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Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Washington St., Boston, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Statue with pigeons hanging out , really not much of a wow factor . Not worry planning a trip just to see however if your in the areas then it’s okay.

Thank ClaudiaG1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stark and grim reminder of the issues faced by some that led to a migration to this country...Walking around the statues and reading the descriptions is quite depressing and yet a reminder of the grit of those who survived those troubling times.

Thank 344ritamc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly one of the worst pieces of public art I have seen, or can imagine. It consists of two separate family groupings, apparently representing Irish citizens in the mid-19th Century. The "concept" is that one family group of statues is in Ireland suffering...More

Thank 2Bostonians
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given my Irish citizenship, I found this interesting given my maternal grandmothers stories. Sad commentary on what transpired in the past.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little too literal and glum for me, but it is well placed and well executed and hard to miss. If nothing else, it is thought-provoking, and that's good. Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood could use more public art, and this is a good start....More

Thank Monaco98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Irish exodus during their potato famine had a big impact in Boston and the USA This memorial is really well done, with impact. Not only are the figures well modelled, but there are a number of detail narrative plates too to put it into...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Somehow I found this place very picturesque. The beautiful memorial and surrounding buildings have an interesting atmosphere, which is difficult to describe, although it is very busy and crowded. And of course it is educative. You will find a lot of information about Irish famine...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I did not know this was here, and I would not recommend going out of your way to find it. However, it's smack in the middle of the Freedom Trail. Stop # 8 (Bookstore) and #9 (Old South Meeting House) are on either side of...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Read the history before you visit and it will help you to experience this place. I was reading about Memorial and it brought me to connect to the past. Walking distance in Boston down area and you can see many nice restaurants nearby.

Thank Soe S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are passing nearby stop at this memorial, but not sure it is worth going out of your way for. Given the large numbers of Irish who came to Boston during the potato famine, it is appropriate that this memorial is in a fairly...More

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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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