The 20-hectare (50-acre) Boston Common is not only the starting point of the Freedom Trail, but also the oldest park in the United States, having been established in 1634. A number of historic moments have played out here, and not just during the Revolutionary period—Charles Lindbergh, Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II all spoke to crowds gathered in the park. Today, Boston Common is home to ball fields and Frog Pond, where you can skate in winter and children can play in a spray pool in summer.
By Stacey Zable
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