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Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Washington St., Boston, MA
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Somehow I found this place very picturesque. The beautiful memorial and surrounding buildings have an interesting atmosphere, which is difficult to describe, although it is very busy and crowded. And of course it is educative. You will find a lot of information about Irish famine...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I did not know this was here, and I would not recommend going out of your way to find it. However, it's smack in the middle of the Freedom Trail. Stop # 8 (Bookstore) and #9 (Old South Meeting House) are on either side of...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Read the history before you visit and it will help you to experience this place. I was reading about Memorial and it brought me to connect to the past. Walking distance in Boston down area and you can see many nice restaurants nearby.

Thank Soe S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are passing nearby stop at this memorial, but not sure it is worth going out of your way for. Given the large numbers of Irish who came to Boston during the potato famine, it is appropriate that this memorial is in a fairly...More

1  Thank Lake J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I must admit that the help Bostonians gave was news to me and I was very impressed by the sculptures and the writings. I recommend any visitor to Boston to look for it and give their respect.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

It is not on The Freedom Trail, but you will walk past it. It is worth a quick diversion. This park commemorates the Great Famine of 1845. Potatoes were the principal crop of Ireland, and when the blight, mold, hit, many of the poor starved....More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Guess this is very symbolic but really it , at least for me was nothing special. I would not go out of my way to see this, but it was on a walk I did.

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful tribute to a previous generation of Irish people. Great History lesson for current and future generations.

1  Thank Muyenga91
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful memorial. Definitely worth seeing. It's near the Freedom Trail. It's a very touching tribute to the Irish and what they endured to get to America.

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We found this memorial accidentally while walking the Freedom Trail. It's definitely something that is worth checking out. Take 10 minutes, read the plaques that are part of the memorial and learn some interesting history. The famine is directly tied to Boston because many of...More

2  Thank Brooklet425
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