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Copley Square

by in Apr 2005
Copley Square
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St. James Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 781-893-8222
Copley Square
Photo/Art by Photo Courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Copley Square is located in Boston’s Back Bay, and it is the quintessential town square. Named for painter John Singleton Copley, festivals, farmers’ markets, concerts, and gatherings of all sorts have been held in Copley Square for years. And it’s the prime place for sight-seeing: Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, Old South Church, and the John Hancock Tower are all within sight! And since 1996, the Boston Marathon has finished at Copley Square.

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Yankee Magazine April 2011

Recent redevelopment has transformed an uninviting plaza into a swirl of civic activity, with farmers’ markets, concerts, and even folk dancing on Tuesday nights in July and August. The anchors are H. H. Richardson’s architectural masterpiece, Trinity Church (617-536-0944); the gorgeously restored Boston Public Library (617-536-5400); and the John Hancock Tower.

Yankee Magazine April 2005

Recent redevelopment has transformed a once-dusty and uninviting plaza into a swirl of civic activity, with farmer’s markets, lunchtime concerts and even folk-dancing on Tuesday nights in July and August. The schedules keep changing, but Copley Square is always a happening place. If today’s activity doesn’t suit you, use the time to visit H.H. Richardson’s architectural masterpiece, Trinity Church (617-536-0944; guided tours daily (except on days with special services) on the hour from 8 -11 and 1-4; $5. Self-guided tours; $2 suggested donation. Call 617-536-0944 for group tours), or take a tour of the gorgeously restored Boston Public Library, (617-536-5400, ext. 2216., Mon. 2:30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 6, Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.; free. Group tours must call at least 2 weeks in advance)

Yankee Magazine April 2003

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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