See all of Boston's best bits from above at the Skywalk Observatory. It's the city's only sky-high vantage point, giving you 360-degree views over the whole of Boston. Head up there on a clear day and you can see all the way to New Hampshire and out to sea. Or, make the ascent just before dark to see the city transition from day to night.

Hours of Operation

Summer (March 1 – November 4)

Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm (last elevator up: 9:30pm).

Winter (November 5 – February 28)

Daily: 10:00am – 8:00pm (last elevator up: 7:30pm).

Closings & Holidays

Christmas Day. May close early due to private events. Please call to confirm hours of operation for a specific date.

Know before you go

  • To access the Skywalk, enter through the Lower Lobby of the Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street) - Look for the sign that says Skywalk in the Belvidere Arcade. Proceed down the escalator in front of the Prudential Tower, turn left and take the elevator to the 50th floor. Exit the elevator and present your pass at the ticket desk. Enjoy the View!
  • Please be advised that the Skywalk Observatory is also a banquet facility. The 360 degree view may not always be available and the Skywalk Observatory does occasionally close for private functions or inclement weather. We recommend calling ahead to ensure that they are open during the time you wish to visit.

Getting there

Skywalk Observatory

US, MA, Boston, 02199, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street 50th Floor,


Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street 50th Floor,
Boston, MA 02199
United States

Closest Subway Stop

Take the T: Green Line “E" train to Prudential stop OR Orange Line to Back Bay stop.