Boston’s most cherished landmark isn’t Bunker Hill or the Tea Party Ships, but rather old Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. A must-see for sports enthusiasts as well as history and architecture buffs, Fenway Park is famous for its uniquely shaped playing field and towering left field wall known as the Green Monster.
In the hearts of die-hard Bostonians, Fenway Park is the site of the city’s greatest dramas and worst defeats. If you can’t catch a game, step inside America’s oldest ballpark and explore its storied history on a walking tour of the stadium, during which you can sit inside the press box, visit the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and check out baseball’s oldest ballpark seats. Most Boston city sightseeing tours pass by Fenway Park, whether by bike, pedicab, or coach. Hop-on hop-off trolley tours also stop at the beloved ballpark, and a Go Boston Card provides free access to Fenway Park tours.
Things to Know Before You Go
- A variety of food options are available inside the park, including famous New England clam chowder and lobster rolls.
- Tickets to Red Sox games can be hard to come by—you may only be able to find single seats and obstructed-view tickets if you don't plan ahead, although some standing-room-only tickets are sold on game day.
- The park is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Fenway Park is located just south of Kenmore Square, on Yawkey Way. It is easily accessible via the MBTA subway, known as “the T,” from Fenway Station on foot. Paid public parking is available nearby, but this can fill up quickly—especially on game days.
When to Get There
Boston Red Sox baseball games are held from April to September, although stadium tours are offered year-round. On game days, the last tour departs three hours prior to game time. In summer, the ballpark hosts music concerts from world-renowned artists.
Fenway Park History
Historic Fenway Park echoes with reminders of the past. In the right field bleachers section, a lone red seat commemorates Ted Williams’ 502-foot (153-meter) home run, while baseball’s oldest scoreboard brings to mind contentious games between the Red Sox and their greatest rival: the New York Yankees. The legendary Green Monster, built in 1912, continues to top the charts as the highest wall in baseball at 37.17 feet (11.3 meters).