Symphony Hall in Boston (and How to Tour for Free!)
Symphony Hall is one of the country’s premier concert halls and it’s a beautiful Boston landmark. It is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and if your budget and time allows, we highly recommend attending a concert. Symphony Hall was built in 1900 as one of the first auditoriums to be designed with acoustics in mind and is still one of the best sounding venues in the world.
How to Get There
Symphony Hall is located at 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston MA. There are several parking garages in the area, including one at Symphony Hall itself, and another down the street at the Prudential Center.
Public Transportation: Symphony Hall is located near 3 T stops, the Symphony stop on the Green “E” line, the Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green B, C, D lines, and the Mass Ave stop on the Orange line.
Free Tours of Boston’s Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall in Boston offers free tours during the Boston Symphony’s season, from October – May. These tours are led by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers and include lots of tidbits about the musicians, conductors and history of the building and the Symphony. The tour will take you through all of the public spaces in the building, as well as some behind-the-scenes areas whenever possible.
You’ll see Beethoven’s name over the stage, but just his. The directors could only agree on including him.
Tours begin at the Massachusetts Ave lobby entrance, they are offered select Wednesday at 4pm and every other Saturday at 330pm. They are free, but you need to register in advance, which you can do here.