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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
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.
We found this whilst following the Freedom Trail. It is opposite the Old Corner Bookstore (now a Chipotle Mexican Grill). The memorial is quite striking and the information surrounding it is very informative. I had no idea how much Boston had helped the Irish people...More
a moving monument commemorating the wave of Irish immigrants arriving in the Boston area to escape the famine in Ireland. The signage around the monument was very informative and the statues were striking. Just off the Freedom Trail across from the Old Corner Bookstore and...More
If you are on the Freedom Trail this memorial is worth walking through and reading about it's purpose. It's meant to show a family that is on the verge of starvation in Ireland but healthy and growing while living in America. It is quite sad...More
The statues are beautifully done and there is information on the Famine with signs asking to show respect by not feeding birds in the memorial. It looks as if at least everyone that day, if not all the time, respect that.
I saw this monument last time we came to Boston and didn’t pass comment at the time. It succeeds in reminding people of the tragedy of the famine forcing many people to emigrate. It is also a focus point and there were a lot of...More
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
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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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.