Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Boston Irish Famine Memorial
4
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • State • 3 min walk
  • Downtown Crossing • 4 min walk
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles108 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
45
Average
23
Poor
2
Terrible
2

Rob G
Bedfordshire, UK96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Interesting area if the history isn't known. There are things to read and hopefully teach and educate people about the past.
Small little seating area right outside walgreens. Next to the free book library.
Written November 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Boston Irish
Boston, MA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We attended the 25th anniversary of the Irish Famine Memorial in Boston, held on June 28, 2023. The twin sculptures and part were restored this spring, and the park looks beautiful. The ceremony included reflections from the sculptor, Robert Shure, and various Irish leaders, public officials and businesses. Live Irish music was performed, and a local priest blessed the park and those who gathered.
Written July 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Zoe O'Haillin
Indianapolis, IN52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Both my husband and I are of Irish heritage. So, seeing the Famine Memorial was on our list of to-dos when visiting Boston for the first time. We actually stumbled across it quite by accident on our way to dinner our first night. It's in a rather unexpected yet highly visible place with plenty of foot traffic. Surely thousands of people pass it each day without giving it a second thought. So, be sure to stop and check it out if you see it - and be sure to read the plaques.

Having visited Ireland, we've seen many famine memorials and museums. So, it was very nice to see a memorial that approaches the history from the other side of the Atlantic. The plaques offered the Boston point of view and helped demystify the reasons behind Boston's strong ties to Irish heritage.
Written November 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX430 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The famine memorial is located on a triangular bit of land in downtown Boston. It is tidy and neatly landscaped, but that's about it. The statues are not impressive and it's difficult to tell from the street what they represent. Too, the memorial is simply overwhelmed by the skyscrapers on most sides. And it's very easily overlooked, given the other historical sites just a few paces away.
Written October 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travel R
Rochester, MN2,028 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Fairly moving piece of art if you research the history and the timing of events during the heavy migrations of Irish in the past.
Written July 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AmieMo
Provo, UT77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I was surprised to walk upon this while following the freedom trail. Excellent capture of emotions. Beautiful part of the city.
Written February 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

leaholden
207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A great monument to visit and a quick stop. They did a great job of explaining the famine, it's laid out very nicely.
Written October 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Connie C
Dallas, TX795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very well done monument. There are plaques to explain the potato famine and how the Irish made their way to America. There’s also a tribute to the successful contributors to Boston.
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

big-bill3
Bristol, UK282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
this is on the Freedom Trail. Its well worth a few moments. A moving tribute to the movement of Irish migrants
Written May 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

asullivan2019
Boston, MA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a good place to stop by while you are in Boston, just to put your own life in perspective. It is a little depressing but quite an eye-opener. Not a destination spot but a good one to catch while you are in town anyway.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 89
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Boston Irish Famine Memorial

All Boston HotelsBoston Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Boston
All things to do in Boston
Day Trips in Boston
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars