1. point: 1 of 11

    The Fenway Tour begins along Brookline Ave at the Simmons College Residence Campus north of BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    'The Simmons College Residential Campus abuts Brookline Avenue, Wheelock College, and the Winsor School and has over 1,100 beds.  The residential campus is located a block away from the Academic Campus. Athletic activity at Simmons centers around the William J. Holmes Sports and Fitness Center, a $10 million, 60,000 square foot facility located just steps from Simmons' nine residence halls.

     

    When ready to proceed on the Tour, tap 'Next Point.' To return to the Tour Overview, tap 'Back to Tour.'

    Address:

    291 Brookline Ave

    42.341578340387485, -71.10439440954815
    118
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    Fenway-Kenmore is most recognized as the home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox. West Fenway has recently evolved into a mixed-use "live-work-play" neighborhood. Several mixed-use towers hosting residential units with ground floor retail have been constructed in recent years, dramatically changing the skyline of the neighborhood. The area is adjacent to East Fenway which is home to a significant cultural community including the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony Hall.

    42.342573, -71.103253
    43
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    New retail on this stretch of Boylston Street (and Kilmarnock Street) includes restaurants, shops, and Target. There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities in The Fenway. 

    42.34390748263436, -71.10007816319467
    44
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    The Fenway neighborhood, long a haven for college students and Red Sox fans, is evolving from its scruffy past in a recent development boom. Looking north from this intersection, the High Spine developments  of Boston's Back Bay skyline are visible. 

    42.34458078851078, -71.09788911656761
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  5. point: 5 of 11

    Constructed in 1912, Fenway Park is under consideration as a Boston Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is historically important as a location associated with a community, for the history of the sport of baseball, for momentous team moments and for nationally important baseball players, such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski. It is referred to as "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" and has spawned legends such as "the Curse of the Bambino" (the 86-year Boston Red Sox losing streak following the trade of Babe Ruth). Interior views feature the left field "green monster" and the iconic Citgo sign. Daily tours are available for purchase online up to 30 days prior to each tour date. A limited number of tickets are available, for walk-up purchase daily, on a first-come, first-served basis only at this Tour Office (Gate D).

    Address:

    4 Yawkey Way

    42.345495, -71.09819700000003
    46
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    The Official Red Sox Team Store contains novelties, memorabilia, clothing, and Fenway Park merchandise.  The store was founded by the D’Angelos, twin brothers and entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work and dedication, the brothers were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sport and style.

    Address:

    19 Yawkey Way

    42.345945, -71.098588
    47
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    This iconic and storied landmark signage has dominated the Fenway skyline since 1940. An unlikely icon (it advertises a Venezuelan-owned oil corporation) its classic lines still delight Red Sox fans and tourists. Its formerly neon-lit marketing of petroleum represents a less energy-conscious, automobile-dominated period of America's cultural history. Technically innovative in the history of advertising signs, today the Citgo sign is illuminated with approximately 218,000 energy efficient LED lights that were installed in 2010.

    Address:

    660 Beacon Street

    42.346614, -71.09903800000001
    48
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    Shopping options along this stretch of Brookline Avenue include retail, restaurants, bars, and fitness centers. You can grab a bite, enjoy an IPA, or shop for home goods. 

    42.34469080680595, -71.10113927976226
    49
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    Landmark Center is a commercial center situated in a limestone and brick art deco building built in 1929 as a Sears Roebuck and Company mail order store. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Boston Landmark. The Landmark Center has over 1.5 million square feet of interior space including a variety of retail (fitness, food, home supplies, art supplies, and sporting goods) and a nine-screen theatre. 

    Address:

    401 Park Drive

    42.343367245406704, -71.10263049602503
    39
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    The Muddy River 'daylighting' project re-opened parts of the river that have been covered over the years, installed larger culverts to improve water flow, and made other habitat and landscape improvements to the parklands surrounding the river between the Riverway and Avenue Louis Pasteur."  The naming of the parkland honors the late Justine M. Liff, who served as Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner from 1996 until her untimely passing in 2002. The Riverway is once again connected to the Back Bay Fens section of the Emerald Necklace.

    42.343118, -71.10300999999998
    51
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    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. In 1996, Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital merged to form BIDMC.  The hospital has 651 licensed beds, including 473 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds and 60 OB/GYN beds.  BIDMC received $132 million in NIH funding in 2016. 

    Address:

    330 Brookline Avenue

    42.33915302433042, -71.10685142778624
    27

Fenway

distance: More than a mile
points: 11
type: Shopping/Retail

The Fenway Neighborhood provides a dynamic set of attractions: the world-famous stadium, rapidly evolving mixed-use architecture, and proximity to the Emerald Necklace (1.5 miles).

 

The Fenway Tour begins on Brookline Avenue, next to Simmons Residence Campus, just north of BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

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The Fenway Neighborhood provides a dynamic set of attractions: the world-famous stadium, rapidly evolving mixed-use architecture, and proximity to the Emerald Necklace (1.5 miles).

 

The Fenway Tour begins on Brookline Avenue, next to Simmons Residence Campus, just north of BIDMC. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org