The Boston Common user

Boston Common is a people magnet attracting tourists and Bostonians who work or live downtown. The Robert Gould Shaw 54th Regiment Civil War Monument at Boston Common introduces tour bus riders to the park. But many climb up on the monument's side wall to take photos with skyline buildings in the background forming the perfect Instagrammable frame. It is where one of many Boston Black Heritage Trails begin. The leafy shade trees on Boston Common may be 100s of years old. The grounds hold statues, duck ponds, a playgound for kids, baseball and soccer fields, public restrooms and parking lots. There is an outdoor cafe there and its free to sit and people watch. You will witness a busy commuter-using Red Line subway tunnel at the Park Street MBTA Station. Somewhere on Boston Common will be an installation of the The Embrace public art piece. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King Memorial will rise, eventually. We would love to have you as a guest on one of our unique Black Black / African American walking and riding tours.