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Boston Common Visitor Center

139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02135-2417
+1 617-426-3115
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Official Visitor Information Center located on the Boston Common and the start of the Freedom Trail. Provides Greater Boston information, souvenirs, ticketing for trolleys, duck tours and walking tours. Open 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday and 9:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday.
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139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02135-2417
+1 617-426-3115
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Center is stated to close at 5 pm, but it locked its doors at 4:55, the moment I reached the door. Like most visitors, I wasn't going to stay there for even 5 minutes. I just wanted to grab a map to figure...More

1  Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Met here at the visitors center in mid October for a tour with Histrionic Academy. The visitors center has lots of brochures and free maps you can use to visit the Freedom Trail and other parts of the city. The workers are pretty friendly, eventhough...More

Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Recommend the tour. The tour covers the interesting spots. Guide was very knowledgeable. It doesn't cover the full freedom trail but gives you a great start. There is a national park service app that gives you a great walking tour to finish the trail although...More

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We went here to book a 90min walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Staff were friendly, and the tour guide was great! Definitely recommend for 1st timers to the city like us.

Thank A_honeymooner
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We parked in the lot below Boston Common and easily walked here. There are both men's and women's restrooms which were clean. You can buy Boston souvenirs as well as get maps and purchase tickets for tours. It's a very small, bustling building of activity.

Thank megan0627
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We parked in the Boston Commons below ground parking garage. Good spot if you do not know the town. Easy to get to and get back on Interstates. Take your parking stub with you as you need it to pay in kiosk before you come...More

1  Thank Charlestontourist58
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Believe it or not the people behind the counter set the tone and image for your visit to a beautiful city. First time visitors to Boston and our visit around 1030 on Labor Day was a huge disappointment. It seem as though the employees were...More

Thank BoatTramp
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was one of the first places we visited upon arrival to Boston for the first time. One of the visitor center helpers noticed us browsing and questioned us about our visit. He was extremely helpful and friendly. He recommended some places and attractions in...More

Thank sircrowe
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a great place to start your Boston touring - Freedom Trail tours start from the center, and they are great. I absolutely love the statues there showing the Boston values in the the areas of education, science and industry - incredible artistic symbolism....More

Thank caddy1071
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to start your tour of the Freedom Trail. There are tours to pick from or just maps to buy. They also have some gifts to buy, It's pretty small and can get crowded on busy days.

Thank AndyB5542
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
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Beverly D
Can I park here to take the Trolley tour?
11 May 2017|
Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Beverly, you can park under the Boston Commons in an underground garage. The website to check the rates is bostondiscoveryguide. They wouldn't let me put hyphens between boston, discovery and guide for some crazy... More