Boston Sports Tours
Fenway Park - Boston Red Sox
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, Massachusetts
Fenway Park is one of the remaining parks in the league that maintains the name they had since opening day, in this case almost one hundred years ago in 1912. In case you are not familiar with the history of the Boston Red Sox we'll let some name dropping do the talking; Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl “Yaz” Yastremski, Carlton Fisk, Wade Boggs, and Roger Clemens to name a few. However, better known history may be the “Curse of the Bambino”, the inexplicable sale of Babe Ruth to the NY Yankees in 1918, that catapulted the Boston Red Sox into an over eight decade championship drought. The losing streak ended in 2004 with a World Series championship win over the St. Louis Cardinals, providing patient and loyal Boston fans with a victory for both the current and past generations, even though their faith never wavered. 2007 gave the Red Sox yet another World Series win solidifying the fact that they are here to stay, just like their landmark field of Fenway Park. A tour of the ballpark will provide attendees with an up close and personal look into the history of both the Boston Red Sox and it's home “plate” within the scope of a 50 minute walking tour, led by an official Fenway Park Tour Guide.
WINTER HOURS: November 2010 - March 31, 2011. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily; tours run on the hour until 3 p.m.
NON-GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; tours run every hour on the hour until 4 p.m.
GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - three and a half hours prior to game time; tours run every hour on the hour until three and a half hours prior to game time.
Children (3-15): $10.00
Group tours are available (minimum of 40 people). Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for more information.
TOUR TICKET INFORMATION
Fenway Park Tour tickets are sold at the Red Sox Ticket Office on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Fenway Park Tour tickets are sold at the Team Store on Yawkey Way when the Ticket Office is closed.
TD Garden - Boston Celtics & Boston Bruins
100 Legends Way, Boston, MA
The home of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins had undergone a series of name changes over the decades. The best known was the Boston Garden which maintained – albeit in disarray at times - since 1928 and was home to a series of record breaking and worthy world championships for both the Celtics and the Bruins, while barely holding hoards of passionate Bostonians in its mere capacity of under 15,000. In 1993, the old Garden would become a place of history for the teams when a new arena, known briefly as Shawmut – not catchy at all – Center and switched to the Fleet – catchier – Center in 1995 when it opened. In 2005, the Fleet Center would be purchased by TD Bank and named TD Garden, “TD” short for Toronto (as in Canada) Dominion. Not very “Boston”, but at least it kept its green color so pertinent to the Irish town. While there is no official tour of the new garden, a trip to the Boston Sports Museum on site will satisfy any and all desires to learn and see everything you need in regards to your favorite parquet floored and ice surfaced champions. The Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins hold title to dominating championships in their respective professional sports; the Celtics with an NBA record 17, and the Bruins at second place in the NHL with 5. A history of sports in Boston is a history of success.
The Sports Museum is open each and every day (Saturdays and Sundays included) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM except for the following days when we are closed due to TD Garden events and holidays:
Saturday, March 26
Sunday, March 27
Saturday, April 2
Saturday, April 9
Sunday, April 24
*Note: Hours subject to change upon reasonable advance notice.
Adults -- $10
Children (10-18) and Seniors (60+) -- $5
Children Under 10 -- Free
Library Members -- Free
School visits and group rates available.
Visitors may purchase admission tickets at the TD Garden Box Office, located on the west side of the North Station platform, next to the Boston Bruins Proshop. If the Garden Box Office is closed, you can purchase tickets in the Proshop. The Museum's entrance is located at The Premium Club's private entrance also located on the west side.
For more information on The Museum and its exhibits, please call 617.624.1235 during regular weekday business hours. For Group and Tour information, call 617.624.1240.
Gillette Stadium – New England Patriots
1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA
Sorry folks, nothing exciting to report here. There are no official tours of Gillette Stadium or any part of it as of yet, and no Patriots sports museum either. In fact, there are a few websites out there that claim that there is a 30 minute tour of the arena. There are. However, what they neglect to tell you is that this 30 minute tour is for anyone considering holding an event at the site. Given the almost 70,000 person capacity of Gillette Stadium its safe to say that unless you are planning a royal wedding or P-Diddy's birthday party with the disposable funds to do so, our guess is that the average Joe or Jane won't be able to take advantage of the “tour”. If you do in fact own or work for some sort of event planning promotions company and can pass through what we would assume is a screening process by Gillette Stadium management (at least get phoney business cards printed up or something) to ensure that you are not wasting their time, then you can call (508) 384-4378 to set an appointment.
Aside from providing you with a “heads up” before heading to the Gillette Stadium under false pretenses, we included the home of the New England Patriots on this Boston sports tours list because for those able to come by and catch a New England pro football game, there is a pretty solid on site Patriots Pro Shop where you can browse Patriots paraphernalia and as well, be sure to arrive in the neighborhood early enough to take advantage of all that the surrounding Patriot Place has to offer fans of both the Patriots, the Revolution (the pro soccer team, not some anti-establishment rally) and the bustling New England sports community of Greater Boston, Massachusetts.
ProShop at Gillette Stadium - Hours of Operation