Boston Common is the oldest U.S. city park with origins from 1634. The land was once owned by William Blaxton, Boston’s first resident from Europe. It was used as a public cow pasture for two centuries. Today, the 50 acre park is an oasis in the center of Boston. Seen here is the skyline of Back Bay. You will go their later. First you will explore the historic Beacon Hill, North End, Seaport and Financial District. Your circular walking tour will return to Boston Common.