One Weekend. Your City Unlocked.
Taking place June 4–5, 2016, the Common Boston festival is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. From civic spaces to sacred interiors to hidden infrastructure and everything in between, the festival weekend's "open house" format offers the public open access to significant spaces and places—many not open to the public, and all for free!
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We hope you can join us... Great adventures await!
2016 Festival Partners
Ayer Mansion, Boston Architectural College, Boston Public Library (Central, Honan-Allston, East Boston, Parker Hill, Hyde Park), BSA Space, Cambridge City Hall, Christ Church Cambridge, Church of the Covenant, District Hall, Dorchester Heights Monument, Eliot Hall and the Footlight Club, Eliot School of Fine Arts, Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Shattuck Visitor Center, Ether Dome and the Bulfinch Building at Massachusetts General Hospital, Fenway Studios, Fenway Victory Gardens, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, GrandTen Distilling, Hibernian Hall, The Innovation and Design Building, The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market, Loring-Greenough House, Lunder Art Center at Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Design and Media Center and Treehouse Residence Hall, Midway Artist Studios, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Nichols House Museum, Old North Church, Historic New England's Otis House, Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Restoration Resources, Strand Theatre, South Street Farm by Groundwork Somerville, Urbano Project, The Vilna Shul, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Dorchester Historical Society (William Clapp, Capt. Lemuel Clapp, James Blake Houses), Y2Y Harvard Square, YMCA of Greater Boston