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15 Free Things to do in Boston

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Boston is’t just about raucous sports bars and Redsox (although many would have you believe baseball is at the heart of the city). It is packed with history and culture.

free things to do in Boston(foto: David Salafia)


Boston Common and Public Garden, relax in the oldest park in America.

Self Guided i-pod tours, download either the gardens tour, Harbour walk or Fort point channel tour and walk at your leisure.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Be captivated by the street performers, musicians, jugglers, acrobats.

Arnold Arboretum – Based in Harvard university supports research and preservation of trees.


Bunker hill monument- Site of the first battle of the American revolution.

Walk along the freedom Trail and take in the 16 historic sites on the tour.

Parades and Street Festivals- whether it’s a St Patrick day parade, the duck parade, or Italian feast day, you’re sure to find a celebration to join in.

Family Fun

New England Aquarium, Borrow a free pass from the Boston Public Library.

Star Gazing at the Colt University. A chance to use their telescopes and binoculars and observe the heavens.

Science Museum – Again, with the free pass from the library you can visit the science museum and get involved with hands on experiments, live presentations, simulator experiences.

USS Constitution – Visit the oldest commissioned warship still afloat, launched in 1997.

Boston Fire Museum – One of the oldest fire stations in America.

Food and Drink

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour – Learn about the brewing process and sample some rather tasty beer at the same time.

Wine Tasting every Thurs and fri between 6 and 8pm, you can sample some great tasting wines, even beers, ales and scotches at Coolidge Corner Wine and Spirits.

Farmers Markets- Graze your way around the stalls.

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  1. Kate says:
    December 30th, 2013 at 14:23

    Great post! I agree there’s so many great and free things to do in Boston! If people are coming to visit from another state they won’t be able to take advantage of the free NE Aquarium and Museum of Science, but there’s a few free days for some other Museums! The MFA is free on Wednesday nights and the ICA is free on Thursday nights for example :)

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