IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour)
Alexander Hamilton Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

1. Alexander Hamilton Statue

Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Back Bay East · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Only stone structure on Commonwealth Ave Mall. Sculpted by William Rimmer in 1865. Hamilton was 1st Secretary of Treasury & killed in gentleman's dual with then VP Aaron Burr. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Bagheera Fountain is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

2. Bagheera Fountain

Boston Public Garden (Charles Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Fountain of black panther by artist Lillian Swann Saarinen was originally titled Night before renamed for the panther in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Dedicated in 1986. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Blackstone Memorial Tablet in Boston Common is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

3. Blackstone Memorial Tablet in Boston Common

Tremont (Park Street), Boston, MA
Monument / Landmark · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Tablet dedicated in 1913. Text (from 4 of 1st settlers of Boston) declared that in 1634 John Winthrop & Puritans purchased this land from William Blackstone for "Common" use. More info via blog.<LINK> Read more.

Boston Massacre Monument is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

4. Boston Massacre Monument

8.5
State St. (at Congress St.), Boston, MA
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Boston · 18 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Memorial created 1888 by Robert Adolf Krauss. Also referred to as Crispus Attucks Memorial who was 1st killed during Boston Massacre. Krauss died in insane asylum in 1901. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Boy and Bird Fountain (Boston Public Garden) is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

5. Boy and Bird Fountain (Boston Public Garden)

Boston Public Garden (Arlington Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 1934 addition to Public Garden. Has had to be replaced twice due to deterioration of one of another being stolen. Artist is former student of Museum of Fine Arts, Bashka Paeff. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Brewer Fountain Plaza is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

6. Brewer Fountain Plaza

7.3
Boylston St (Tremont St), Boston, MA
Plaza · Beacon Hill · 3 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Donated by wealthy dry goods merchant Gardner Brewer who commissioned this replica from the Exposition Universelle of 1855 in Paris. Contains sculpture of God of Sea, Poseiden. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Charles Devens Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

7. Charles Devens Statue

Esplanade, Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Was general for Union Army in Civil War and served in MA Supreme Court & as US Attorney General under President Rutherford B. Hayes. Statue completed 1896 by Olin Levi Warner. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Charles Eliot Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

8. Charles Eliot Memorial

Esplanade, Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Monument by Esplanade architect Arthur Shurcliff. Eliot worked on Arnold Arboretum and is a founder of metropolitan park system. Engraved on monument are lists of local parks. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Charles Street Gate is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

9. Charles Street Gate

Boston Common (Beacon Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Along Beacon St near this intersection are last remnants of original fencing around the Common set in 1836. Remaining fences were torn down WWII and melted for their metal. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Charles Sumner Statue (Boston Public Garden) is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

10. Charles Sumner Statue (Boston Public Garden)

Boston Public Garden (Boylston Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: This is the "2nd" place statue in the commission to honor Sumner. The actual winner, a female, was denied when judges deemed it unworthy of a woman to sculpt a man's legs. More info in our blog.<LINK> Read more.

Old City Hall is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

11. Old City Hall

7.7
45 School St (at Province St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 14 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Outside front gate (along School St) check out the ornate hop-scotch board called City Carpet by Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg. Commemorates 1st public school formerly on site. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Old City Hall is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

12. Old City Hall

7.7
45 School St (at Province St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 14 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Features city's 1st portrait statue, Benjamin Franklin. In 1781 while serving as US Ambassador to France he drafted a letter to European academia encouraging a study of farts. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Old City Hall is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

13. Old City Hall

7.7
45 School St (at Province St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 14 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Statue in yard of Josiah Quincy. 2nd mayor of Boston & 16th president of Harvard. Aided construction of Quincy Market. Sculpted by Thomas Ball in 1879. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Old City Hall is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

14. Old City Hall

7.7
45 School St (at Province St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 14 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Outside is a statue representing the Democratic party. Symbol originated in 1828 when opponents called Andrew Jackson a jack***. Mr. Jackson made the jest his party's symbol. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Commodore John Barry Monument is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

