We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Washington St., Boston, MA
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 300.00*
and up
Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Washington St., Boston, MA
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (44)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guess this is very symbolic but really it , at least for me was nothing special. I would not go out of my way to see this, but it was on a walk I did.

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful tribute to a previous generation of Irish people. Great History lesson for current and future generations.

1  Thank Muyenga91
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful memorial. Definitely worth seeing. It's near the Freedom Trail. It's a very touching tribute to the Irish and what they endured to get to America.

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We found this memorial accidentally while walking the Freedom Trail. It's definitely something that is worth checking out. Take 10 minutes, read the plaques that are part of the memorial and learn some interesting history. The famine is directly tied to Boston because many of...More

1  Thank Brooklet425
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Found this as we were walking the freedom trail . The connection between Ireland and Boston is obviously very strong and this is an excellent bronze memorial to commemorate that .. The famine was a terrible thing that blighted the nation and sent so many...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We came upon this memorial as we walked the city and paid our respects to an important part of history.

Thank Loren555
Reviewed 5 November 2016

While walking the Freedom Trail in Boston you can find this memorial across the street from the Old Corner Bookstore. It is an important and moving memorial to "An Gorta Mor" or "The Great Hunger," as the Irish potato famine is known. This is a...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This very touching memorial makes one think about tougher times and the difficulties in getting adjusted to the US. They state there that Irish could not apply to jobs when they were new to the country. Hopefully their descendants don’t treat new comers as their...More

Thank Cannuck1964
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Having the benefit of Irish ancestry and a natural curiosity about my roots, I was more than a little startled when I ran across this beautiful little remembrance of the Irish Potatoe Famine. This event forced the Irish to emigrate to the U.S. The two...More

Thank oldfriendx2002
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This 2 statue memorial set doesn't get the press it deserves. It's got a great story and we really enjoyed the statues and message. You should check this one out.

Thank wasntme58
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
Nearby Restaurants
Teatro Restaurant
413 reviews
.15 km away
Legal Crossing
323 reviews
.11 km away
The Q Restaurant
267 reviews
.12 km away
Caffe Nero
151 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Boston Opera House
219 reviews
.13 km away
Boston Ballet
108 reviews
.14 km away
268 reviews
.30 km away
Logan Airport Car Service
9 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Boston Irish Famine Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines