields and a playground. It was under construction this summer so hopefully it will be nicer when construction is complete.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such awesome history took place here. The cemetery for Paul revere is close by. Freedom trail tour we took was awesome and informative

Thank crystal a
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Cambridge Common is near Harvard square and borders the University in some spots. It's a pretty cool historic area with some interesting things to see. It's also a good spot to hang out in as well.

Thank KCW25
Mendham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Enjoyable area to walk in historic Cambridge. Eclectic choice of eateries and the Harvard campus only a few blocks away. Much of it is a bit pricey, but well worth it. You have to stand under the Washingon Oak!

Thank Mc21blue

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