15. Commodore John Barry Monument

Boston Common (Tremont Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: One of 4 works by artist John Paramino within Boston Common. Honors Barry who is recognized as the "Father of the American Navy" after being appointed by George Washington. More info via blog.<LINK> Read more.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

16. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

9.0
Commonwealth Ave. (btwn Arlington St. & Mass Ave.), Boston, MA
Park · Back Bay East · 17 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: French-style boulevard established in 1856. Mall stretches 3/4 of a mile and 7 street blocks (each named alphabetically from A-H as you move away from Public Garden). More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Declaration of Independence Plaque is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

17. Declaration of Independence Plaque

Boston Common (Tremont Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Bronze plaque dedicated on 250th anniversary of U.S. independence (1925). Recreation of John Trumbell's famous painting in US Capitol. Text is "nearly" identical to actual DOI. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Edwin Upton Curtis Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

18. Edwin Upton Curtis Memorial

The Esplanade (Hatch Shell), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 0 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 2 large urns outside Hatch Shell pedestrian bridge are dedicated to Curtis. He was most noted for his somewhat controversial resolution to the Boston Police Strike in 1919. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Boston Founders Monument is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

19. Boston Founders Monument

50-52 Beacon St, Boston, MA
Monument / Landmark · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Depicts William Blackstone (city founder) welcoming Puritan John Winthrop & Puritans. As no one knew what Blackstone looked like the artist used then Boston mayor James Curley. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Massachhusetts 9/11/2001 Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

20. Massachhusetts 9/11/2001 Memorial

Arlington St (in the Boston Public Garden) (Newbury St), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 2004 addition to Boston Public Garden. Memorial to victims of 9/11. Designed by Victor Walker & lists 200 individuals who perished whom lived in MA or were originally from MA. More info via blog<LINK> Read more.

Gen. George S. Patton Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

21. Gen. George S. Patton Statue

The Esplanande (Hatch Shell), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Oversized statue by James Earle Fraser of former general known for quotes like, "The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his." More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

John Glover Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

22. John Glover Statue

Massachusetts
Outdoor Sculpture · Back Bay East · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Sculpted by Martin Moore (1875). Glover was brigadier general for Continental army in American Revolution. Best known for helping Washington ferry across Delaware River (1776). More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

George Robert White Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

23. George Robert White Memorial

Massachusetts
Other Great Outdoors · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Also known as "The Spirit of Giving" and "The Angel of the Waters." Sculpted by Daniel Chester French who is best known for having done the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. More info via our blog. Read more.

George Washington Equestrian Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

24. George Washington Equestrian Statue

6.4
Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 7 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: After a failed push to rename Boston Common after him, an equestrian statue was erected in his honor. His sword is known to disappear so often a series of spares are maintained. More info via our blog Read more.

Ether monument @ the public garden is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

25. Ether monument @ the public garden

Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 40' sculpture to celebrate 1st use of ether as anesthetic in nearby MA General Hospital. Mark Twain called it "made of hardy material but the lies it tells will outlast it." More info via our blog Read more.

Hungarian Revolution Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

26. Hungarian Revolution Memorial

Liberty Square (Water Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Financial District · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 18' bronze sculpture by Gyuri Hollosy in remembrance of anti-Communist riots in Hungary on 10/23/1956. Notice heads at bottom & hole in flag. Artist removed Communist symbol. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Irish Famine Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

27. Irish Famine Memorial

8.2
15 School St (at Washington St.), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Downtown Boston · 8 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Part of another walking trail in Boston (Irish Heritage Trail). Depicts family pre- and post arrival to America during Great Potato Famine. Read the 8 plaques around the plaza or read more in our blog Read more.

