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Boston Common Visitor Center

139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02135-2417
(617) 536-4100
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02135-2417
(617) 536-4100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big construction project this year make it a bit of a pain for people not from the area to navigate. Two employees, one good one bad, made this stop a flip of the coin. For certain lack of complimentary materials like a local map tipped...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deacon John Larkin (aka Richard) gave an entertaining and engaging 10 minutes tour. Excellent start to historic Boston.

Thank Mabel J
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This visitor center is located in Boston Common just a few steps from Park Street subway station and it is really busy. As it is very small building it is sometimes even difficult to get in. They have a big choice of free maps and...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 4 August 2017

There are 17 stops on the Freedom Trail. This is stop #1 This tiny little shack is nothing special, but it's not five stars because of the look. It's five stars because there are five critical things you need to enjoy the Freedom Trail and...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The center isn't very big but has lots of maps and info We got there just in time to join a walking tour of the freedom trail. The tour started at the visitor center and covered about half of the trail. It went for about...More

Thank JMH_Travel_1
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you're looking for some information, a guide, or maps, then stop on in to this center. It's right in Boston Common.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 2 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
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Beverly D
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