Free Fun in the Boston Area

Looking for free things to do in and around Boston this summer? Here are just a few things that you can do that won't cost you a dime:

Stargaze at the BU Observatory, Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm

Go to the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, free on summer weekdays (Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm, and Thursday from 5-8 pm)

Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument for unparalleled views of the Boston skyline, then visit the Bunker Hill Museum

Check out one of the Massachusetts Farmers Markets

Bored on a Thursday night? Go to the ICA for free from 5 - 9 pm

Get your Boston history on! Take a tour of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Massachusetts State House, the USS Constitution Museum, the Commonwealth Museum, or tour the Freedom Trail

Visit the beautiful grounds of the Mount Auburn Cemetery - a National Landmark

Check out Castle Island and tour Fort Independence on Saturdays or Sundays

Stroll down Newbury Street, and wander into some of the 20+ art galleries

Learn about some of our local culture! Walk the Black Heritage Trail on your own, or take a guided tour; take a self-guided tour of the Irish Heritage Trail, and take The Ladies Walk - a self-guided, historical walk dedicated to Women's History in Boston

Cool off in the Splash Fountain at the Christian Science Center.