Here in New England, there are many individuals that can trace their roots back to Ireland. In the Boston area, especially, you may come across many Irish pubs and restaurants. One of the most well-known opportunities to celebrate this heritage is St. Patrick’s Day. The historically Irish South Boston area has held a parade to celebrate this holiday since 1901. The parade has always been held at 1 PM on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. The parade begins at the Broadway T-Station, and continues for a few miles through South Boston, and ends at Andrew Square.
For any Montage at Brookview residents who are interested in attending the parade, you can choose between driving and parking in the city, or leaving your vehicle at home and taking the train into Boston. If you choose to drive, you may want to prepare for traffic and leave with plenty of hours in advance, giving you time to find parking in the city. If you would like to take the train, the best time is the 10:40 AM which will have you arrive at South Station at 11:43 AM. The commuter rail stop in Franklin is conveniently located at Forge Park or 1000 W Central Street and a full list of train schedules can be seen here. The train fare will cost $10 and is recommended to download the MBTA app to purchase tickets. Once you reach South Station, you will want to switch to the subway and take the Red line to either the Andrew or Broadway stop. From here you can exit to the street and find a good spot to view the parade!
After the parade has ended and you decide it is time to head home you will want to reverse and take the subway back to South Station. From there, the trains will be departing roughly every 2 hours heading outbound to Franklin/Forge Park. A full list of the outbound schedule can be viewed here.
We hope that this guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Boston will aid in your planning for a safe and fun trip to see the parade and celebrate some of the city’s history.
This post was written by Brookview at Franklin