It is known that America’s favorite pastime is the sport of baseball. From Babe Ruth to Jackie Robinson to Barry Bonds, baseball has grown and evolved to support the American culture. If there is one constant in Major League Baseball, it would have to be the iconic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Opening its gates in 1912, Fenway is the oldest standing ballpark within Major League Baseball and is home to the 2013 World Series Champions: The Boston Red Sox.
When visiting Boston, you have the opportunity to take a walking tour of Fenway and go back through over 100 years of baseball history. Excluding Wrigley Field (which opened in 1914), there is only one other ballpark that has been running for over 50 years; that of course is Dodger Stadium, which opened its doors in 1962.
Taking a tour of Fenway Park is most likely to be the most interesting part of your trip to Boston. With its reasonable prices (no ticket is more $16), the one-hour tour will take you all around the ballpark with more stories than you can imagine. A highlight of the tour would have to be going up to the press box; it provides for the greatest view of the entire ballpark and you learn all about the manual scoreboard that is just below the Green Monster. Sit in the same spot where Brad Pitt sat during the filming of the movie “Moneyball,” and take a moment to admire the historical ballpark in front of your eyes.
As you loop around the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, imagine Babe Ruth taking his stance on the pitcher’s mound or David Ortiz holding his 2013 MVP award at the World Series. From the early 1900’s to today, Fenway Park has continued to add to its rich history, making it one of the most loved ballparks in baseball.