Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

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Though generations have come and gone, Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912.

The home of the Boston Red Sox resounds with the echoes of great baseball players: Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Collins, Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski, to name just a few.

Fenway Park is actually the second home for the Sox. In 1901, the Boston Americans became one of the charter members of the fledgling American League. The Americans played ball at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, now a part of Northeastern University's campus.

Boston Globe owner General Charles Henry Taylor, a Civil War veteran, bought the team for his son John I. Taylor in 1904. At various times were called the Puritans, Pilgrims and Plymouth Rocks. In 1907, owner Taylor changed the club's name from the Pilgrims to the Red Sox. In 1910, tired of the leasing arrangement for the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Taylor announced that he would build a ballpark for his Red Sox. Taylor dubbed the new ballpark Fenway Park because of its location in the Fenway section of Boston.

Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and Ortiz still thrills young fans today. Soak up the rich history; hear the echoes of the past. Visit the Green Monster, imagine being one of the "Knights of the Keyboard" as you see the view from the Press Box, visit the State Street Pavilion Club before strolling around Fenway Park.

Accessibility

Tours are fully handicap accessible. Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for additional assistance.

Hours of Operation

In Season: Tours leave on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 3.5 hours prior to game time

Off-Season: 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Twilight Tours will be offered on non-game days from 5/1/08-9/30/08 at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for groups of 10 people or more. Call 617-226-6666 to make a reservation. Please call at least 24 hours in advance. Twilight Tours are an extended 1.5 hour tour and cost $25.00/person. (Groups are welcome.)

For additional information call: 617-226-6666, or write: tours@redsox.com Red Sox 2008 Schedule