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Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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+1 617-349-6238
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 01:00

Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich...

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.

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The park is huge and has an interesting history. There is also a pond and a garden. Many squirrels and other animals too. Nice place to go, during the day, of course!

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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Pensacola, Florida
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Cambridge Common with our grandson (2 years old) and our adult children. The food is reasonably priced and very good. Staff is friendly and attentive. Great place for lunch or dinner with kids in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank rnheath
Dunedin, Florida
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go to spot when in Cambridge. The food and service are always good and the menu varied enough for everyone.

Thank TerriJ3
Canberra, Australia
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781 reviews
310 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 803 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park can be visited in conjunction with a visit to Harvard. It has historical significance as it contains the Washington Elm where Washington assembled his Troup's in 1775. It also houses the Civil War Memorial, a handsome structure in the centre of the Common. At the Eastern end on Dawes Island see the brass footprints where Dawes' horse walked... More 

Thank Canberra_Traveller
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The park is huge and has an interesting history. There is also a pond and a garden. Many squirrels and other animals too. Nice place to go, during the day, of course!

Thank veroveroadvisor
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93 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Cambridge common is a public park in Cambridge Massachusetts giving beautiful greenery with a big playground. It is said that George Washington had gathered his troops during American civil war. Its having war memorial and statue. Nice to have walk around.

Thank Sanjay B
Boston, MA
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

After endless construction, Cambridge Common has undergone a bit of a facelift. There's some history attached, but the highlight for me (and my granddaughter) is the wonderful playground.

Thank travelgman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Kemp Playground on the edge of the common is the greatest playground I have ever seen. There is a giant sandpit, and a water pump. There are also buckets on pulleys, a conveyor belt, and other building tools. Along with climbing structures, slides, swings, and a sprinkler. My 2 and 4 year did not even look for me for at... More 

Thank kc9615
Castaic, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The common is a wonderful area and our favorite was walking the store fronts on Mass. Ave. and everyone was quite friendly.

Thank Bill W
chicago, il
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234 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Visited here during our visit to Cambridge. It has a nice playground for kids that is fenced in, so you don't have to worry about them wandering off. There is a nice sand/water element there that was a big hit. Good place to let the kids burn off some energy. Be careful what you put into your GPS - there... More 

Thank viv2367b
Utica, New York
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1,788 reviews
1,145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Nice park for the kids on one end is the real attraction. Adults can glance over toward the restaurants that might be up next on the agenda.

Thank RonL40

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