Hunnewell Building housing Arnold Arboretum's visitor center

Hunnewell Building
Hunnewell Building in the Arnold Arboretum

Surrounded by green: the red Hunnewell Building

The Hunnewell Building is located at 125 Arborway, Boston, MA, at the north tip of the Arnold Arboretum. It houses administrative offices and the visitor center of the arboretum, a National Historic Landmark. The building is named for the wealthy banker, horticulturalist and philanthropist Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, who donated funds for its construction in 1903—after being designed by architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, Jr., a nephew of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Linden Path to the Leventritt Garden begins south of the Hunnewell Building. If you like to hike through the Arboretum, you may want to include the Blackwell Footpath through Bussey Brook Meadow or a “climb” over the Peters Hill summit with Boston skyline vistas into your round trip.

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