New England Holocaust Memorial

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98 Union St.

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

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Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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Gaze up at the six 54-foot-tall glass towers that comprise the New England Holocaust Memorial, and you're bound to be awestruck. Erected in 1995, each haunting tower is etched with numbers – the 6 million numbers represent the Holocaust's victims, while the towers represent the six major death camps. There is also a granite path covered in quotes from survivors that leads visitors inside the towers. 

Recent visitors described walking through the columns as an emotionally charged and unforgettable experience. Plus, the monument's location next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace make it extremely convenient to see. 

The New England Holocaust Memorial, which is free to visit 24 hours a day, resides in Carmen Park in downtown Boston. You can get to the memorial by taxi, car, bus or subway. The closest "T" stations are Haymarket and Government Center, and a parking garage is available just south of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Groups with 10 or more people can request free guided tours through the memorial's website.

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