Dating to 1912, Parkman Bandstand is now used for concerts, rallies and other events.

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1. Boston Common

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America's oldest public park, Boston Common has a long and storied history, serving as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as…

2. Boston Massacre Monument

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Paying tribute to the five victims of the Boston Massacre, this 25ft memorial replicates Paul Revere’s famous engraving of the tragic event.

3. Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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This massive monument is dedicated to the namesake soldiers and sailors who died in the Civil War. The four bronze statues represent Peace, History, the…

4. Great Elm Site


Now marked by a plaque, the Great Elm stood on this site for more than 200 years. History has it that the tree was used for public executions in the 17th…

5. Central Burying Ground

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The Central Burying Ground is one of the city's oldest cemeteries, but it was a less prestigious resting place, used for Catholics, outsiders and British…

6. Brewer Fountain

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Dating to 1868, this lovely bronze fountain depicts four aquatic deities from antiquity.

7. Blaxton Plaque

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The 50-acre Boston Common is the country’s oldest public park. If you have any doubt, refer to the plaque emblazoned with the words of the treaty between…

8. Make Way for Ducklings Statue

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The most endearing of the Public Garden monuments is Make Way for Ducklings, always a favorite with kids. The sculpture depicts the characters in Robert…