The Boston Freedom Rally is held on the Boston Common, in the shadows of the State House on Beacon Hill. With over 10,000 people expected to attend this year’s rally, it is strongly recommended that rally goers utilize public transportation to get to the Common. If you choose to drive, there is paid parking available in the Boston Common parking garage, located below the Common, but only if you arrive very early in the day.
The Boston Common can be easily accessed by the MBTA’s Red, Green and Silver lines, and is a very short walk from the Orange Line. Take any inbound train to Park Street (Red and Green lines) or Boylston (Green or Silver line). If utilizing the Orange Line, take the Chinatown stop and walk the three short blocks to the Common. Numerous buses also frequent the area, visit MBTA.com for more information.
Numerous MBTA commuter rail trains connect the region to the City of Boston. Visit MBTA.com for schedules. Amtrak also overs daily service from the East coast of the United States to Boston.
From North Station:
Take any inbound Green Line trolley (B, C, D or E) 3 stops to Park Street.
From South Station:
Take the Red Line towards Alewife two stops to Park Street.
From Logan International Airport:
Take the Blue line inbound towards Bowdin or Government Center to the last stop, Government Center (Bowdin station is closed on Weekends). From there, take any inbound Green Line trolley 1 stop to Park Street. Alternatively, you can take the Silver line to South Station, followed by the Red Line towards Alewife two stops to Park Street.
The Boston Common Garage can easily be reached from the following directions:
From the Masspike (I 90)
Take Masspike Eastbound
Take the Prudential Exit
Stay right for Copley Place
Continue on Stuart Street and take left on Charles St South which will turn into Charles St after the first traffic light.
From the Southeast Expressway (I 93/RT. 3 North)
Take exit 20 toward I-90, Airport & South Station
Take a left toward South Station
At the light Turn LEFT (West) onto Kneeland St
Kneeland St becomes Stuart St
Turn RIGHT (North) onto [Charles St South]-follow it to Charles St [1 block]
From 93 South
Take exit 26 toward Storrow Drive-North Station
Follow Storrow Drive Heading Westbound:
Take the Backbay/Copley Square exit (be sure to stay in the left lane, since it’s a left lane exit)
Once off the exit, take a left at light
Take first right onto Arlington Street
Proceed through set of lights
At second light, take a left onto Boylston Street
Go straight through lights
At second light, take a left onto Charles Street
Take a right into Boston Common Garage (Below the Boston Common Park)
From Storrow Drive
Take the Downtown Boston exit (right lane exit)
Follow the direction above from westbound
If You Get Lost
Head for the golden dome of the State House on Beacon Street, and follow the sweet smell of freedom.