The Boston Commons and the Public Gardens are downtown Boston, Massachusetts USA. My family used to visit these two parks when I lived in Massachusetts Both the Boston Commons and the Public Gardens are historic parks. On the Boston Commons at the Corner of Tremont and Park Street near the subway entrance there can be found performers to entertain you. You will find musicians, clowns, jugglers, magic acts and religious groups. There is no schedule of whom will be there they simply show.
Across Tremont street you will find the Boston “Downtown Crossing”. They paved the road with bricks and Winter Street and Summer street. This is now a walking outdoor shopping mall that is closed to most traffic. There are many stores to be found here from Macy’s, Jordon Marsh, and Filene’s Basement. Filene’s Basement could be real crazy as they longer the item was in the basement the higher the discount. They did not even have dressing rooms so you never know what you would see down there.
Behind Park Street Church is the Granary Burying Ground founded in 1660. This is Boston’s third oldest graveyard. There are three signers of the Declaration of Independence buried here. Also buried here is the five victims of the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere. Do not touch the gravestones as you will be fined if you do. They are trying to keep the gravestones from wearing away. This is an unique attraction you can find in Boston, Massachusetts USA.
Now walk through the Boston Commons there is the Frog Pond. During the summer months, kids will come to play in the water there. When it is winter it is a place you can go Ice Skating. Along the path as you walk there will be pigeons and squirrels that you can feed.
Across Beacon Street you will see the Massachusetts State House with its Gold Dome. The dome was originally wooden and leaked so it was covered in 1802 by Paul Revere’s Company. The first American Company to successfully roll copper into sheets in a reliable manner was the Paul Revere Company. In 1874 it was covered with gold leaf.
Take Beacon Street on down to Brimmer Street which will be across from the Public Gardens. At Beacon and Brimmer Street you will find the Cheers Bar from the Cheers TV Show.
My parents and I used to come to the Boston Commons to start our walks around the city. The Freedom Trail starts in the Boston Commons. We used to go to the other side of the Boston Commons to Charles Street and cross over to the Public Gardens.
Here you will find some Swan Boats you can ride. In 1837 Horace Gray petitioned that this piece of land be the first public botanical garden in the United States. There are many trees from other countries you can see when you walk through the paths. There are many flowers and fountains and statues. The plants that decorate the Public Gardens take 14 greenhouses to keep it looking beautiful. This is a great location for lovers to go to stroll.
Both the Boston Commons and the Public Gardens are Top Boston Tourist Attractions to visit while visiting Boston, Massachusetts. On the Boston Commons there is a Boston Tourist Information Both and A Guide for the Freedom Trail. Two other attractions to visit are Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium.