Boston Common: America’s Oldest Public Park

At the center of Boston lies 44 acres of open land, referred to as Boston Common. This park was once the pasture of William Blackstone, Boston’s first white settler.  The Puritans, who arrived in 1630, liked the area so much, it ended up being theirs.  (I’m not sure if they bought it or just took it.)

Today the park is a gorgeous green space dotted with many historical monuments and landmarks, surounded with prime Boston cityscapes.

I love it!