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Boston Irish Famine Memorial: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't aware this was an Irish Famine Memorial. I pass around this area all the time without knowing what it represented.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Boston Irish Famine Memorial is a small memorial park located on a plaza between Washington St and School St. The memorial contains 2 statues to contrast an Irish family suffering during the Great Famine of 1845–1852 with a prosperous family that had emigrated to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 68lesleyb
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

The Boston Irish Famine memorial is directly adjacent to the Freedom Trail and so it is easy to stop and linger there. It is very well done, a combination of moving statuary and informative plaques. Whoever designed it put a lot of thought and intelligence...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed June 29, 2019

a small statue and a commemorative plaque on the floor of this square commemorate this moment in the history of Ireland.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank agusticassa
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Yet another statue I was able to take in while on the Freedom Trail tour. Very good reminder of history that should be remembered … the major hardships that Irish immigrants endured and the issues that made them want to leave their homeland.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mburbank2016
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Somber reminder in the middle of a bustling neighborhood that the Irish were once the unwelcome refugees here. There are cafes nearby to grab a drink and sit and reflect.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

We were waiting for someone to go to a bookstore and crossed the street to see what this memorial was about. I guess with all the revolutionary war history we forgot about all the Irish who came over to escape the famine. It's nice to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed November 18, 2018

When shopping in Boston's Downtown Crossing, just walk a block up Washington Street and you will see the Boston Irish Famine Memorial. Stop at each of the sculptures and read the accompanying texts. It a sad place to see the history of the Irish

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A very poignant memorial to a sad time in history. The fact that there is a memorial to this shows the wonderful ties that both nations share

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnthonyJ122
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Happened upon this while walking the Freedom Trail. Had not heard or read about it, but ventured over there to see what it was. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about this time in Boston's history. Definitely need to go by there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from 2Bostonians | Reviewed this property |
I agree with William G. My understanding is that Boston Common and Public Garden both require numerous groups - City, Civic, neighborhood, etc. to agree upon and approve any changes or additions of anything in these parks.