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1 White Stadium 6 Schoolmaster Hill: Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson 12 Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection: See the oldest 16 Pinebank Promontory: A peaceful spot in this 21 Leverett Pond: Leverett Pond is a ﬁ ne example 26 James P. Kelleher Rose Garden: Designed by 30 Fenway Victory Gardens: Victory Gardens were 35 William Lloyd Garrison Statue: Publisher of 41 Central Burying Ground: Purchased in 1756 and who lived near this site in the 1820s when he was a and smallest trees at the Arboretum. Open mid-April to busy park, the promontory’s stunning views across the of Olmsted’s skill combining landscape, water, and landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff in the 1920s, this cultivated during World War II to ease demand on wartime “The Liberator” and founder of the New England Anti- added to the Common in 1839, this is the ﬁ nal resting 2 Overlook Shelter Ruins: Originally a ﬁ eld house, it schoolteacher in Roxbury. This hidden spot has picnic early November. Pond and cooling breezes through tall pines made it an structure into his designs. Islands were created to provide garden was restored by the City of Boston and the Emerald food supply. The Fenway gardens are among the few to Slavery Society, Garrison was a powerful voice in the place for Revolutionary War soldiers and many others. was one of the few structures Olmsted ever designed. The tables, century-old white pines, and offers a spectacular attractive site for three successive mansions in the 1800s. both visual interest and waterfowl breeding area. Necklace Conservancy. Combining the best of old and new remain in continuous cultivation. To day, 500 plots are tended abolitionist movement. Olin Levi Warner, Sculptor site was the home to Elma Lewis’ Playhouse in the Park in view across the park and to the Blue Hills beyond. 13 Hunnewell Building: This building houses admin- Today, a granite outline marks the footprint of the last roses, today’s garden includes over 1,500 plants representing by community gardeners and feature a bounty of ﬂ owers 42 Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument: the ’60s and ’70s, and jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, istrative ofﬁ ces, a horticultural library, restrooms, and mansion that stood here. 22 Bellevue Street Bridge 200 different varieties. and vegetables. 36 Alexander Hamilton Statue: Hamilton, a Founding Martin Milmore, Sculptor performed here. 7 The Wilderness: A 65-acre native oak forest with a visitor center with maps, seasonal exhibitions, and Father who also started the central banking system, meandering paths and huge Roxbury puddingstone knowledgeable staff to help make the most of your visit. 17 Ward’s Pond: This secluded pond is a glacial “kettle- Chapel Street Bridge Area/Historic Bridle 27 War Memorials 31 Boylston Bridge: Designed by prominent 19th-century welcomes visitors to the Mall between Arlington and 43 Frog Pond: Site of 1848’s “Water Celebration”inaugurating 3 The Playstead: A large, active sports area that outcroppings, the Wilderness is a picturesque landscape Weekday building access for restrooms begins at 9:00am; hole” formed at the end of the last ice age. A serene, 23 Paths: Bridges played a key role in all of Olmsted’s work, architect H. H. Richardson, this bridge is constructed of Berkeley streets. Dr. William Rimmer, Sculptor the city’s public water system, today the pond serves as a accommodates basketball, tennis and many ﬁ eld sports. and a good example of urban woodlands. closed holidays. Visitor Center hours: November through heavily wooded area, the visitor ﬁ nds a quiet wilderness, not only along rivers, but everywhere that he sought to 28 Japanese Bell: Found on a scrap heap in Yo kosuka, this Cape Ann granite. Projecting bays offer sweeping views skating rink in the winter and a supervised wading pool in the March: noon–4:00pm, April through October, 11:00am– steps from the surrounding city. separate different modes of transportation. The Chapel beautiful bronze 17th-century temple bell was brought across the Fens. 37 9/11 Memorial summer. The Tadpole Playground is nearby. 