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Boston Public Garden: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a really beautiful garden, right in the heart of Boston. We loved the way in which the garden has been laid out, with many seating areas to stop and enjoy the plants, watch the squirrels and enjoy public works like the lovely statue...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SWGH123
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were wandering around Boston and found the Boston Public Garden, very nice and beautiful. We are glad we found it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LFN2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I go with my wife to feed the squirrel s and enjoy the park as itself. Never disappointing and the squirrels in the Fall are fattening up for the Winter and love all they see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BrianCK01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This historical garden in the heart of the city is a breath of fresh air. Perfect to relax and catch your breath.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 557gailk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful week in Boston with 70 degree weather all week. The gardens are very pretty with lots of trees, a pond, sculptures & lots of pretty flowers. The leaves were just being to turn. Enjoyed walking through the gardens.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank idahospud66
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was disappointed by the gardens as I thought that they were going to be larger and take a while to walk around and explore, but this wasn't the case. They are however worth visiting and I am sure during the different seasons they look...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful scenery, saw the swans and ducks and the Make Room For Ducklings statuettes. Peaceful walking and people watching!

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

So relaxing walking through such a beautiful green space in the middle of a busy city. Love the "Make Way For Ducklings" sculpture!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Elspeth M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of flowers and things to see even in the fall. The boats were gone but it was nice to walk around.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Pleasant walk surrounded by history. Cheers Bar one side, Frog Pond in the middle and the state house and memorial on the other and the start of the freedom trail.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank johnwG3867JQ
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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
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June 28, 2019|
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Response from TaraRenee | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple but your best bet is to go in the Starbucks across the street or better yet the little shopping centre just past PF Changs called Park Plaza
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Caroline G | Reviewed this property |
No they are not
August 26, 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Use the "T" Boston's subway transit system. Maps of the system are available in hotels, etc. The "T" is very user friendly.