Rowes Wharf
Rowes Wharf

Rowes Wharf

Staden Boston har länge haft nära band till vattnet, och en av de moderna utvecklingen längs vattnet är Rowes Wharf, byggd på ett historiskt batteri.

Rowes Wharf byggdes 1987, och de mest synliga delarna av utvecklingen är det massiva Boston Harbor Hotel och den välvtäckta gången genom hotellet som matar in på Boston Harbor. Det finns restauranger, barer och butiker, och under sommaren är en flytande scen precis utanför stranden inrättad för konserter och filmer. Bryggan är också ett nav för vattentransport, inklusive vattentaxi till och från Logan flygplats.

Den första konstruktionen i detta område var på 1660-talet när South Battery byggdes för att skydda staden. John Rowe köpte fastigheten lite mer än 100 år senare och byggde den första Rowes Wharf. Vid 1900-talet var kajen tillräckligt nedslagen för att den krävde en större översyn.

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Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110

The basics

Located on the Downtown Boston waterfront and developed during colonial times, Rowes Wharf today is a pedestrian stretch busy with bars and restaurants. The wharf is just a short walk from several of the city's top attractions—including the kid-friendly New England Aquarium—and offers quick access to the airport via water taxi. It's easy to walk from here to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Old State House, and other famous Freedom Trail sights.

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Things to know before you go

  • You can find water taxis departing from Rowes Wharf, offering access to destinations like the USS Constitution and New England Aquarium. 
  • For some of the best views in the area stop by Foster’s Rotunda, a public viewing deck located at 30 Rowes Wharf.
  • Save time by admiring the waterfront sights on a Boston Harbor sightseeing cruise. 
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How to get there

You can easily reach Rowes Wharf by ferry. You can buy tickets aboard the ships, or online before your trip. The metro—known as "the T" to locals—is also a convenient option. Take the blue line to the Aquarium stop. When you're walking from the stop, keep an eye out for the arched passageway along Atlantic Avenue that serves as the gateway to Rowes Wharf.

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When to get there

Though you can visit anytime, the Boston waterfront is quite chilly—and breezy—in the late fall and winter months. If you stop by in summertime, you can enjoy seasonal concerts, dine alfresco at one of the nearby eateries, or stop by for family-friendly movie nights. Plan a visit before the weather turns, between mid-May and mid-October.

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Exploring the Boston Freedom Trail

Rowes Wharf is a short walk from several sights included on the Boston Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) stretch comprising key sights of importance in the American Revolution. You can easily walk to the Boston Massacre Site and Faneuil Hall, while Boston Common and the Granary Burying Ground aren't far. Learn more as you go with a guided walking tour, which typically include rich stories for each of these famous landmarks.

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