To Do Today: Tour Fenway Park
A unique behind-the-scenes peek into nation’s oldest ballpark
Tours are held daily on the hour, from 9 am to 5 pm on non–game days, and from 9 am until three hours before the start of a home game.
19 Jersey St., Boston
$21 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Why should I go?
Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, is the nation’s oldest Major League ballpark. Dedicated fans who show up routinely for games get to see only a bit of what’s been billed as America’s most beloved ballpark. But the daily one-hour guided tours give fans a fascinating overview of the history of Fenway and the team that has called it home since 1912, when what was once marshland was transformed into a baseball stadium.
Visitors will learn what makes Fenway unique—like the fact that it boasts baseball’s oldest manual scoreboard—and can view the lone red seat in the right field bleachers section 42 commemorating Ted Williams’ 502-foot home run in 1946.
You’ll also get to decide for yourself which section of the ballpark offers the best views. Take a rest in the grand slam seats, or in the park’s famous Green Monster seats, located just above the highest wall in baseball—37 feet, 2 inches. The coveted seats can cost upwards of $650 during select games.
Tour takers also get an exclusive walk-through of the ballpark’s press box and a chance to view some of the stadium’s collection of more than 170,000 artifacts and 150,000 photographs. Tour guides recount highlights of the Red Sox 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series wins.
It’s a fascinating way to celebrate an iconic Boston landmark while learning more about some of baseball’s greatest legends.
Note: face masks are required for tour takers and guides in public areas. Hand sanitizer is available and social distancing is enforced throughout the tour.