Boston Common is the oldest park in the country and is almost 50 acres in size. This is the starting point of the Freedom Trail.
There has been cattle grazing on the ‘Common’ and public hangings up until 1817. British troops camped on Boston Common prior to the Revolution and left from here to face colonial resistance at Lexington and Concord in April, 1775.
Boston Common in this day and age is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston’s neighborhoods.