Boston Common By- Katerina S.

George Washington Statue

This statue is a large bronze sculpture of George Washington on a horse. It is one of the largest and most impressive sculptures in the Boston Common. This statue was made in 1859 by donations alone. The statue was completed after four years, but because it was built during the Civil War there was a shortage of bronze that postponed it being completed.

Make Way for Ducklings

This sculpture in the Boston Common is considered it's most famous. These 9 sculptures of Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings attract thousands of visitors every year. The statues were inspired by the book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCluskey. Every season, the ducks are decorated in clothing that represents current events. If it is Christmas time, the ducks are decorated with Santa hats, if the Bruins win a game, they are adorned with hockey jerseys.

Swan Boats

These boats have been taking people around for about 15 minutes since 1677. In warm months you can go for a ride around the lagoon; which is actually an artificial lake. It stretches for about 4 acres and is only 4 feet deep!

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