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Fenway Park

Fenway Park – Everyone in the family will enjoy a baseball game at Fenway Park, an old-fashioned stadium and home of the Red Sox. Babe Ruth pitched winning games for the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but between 1816 and 2004, the Red Sox didn’t win a World Series. In 2012, the ball park turned 100 years old!

The stadium has many quirky features, including a high green wall (the "green monster") that often obstructs home runs. Kids can wear their own Red Sox shirts to get into the spirit of the game – click here for the schedule.


Museum of Fine Arts – The Museum of Fine Arts is a “biggie,” so start your visit early in the day. Make a beeline for the Impressionist Room where you’ll see Renoir’s Dance at Bougival and girls picking flowers in a meadow, and paintings by Gaugin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Money and Cassatt, plus Degas’ bronze sculpture of a ballet dancer. Choose a culture to explore in different galleries – Egyptian, Roman, Greek, arts of Africa and Oceania. And don’t miss paintings by American artists, especially Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley – a cabin boy goes overboard and a big shark opens wide to take a bite.

Tip: Admission is included in the Go BostonCard.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - A visit to the Gardner Museum is to step inside Mrs. Gardners’s home, a Venetian-style palazzo filled with art works. The ground-floor courtyard with fountains and tropical plants is especially welcome in winter. Upstairs, there are tapestries of lords and ladies, French stained glass windows, an exquisite Christ Child in the Temple by Giotto, and Self-Portrait by Rembrandt. It’s a unique museum environment, but the Gardener isn’t a comfortable museum for small children, and even with older kids you'll want to find out in advance what to see, as none of the artworks are labeled. Click here for a guide to the galleries.
    Back Bay Fens – Between the museums and Fenway Park is a rather run down park area with a muddy lagoon, marshy plants, grass covered with bird poop, and pushy geese. We’d give it a miss in the daytime, and after dark it’s certainly to be avoided.
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Fenway Fever
John H. Ritter

Freddy "Stats" Pagano loves the Red Sox, tracks every statistic on the team, and helps out in his dad's hot dog stand, just outside the ball park. It's the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, but it seems that the curse of the Bambino has returned. Can a boy with a big heart, and the hometown pitcher find a magical solution in a midnight trip to Fenway Park? (Chaper book)


The Fenway Foul-Up
David A. Kelly, Mark Meyers

Kate and Mike are at Fenway Park to watch batting practice, but everything starts to go wrong when the lucky bat for Boston's star slugger is stolen. Mystery, plus fun facts and baseball lore. (Chapter book)


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Zachary's Ball
Matt Tavares

Zachary and his dad are in the stands at Fenway Park, when a foul ball comes their way. Picking up the ball, Zachary magically finds himself out onto the field, pitching for the Red Sox. Terrific illustrations capture the joy of baseball at Fenway Park. (Picture book)


Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse
David Kelly, Tim Jessell

Story of Babe Ruth, the years he played for Boston (and won five World Series with his pitching), the jinx of the Red Sox, and finally, once again the team was a winner. (Easy reader)


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F is for Fenway
Jerry Pallotta

Boston's historic ball park and home of the Red Sox, Fenway Park from from A to Z, with plenty of fascinating facts and detailed illustrations. "G is for Green Monster. You never know where the ball may fall when you're up against the wall." (Picture book)


More children's books on other Boston pages
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