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Cambridge Common

Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-349-6238
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“public park” (4 reviews)
“civil war” (4 reviews)
“sand box” (2 reviews)
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Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Great quiet park near Harvard Square. History of the revolution is on every side of you. Several monuments including one marking where Washington assumed command of the Continental army it can be very relaxing, but not as good as nearby JFK park.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This attractive open space offers layers of history with revolutionary monuments, an imposing Civil War monument and various local plaques. Don't miss the extensive history of Cambridge displayed on the nearby "island" near the transit stop.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Nice little park right near Harvard with a number of historical markers. The most interesting to me was the elm tree that Washington took command of the continental army. Lots to see in the general area, but very cool to know you are standing in...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is a quiet little park in Cambridge when we walked by and around. It has a quasi-triangular shape and has several monuments among which a plaque that marks the spot where Washington assumed command of the Revolutionary army and a monument to the Civil...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Nice casual eatery with a wide selection os American and European beers. The menu was very diverse and the service was super attentive without being overbearing. I would make every effort . to return here in any future trips to Cambridge!

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This free space is just off to the side of Harvard University. It is well maintained by the city and is not crowded like the campus is. It seems to be a popular escape by some students as it is quiet.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

The Cambridge in Massachusetts, particularly the Harvard University has produced some of the greatest minds on the earth, over these centuries. And, the qoute etched on the sculpture " Never again should people starve in the world of plenty" , sets the stage for meaningful...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

The common has a lot of history from the Revolution on.The park is now a public park with a playground and a couple of memorials - The Civil War Memorial and the Irish Famine Memorial. It is a pleasant place to take a break while...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Used to be a great place to watch live music and it appears to be well maintained. Small green park with a newish playground. Nice if you are in the area

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Cambridge Common is much more calm and lovely for a walk than is Harvard Square. Lots of children and joggers in the well kept area.

Thank Diana15241
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