4 Franklin Park Zoo: Founded in 1912, the zoo’s 72 8 The 99 Steps/Ellicott Arch 6:00pm; closed Wednesdays (617.384.5209). Library hours: Street Bridge separated walkers above from the bridle back by sailors on the USS Boston in 1945. In 1953, the acres are home to lions, tigers, giraffes, and more. Visitors Monday–Friday, 10:00am–3:45pm (617.522.1086). 18 Wildﬂ ower Meadow: Once the site of an indoor ice path below. 32 Leif Eriksson Statue 38 George Washington Statue: Thomas Ball, Sculptor 44 Shaw Memorial: This honors the 54th Regiment of to the signature Tropical Forest can stand face-to-face with Scarboro Pond and Hill skating rink, the meadow now offers unique habitat for Japanese government announced that the bell should the Massachusetts infantry. Led by Colonel Robert Gould 9 remain in Boston as a gesture of peace. the Zoo’s seven gorillas at one of ﬁ ve glass viewing stations. 14 Jamaica Pond Boathouse/Bandstand: Built in butterﬂ ies, bees, and other pollinators. 24 Round House Shelter 33 Boston Women’s Memorial: Mayor Thomas M. Menino 39 Swan Boats: These iconic pedal boats ﬁ rst appeared on Shaw, the 54th was the ﬁ rst free black regiment in the Heroic statues by Daniel Chester French ﬂ ank the north Peters Hill: The highest point in the Emerald Necklace, 1912, these Tu dor-style structures add a rustic element reserved the site for a women’s memorial in 1992. The the Lagoon in 1877. Designed by Robert Paget, they are Union. Bronze relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Granite frame 10 Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center: entrance. $ www.franklinparkzoo.org Peters Hill (240 feet) offers spectacular views of Jamaica to the pond. Visitors can rent sailboats or rowboats to 19 Daisy Field: Olmsted originally designed this as a large Athletic Facilities:The Joseph Lee Playground area 29 Boston Women’s Commission selected Abigail Adams, still owned and operated by the Paget Family. $ and terrace by Charles F. McKim Plain, Roslindale, and the Boston skyline. enjoy unique views of the park or simply drift on the meadow surrounded by woods. Today, playing ﬁ elds serve 25 Designed by H. H. Richardson in 1882, the building is one Lucy Stone, and Phillis Wheatley as exemplary ﬁ gures. features softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball and a Meredith Bergmann, Sculptor 5 William J. Devine Golf Course: Originally a sheep water (www.courageoussailing.org). The Bandstand is home community groups for little league, softball, soccer and recreational running track. One of the diamonds is named of a pair that housed the gates used to regulate the Stony 40 Make Way for Ducklings Sculpture: Mrs. Mallard 45 Brewer Fountain meadow in Olmsted’s design, this 18-hole facility is the Explorers Garden: The area around the Chinese Path to numerous recreational, educational, and cultural touch football. Brook’s ﬂ ow into the Fens. This gatehouse, no longer in and her eight ducklings were created as a tribute to 11 in honor of Roberto Clemente — the ﬁ rst Latin American Samuel Eliot Morison Statue: This scholar, educator, second oldest public golf course in the country. Open year has long been used by researchers to test the hardiness activities. The Boathouse is open April 1 through Veteran’s Day. elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. operation, was converted in 2010 to a visitor center and 34 Robert McCloskey, author of a children’s book about 46 Boston Common Visitors’ Center and Park round, weather permitting. $ 617.265.4084 of new plants gathered from around the world by plant 20 Allerton Overlook: This semi-circular walk descends ofﬁ ces of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. and maritime historian was the Pulitzer-prize winning ducks that live in the Public Garden’s Lagoon. Nancy Schön, Ranger Station: Maps, tourist information, and rest- explorers. Don’t miss rare and unusual plants like the 15 Parkman Memorial: Daniel Chester French, Sculptor into the park and provides scenic views of the banks and author of the “Oxford History of the United States” (1927) Sculptor rooms. This also marks the start of the Freedom Trail ®. dove tree, paperbark maple, or Franklinia. islands of Leverett Pond. and “The Oxford History of the American People” (1965). Hours: Monday–Saturday, 8:30 am–5pm; Sunday 10am–6pm Penelope Jencks, Sculptor