Rings Fountain


This playful fountain is unpredictable and irresistible, especially on a hot day. The weekly Greenway Open Market is held nearby.

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1. Custom House

0.08 MILES

The lower portion of the Custom House, begun in 1837, resembles a Greek temple, but the federal government wanted something grander, so in 1913 it…

2. Greenway Carousel

0.09 MILES

Take a spin on local sea and woodland creatures, such as lobsters, seals, butterflies and hawks. This one-of-a-kind carousel was designed by local artist…

3. Labyrinth

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Representing the journey of life, a granite path winds its way to a central fountain, offering a few moments of contemplative respite to anyone who cares…

4. Rose Kennedy Greenway

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Where once there was a hulking overhead highway, now winds a 27-acre strip of landscaped gardens, fountain-lined greens and public art installations. The…

5. New England Aquarium

0.14 MILES

Teeming with sea creatures of all sizes, shapes and colors, this giant fishbowl is the centerpiece of downtown Boston's waterfront. There are countless…

6. Faneuil Hall

0.23 MILES

‘Those who cannot bear free speech had best go home,’ said Wendell Phillips. ‘Faneuil Hall is no place for slavish hearts.’ Indeed, this public meeting…

7. Boston Massacre Site

0.27 MILES

Directly in front of the Old State House, encircled by cobblestones, a bronze plaque marks the spot where the first blood was shed for the American…

8. Old State House

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Dating from 1713, the Old State House is Boston’s oldest surviving public building, where the Massachusetts Assembly used to debate the issues of the day…