James Michael Curley Park is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

28. James Michael Curley Park

1 Union St, Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Downtown Boston · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Curley was a popular politician from 1920-1950. He served as 4x Mayor, Congressman and 53rd Governor of MA. Best known for winning seat on Board of Alderman while in prison. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Japanese Lantern (Boston Public Garden) is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

29. Japanese Lantern (Boston Public Garden)

Boston Public Garden (Arlington Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Artist unknown. Dates back to 16th century & came from a palace in Japan. Formerly located on island (then connected before city cut it off due to too many amorous incidents). More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Make Way For Ducklings is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

30. Make Way For Ducklings

8.7
Boston Public Garden (Beacon St and Charles St), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 19 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Kids love to climb atop Mrs. Mallard and her 8 ducklings. Added in 1987 atop cobblestones rescued from city. Make Way For Ducklings is the official children's book of MA. More info avail via our blog. Read more.

Maurice J. Tobin Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

31. Maurice J. Tobin Statue

The Esplanade (Hatch Shell), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Tobin was youngest individual ever elected to public office in the state of MA at the age of 25. Served as Mayor of Boston, Governor of MA, & US Senator. Statue dedicated 1958. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Papal Mass Plaque is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

32. Papal Mass Plaque

Boston Common (Charles Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 0 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Contains picture of Pope John Paul II. Dedicated 1981 in recognition of 1979 visit of Pope to U.S. on the 350th anniversary of founding of Boston. Over 400K people showed up. More info via blog.<LINK> Read more.

William Ellery Channing Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

33. William Ellery Channing Statue

Boston, MA
Other Great Outdoors · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Channing formerly preached to the congregation now located across road at Arlington Street Church from 1803-43. Known as Father of American Unitarianism. Statue erected 1903. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

34. Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

7.4
Beacon St (at Park St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 5 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens whom spent 14 year in its creation. Shaw's tale is best told via the 1989 film "Glory." Gaudens used 40 men to model for this work. More info available via our blog Read more.

Small Child Fountain is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

35. Small Child Fountain

Boston Public Garden (Arlington Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Located north of famous George Washington Equestrian statue. Sculpted by local artist Mary E. Moore. Fountain runs May-Sept. Tribute to innocence of youth. More info via blog. <LINK> Read more.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

36. Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Soldiers and Sailors Monument (at Boston Common), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Beacon Hill · 3 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 126 foot white granite monument dedicated to common persons who helped during the Civil War. Contains 4 bas-reliefs (1 on each side). To learn more about them and this monument check out our blog. Read more.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Statue (Boston Public Garden) is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

37. Tadeusz Kosciuszko Statue (Boston Public Garden)

Boylston Street (Hadassah Way), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Tadeusz was a Colonel in the American Revolution and friends of both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Statue was sculpted by local artist Alice Ruggles Kitson. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Thomas Cass Statue (Boston Public Garden) is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

38. Thomas Cass Statue (Boston Public Garden)

Boston Public Garden (Boylston Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Best known for leading the "Fighting 9th" Regiment for the Union Army during the Civil War. This is 2nd incarnation of this statue as the original was deemed unsatisfactory. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Trinity Church is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

39. Trinity Church

206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA
Church · Back Bay East · 17 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: To left of entrance is statue of former preacher Phillips Brooks by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (famous for Shaw Memorial in Boston Common). Brooks wrote O’ Little Town of Bethlehem. More via our blog. Read more.

Copley Square is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

40. Copley Square

9.2
Boylston St (at Dartmouth St), Boston, MA
Plaza · Back Bay East · 68 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Tortoise and Hare statue. Tribute to runners of Boston Marathon which ends near here. Created by Nancy Schon who also did Make Way for Ducklings statues. More via our blog Read more.

Wendell Phillips Statue is one of IWalked Boston's Public Art (Self-guided Tour).

41. Wendell Phillips Statue

199 Boylston Street (Charles Street), Boston, MA
Garden · Beacon Hill · 1 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Sculpted by Daniel Chester French (most famous for Lincoln Memorial). Phillips was a lawyer who quit his practice after hearing speech by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.