Public Garden

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This stunning 24-acre rectangular park, bounded by a handsome cast-iron fence, was reclaimed from the swampy Back Bay in the 1830s to create a botanical garden. Today it's a popular retreat, charming visitors with lush plantings, footpaths, statuary and the beloved swan boats.

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Commonwealth Avenue
Commonwealth Avenue
It's easy to imagine yourself in late
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Newbury Street
Newbury Street
Eight blocks long and lined with open
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King's Chapel
King's Chapel
This 1754 granite building replaced the
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Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
This memorial honors the leader, Col.
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Gibson House Museum
Gibson House Museum
Step inside this row house and you'll
Boston Common
Boston Common
Smack dab in the center of town, the
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Boston Common
Boston Common
Smack dab in the center of town, the
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Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
The popular 2.5mi walk, beginning at the
New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium
The dimmed light gives the illusion of
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