Cambridge Common, Cambridge
Categories: Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Cambridge Common is a public park in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is located near Harvard Square and borders on several parts of Harvard University. This park is a popular place to play kickball, softball, soccer, and frisbee. The north end of the park has a large playground. The park is maintained by the Cambridge Department of Public Works.HistoryGeneral George Washington gathered troops on Cambridge Common during the American Revolutionary War. A commemorative plaque marks the location of the Washington Elm, a tree under which legend claims Washington stood as he first assumed command of the Continental Army. Nearby is a trio of bronze cannons, a plaque for Henry Knox, and another for Tadeusz Kościuszko.Slightly southeast of the center of the Common is a memorial to the American Civil War with a statue of Abraham Lincoln in a covered area near the base of the memorial. On top of the memorial is a statue of a soldier.Cambridge Common is also the site of an Irish Famine Memorial, dedicated on July 23, 1997 by then President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and unveiled to an audience of 3,000 people. The Memorial sculpture was created by Maurice Harron, a sculptor from Derry, Northern Ireland. There is a similar memorial in downtown Boston.Plan to visit Cambridge Common and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cambridge attractions using our Cambridge vacation generator.
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After endless construction, Cambridge Common has undergone a bit of a facelift. There's some history attached, but the highlight for me (and my granddaughter) is the wonderful playground.
Kemp Playground on the edge of the common is the greatest playground I have ever seen. There is a giant sandpit, and a water pump. There are also buckets on pulleys, a conveyor belt, and other buildin... read more »
The common is a wonderful area and our favorite was walking the store fronts on Mass. Ave. and everyone was quite friendly.
The food here is Just Okay, relatively cheap, so you get what you pay for... and they have several beers on Tap, Their wings are really good I would get the hot ones, the nachos are good too. I tried the meatloaf, and it was good, served with mashed potatoes and green beans The Service meh..okay, It took a long time for the server to get our drinks, not sure why when the location didn't appear to busy.
My husband and I went on our first date here 10 years ago to drink beer and eat deep fried pickles. 10 years, 5 states, and three children later, we are back drinking beer and eating deep fried pickles. Wishing you all great food and big love at this special place.
I have eaten here over 50 times. It's always been a good experience. Sunday brunch menu is fantastic. Very large orange juices!
Cambridge Common is not the first bar you think of when you think of Harvard area bars, but it should be! It's only a ten minute walk from the square. The drink selection is great and the prices are super low. Drinks go as low as 6-7 bucks. There also is tons of seating and booths, and the physical space is also very roomy. Also, the comfort food style appetizers (and classier stuff if that's your cup of tea) are also less than 10 dollars commonly. Very affordable. Highly recommend!
This typical American bar has a good selection of craft beers including a rotating cask selection. The bartenders are friendly. The place can get a little crowded making it a moderate chore, but certainly not impossible, to find a seat at the bar.
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