Boston Common

Storied, nearly 50-acre urban park that hosted British troops during the American Revolution. Established in 1634, Boston Common is America’s oldest public park. Puritan colonists purchased the land rights to the Common’s 44 acres from the first European settler of the area, Anglican minister William Blackstone.

The Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously called the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. The Boston Common consists of 50 acres of land bounded by Tremont Street, Park Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, and Boylston Street.

Boston Common Hear the echoes of 350 years of the most extraordinary history of America’s oldest park. Founded in 1634 Here the Colonial militia mustered for the Revolution. In 1768, the hated British Redcoats began an eight-year encampment. George Washington, John Adams and General Lafayette came here to celebrate our nation’s independence.

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