Central Wharf

Central Wharf is a historic pier in Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1815–1816 between Long Wharf and India Wharf, it originally extended from India Street nearly a quarter-mile into Boston Harbor. Today, the much-shortened wharf (due to land reclamation on the city end) serves as the home of the New England Aquarium.HistoryCentral Wharf was conceived in the aftermath of the War of 1812, when the restoration and expansion of trade created a need to renovate the Boston waterfront and expand the town's shipping capacity. The project was organized by Ebenezer Francis and was primarily financed by several of the same men who had previously built or invested in India Wharf, namely Uriah Cotting, Harrison Gray Otis, James Lloyd, Jr. and Francis Cabot Lowell. Construction of the wharf began on around April 17, 1815, with the store roofs being covered before the end of the following year, and full occupancy was achieved by the beginning of April 1817.Upon its completion, Central Wharf featured a row of fifty-four warehouses built in the Federal style, with each one measuring four stories in height and three window bays in width. In total, the wharf was one of the town's largest at 1,240 feet long and 150 feet wide, and one contemporary observer noted that "the completion of this undertaking, unparalleled in commercial History, is a proof of the enterprize, the wealth, and persevering industry of Bostonians." Over the next several decades it assumed a prominent position in the town's seaport, becoming the place of business for several eminent merchants and serving as the center of Boston's large Mediterranean trade.

Want your business to be the top-listed Bar/pub in Boston?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.




160 Milk Street
Boston, MA
Other Boston bars and pubs (show all)
1 Main St
Boston, 02121

The Inn at Longwood The Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Ave
Boston, 02115

The Inn at Longwood Medical

City Tap Boston City Tap Boston
10 Boston Wharf Road
Boston, 02210

City Tap House Craft & Kitchen- offering craft beer from around the world as well as elevated American Pub Fare.

Scullers Jazz Scullers Jazz
400 Soldiers Field Rd At The Doubletree Suites By Hilton Hotel Boston
Boston, 02134

Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music.

Chris Harris Presents: Queen Size at Royale Chris Harris Presents: Queen Size at Royale
279 Tremont St
Boston, 02116


The Hawthorne The Hawthorne
500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215

Jackson Cannon's award-winning cocktail bar and spirits library in the heart of Boston's Kenmore Square.

Machine Machine
1254 Boylston St.
Boston, 02215

Machine Nightclub is an institution in Boston Nightlife

Yvonne's Yvonne's
2 Winter Pl
Boston, 02108

Yvonne's is a modern reinterpretation of the supper club.

Hunk-O-Mania Boston Hunk-O-Mania Boston
100 Warrenton St
Boston, 02116

Hunk-O-Mania in Boston is the place to go for ladies seeking the perfect setting to celebrate their special event. Our choreographed "audience participation" male revue show features the best looking, best built, best male dancers in Boston

Hive Hive
15 Lochdale Rd
Boston, 02130

Airstream trailers renovated and repurposed into mobile bars. Local brews, wine, and craft cocktails.

Sammy's VIP Sammy's VIP
1085 Commonwealth Ave, Ste 215
Boston, 02215

Boston's premier weekend destinations // TXT "SammysVIP" to 99000 FRIDAYS at ROYALE SATURDAYS at ASCEND Nightclub

The BlackList Boston The BlackList Boston
100 Warrenton St
Boston, 02116

Exclusive Guest List and VIP Services at ICON Nightclub (Thursdays & Saturdays) and VENU Nightclub (Fridays) in Boston, Massachusetts.